MEDIA RELEASE: Bendigo FNL Season 2023 – Open Netball Representative Team

The Bendigo Football Netball League would like to announce and congratulate the following BFNL netball players who have been selected in the 2023 BFNL Open Netball representative team:

2023 BFNL Open Netball Team
− Claudia Mawson (Gisborne)
− Abbey Ryan (Kangaroo Flat)
− Rebecca Smith (Sandhurst)

− Shae Clifford (Sandhurst)
− Kirby Elliot (Gisborne)
− Ashley Ryan (Kangaroo Flat)
− Meg Williams (Sandhurst)

− Heather Oliver (Sandhurst)
− Alicia Gladman (South Bendigo)
− Charlotte Sexton (Sandhurst)
− Sophie Shoebridge (Sandhurst)

Coach: Jayden Cowling (Kangaroo Flat)
Assistant Coach: Stephanie Freemantle (Strathfieldsaye Storm)

The BFNL Open team will join the recently qualified BFNL 17 & Under netballers at the Netball Victoria Association Championships Finals, to be held at the State Netball Centre, Parkville on Sunday the 18th of June 2023.
Motivated BFNL head coach Jayden Cowling is again thrilled at the prospect of leading the Open team, and buoyed by the quantity and quality of local BFNL talent that were able to make themselves available for selection for the representative program.

“I am incredibly excited and proud of the talented squad that we have selected to represent the Bendigo Football Netball League”. “We have such a star-studded league with numerous players having VNL or state level experience, but also have a range of amazing local talent who will be able to showcase their ability at the Association Championships”.

“We are fortunate to have selected a very versatile side who can cover numerous positions across the court, which will be extremely beneficial at a grueling full-day tournament against quality opposition”.

“The group has a great mix of youth and significant experience that gives us great balance to hopefully go one step further in 2023 from our Runners-Up result in 2022.”

BFNL Manager Cameron Tomlins said, “The Bendigo Football Netball League congratulate and thank all players who have been selected in the 2023 BFNL open netball representative team and will proudly represent the BFNL to showcase their ability and the current significant quality of BFNL netball at State representative level”.

“Whilst a small number of quality players were ruled out of selection consideration due to injury, VNL or personal commitments, the overall investment of all players and volunteers that were able to make themselves available for selection for representative duties has allowed Coach Jayden Cowling and the selection panel to gather an extremely strong and versatile team that we are confident will achieve success, whilst positively representing the current high standard and quality of BFNL netball.”

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