Gippsland Storm Elite Netball Development Club and Monash University Centrals combine to form first Superclub!
Gippsland Storm and Monash Centrals (VNL) are excited to announce their new partnership. This will see Gippsland Storm now being the logical smooth pathway to the VNL for all the Gippsland regions aspiring netballers.
Details are to be finalised, however the plan includes
This is an exciting time for netball in Gippsland. Shane O' Sullivan (President of Monash Centrals and Net Vic board member) said at the announcement " If we can make it a superclub, the envy of every VNL club and every netball association in Victoria it would be fantastic and from Monash's part we will be working to make that happen."
Gippsland Storm expects that the upcoming try outs for the 2014 season will be HUGE!
Any netballer who is currently in our region and who is serious about developing their skills will be in attendance.
Tryouts will be open to all in the first two weeks
Sunday 20th October 2013
and Sunday 27th October 2013
Times for each age group will be announced soon
Storm take all before them at TID tournament
Gippsland Storm Under 15/1's and a combined Under 17's side both came away from the Southern Saints TID tournament on the weekend with tremendous wins in their respective sections.
The event is a invitation only tournament with 8 associations presenting teams from under 15's and under 17's. The result is a testament to our program and one which the club is very proud of.
Our under 15's won all but one game for the day and all represented us well and did their best to impress the selectors. The 17's went through the day undefeated and beat Richmond in the Grand Final by 3.
Like last year we expect to be well represented when the selectors make their decisions on who they would like to attend special training days with an eye to making the Southern Saints squads.
Well done to all players and coaches on a very successful day for our club. Keep an eye on the website and we will put up the names of all girls who make the next stage once we are informed of who they are.
Update - Gippsland Storm Players TID'ed by Southern Saints
Shannon Danckert, Katrina Guy, Ally Kilpatrick, Samantha O'Neil, Lauren Redpath.
Alice Ditchfield, Hannah Flanders, Rhiannon Haines, Mandy Hanegraaf, Jacquie Snooks, Emma Williamson.
Overall we had 11 players selected, Congratulations to all. It is worth noting that Storm had by far the highest number of identified players.
Going back to school (and work!) was made even more difficult for the players and coaches of Gippsland Storm after the completion of the annual pre season camp. Many reported being very tired and sore on Monday morning after the gruelling fitness and team building components were completed.
This years event was held at Portsea Camp. The facilities, food, accommodation and weather were great. The club was thrilled with the outcomes and is extremely confident that the players have been well prepared for the 2013 seasons with increased self belief and confidence in their team-mates. This important event is just one aspect that sets Gippsland Storm apart from its competitors.
The players all completed a high ropes course, many strength, conditioning and endurance activities as well as trust exercises and of course the early morning runs!
Head Coach Simon O'Shanessy complimented all players in his assessment of the weekend"In all my years at the club I have not seen a more committed group of players" "All players completed all aspects without complaint - giving their all for the benefit of their team"
This should sound a warning bell for all Gippsland Storms competitors - Look out The Storm are ready for 2013.
Spring Season News
Congratulations to the Gippsland Storm Under 13/2's for Winning the Premiership. Thanks to all who attended and provided tremendous support for the team.
This team had made history for our club being the first Under 13 team to win the ultimate prize. Well done to Hannah Murnane and all the girls for their fantastic efforts through out the season.
Christine Meyer was awarded the best on court with a dominant display of goal shooting.
2013 Try-outs completed
Thanks to all who attended the annual Gippsland Storm try - outs
Once again the Storm try-outs attracted huge numbers over the three scheduled weeks. The quality of the players who attended was extremely high - perhaps the best we have seen in recent years. It is a very difficult process to select the players to represent our great club in 2013. Unfortunately we can not take everyone!
A big thank you to the committee, selectors, coaches and players for all the time and effort it takes to run these day's as successfully as we have.
Now the hardest part begins - narrowing down the hope fulls into what the coaches and selectors feel will be the best combinations for the next year. The process from here is that all players will be notified by email. As for those that were not selected in the initial intake all is not lost. Storm will be putting players on a "wait list" which means that should an opportunity arise due to a selected player being unable to take the offered position more places will be offered to those on this list. Every year players get a call up from this list - so don't loose hope! Some very talented players will likely miss out, and for this we are sorry - there are only so many places to fill! For those that don't make it to the teams we would encourage you to keep up the hard work and try again in the future.
For the successful players - Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Ritchies IGA Community Benefits Cards
Thanks to all members for using their Ritchies Community Benefits cards. Please help support your club when ever you can by shopping at Ritchies Supermarkets. There is a store in Pakenham and another in Berwick. If you are placed in parts where weekly shopping at these stores is not practical, maybe you could consider picking up some groceries on a Sunday on the way home from training. Every time you use the card The Storm benefits.
Also we have gained the support of United Fuel with their community card. Again every time you purchase fuel from one of their outlets it will help the Storm.
If you would like to get a card for yourself or for your friends and neighbours simply contact email@example.com will get one or both of these cards to you.