The region’s premier netball team, Central Coast Heart, has had its best-ever season, with the Opens and Under 20’s teams finishing second and third on their respective ladders at the end of the Samsung Premier League season.
Both teams will now compete, for the very first time, in the final series, commencing from September 12. Central Coast Heart defender, Lauren Moore, has been named in the NSW Swifts team for the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season. Moore started playing netball with the Wyong District Netball Association and was then selected to represent NSW in the Under 17 and Under 19 teams.
Most recently, as well as playing for Central Coast Heart, Moore was a member of the NSW Institute of Sport team that finished fourth in the 2018 Super Club competition in New Zealand. The Netball NSW Premier League is an elite platform for the best current and emerging talent in the state and acts as a feeder competition to identify players for the Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball.
The standard of netball in the Premier League is extremely high, with the Central Coast Heart Open team coming up against current New Zealand representative and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Maria Folau, in the final round of the competition earlier this month. To coincide with these best ever results, Chair of Central Coast Heart, Samantha Gribble, said that she was excited to announce the Imperial Centre at Gosford as a bronze partner of Central Coast Heart. “The Imperial Centre joins our foundation partners, Central Coast Leagues and the local community branches of Bendigo Bank, in supporting netball from grassroots to the elite level across the Coast,” Gribble said.
Source: Media release, Sep 10 Brownyn Rumbel, Central Coast Heart