Trip of a lifetime for netball superstars

Trip of a lifetime for netball superstars

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Amelia Eades, Hannah Garlett and Allirah Eades. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen. 

Two young girls from Seville Grove and one from Thornlie will soon embark on the trip of a lifetime to showcase their netball skills on the national stage. 

Sisters Amelia and Allirah Eades together with Hannah Garlett have been selected to represent Western Australia and will fly to Queensland to compete against netballers from around the country in the 2020 Australian Indigenous Netball Championships.

Twelve-year-old Hannah Garlett said she became interested in netball by watching it on the television and seeing her fellow peers play it on the courts at Thornlie Senior High. 

“I love it so much and now couldn’t see myself not playing,” she said.

Amelia and Allirah Eades’ love for the game also developed from time spent on the courts. 

They were both selected to play in the Aboriginal All Stars where they competed in the state cup against the best of the best in regional and metropolitan areas of the state. 

According to their parents all three girls are excited to take part in the upcoming championships. 

Member for East Metropolitan Region Matt Swinbourn is sponsoring the three girls to attend next year’s championships. 

He congratulated them on their fantastic achievements. 

“Who knows, we could have three future Diamonds on our hands,” he said. 

The championships will be held in the Gold Coast between January 13 and 20.