Netball Clinic - Malysha Kelly from the Adelaide Thunderbirds and Romelda Aiken from the Queensland Firebirds work with 8-10 year old budding players.
Netball Clinic - Malysha Kelly from the Adelaide Thunderbirds and Romelda Aiken from the Queensland Firebirds work with 8-10 year old budding players. Michael Richards

PHOTOS: Firebirds and Thunderbirds players main attraction for netball girls

NETBALL: Dozens of Gladstone's juniors were given a lesson of their lifetime when two Jamaican stars did clinics at the Gladstone Netball Association courts yesterday.

Queensland Firebirds goal shooter Romelda Aiken and Adelaide Thunderbirds goal defender Malysha Kelly were the big attractions and both were clearly impressed with the talent at hand.

"Their hand and skill co-ordination was really good and they were very much eager to learn and trying new things," Aiken said.

"They were very up and about and I think just having us here teaching them for a few hours was really good."

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallists conducted three booked out sessions that catered for eight to 10-year-olds, 11-14 year olds and 15-17s.

Kelly, who has just completed her first season with the Thunderbirds after arriving from Manchester Thunder last year, said netball here was an eye-opener.

"For me it was quite different, it was quite an experience in terms of seeing (netball) in the grass-roots and how the upbringing in my state was quite intense," she said.

"It was not like that back home."



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