Netballers ready for 2012 sign-on
ACROSS the state, netball associations are getting ready for 2012 sign-on and Mission Queensland Firebirds' youngest player Ameliaranne Wells is encouraging all Queenslanders to "join the team" in 2012.
Just a few short years ago, Wells spent her weekends playing netball with her local association in Bundaberg and now she spends her weekends playing with and against the top netballers in the country.
In 2011, at just 20 years old, Wells was recruited to play her debut year with the Firebirds and was part of the team for their history-making undefeated season and she is back in 2012 to help the Firebirds defend their title.
"I started playing netball in 2004, when I was 13, with a netball team called Across the Waves and when I signed up, I never knew that one day I would be playing with the Mission Queensland Firebirds," she said.
"I love playing netball, it is a fun way to get fit and healthy and meet life-long friends."
Growing up in regional Queensland, Wells never dared to dream she would one day play netball with Queensland's premier team.
But through her involvement with her local netball association, she was able to develop her skills as a player through Netball Queensland's Player Development Pathways, which led to her recruitment with the Firebirds.
Log on to Gympie Netball on gympie.netball.asn.au or phone 5482 5020 for sign-on details.