Tombs, McDonell and Eaton to Lead NSW 19/U

GIANTS Netball is proud to announce that 2019 GIANTS Netball Training Partner Latika Tombs, GIANT Matilda McDonell and Canberra GIANT Madeline Eaton have been named as Captain and dual Vice Captains respectively of the NSW 19/U side.

The team will travel to Brisbane next month to contest the National Netball Championships, where Australia’s best young players get the chance to represent their respective state or territory.

The Championships also provide a fantastic pathway opportunity for athlete exposure and talent identification.

Tombs, who was called into the GIANTS’ Suncorp Super Netball squad in 2018 as a temporary replacement player, is stepping up after an impressive showing with the Canberra GIANTS in last year’s DUANL.

Netball NSW’s Head of Netball Nikki Horton congratulated the athletes on their appointments and wished them well ahead of the trip to Queensland.

“It is a great honour to play for NSW, but to captain is another level again and I know our state team coaches are very happy with who’ve they’ve chosen,” she said.

“On behalf of everyone at Netball NSW I would like to sincerely congratulate all of the captains and vice captains named today. It truly is a fantastic achievement and one that they themselves, their families, clubs and associations should be exceptionally proud of.

The 2019 National Netball Championships take place at the Queensland State Netball Centre in Brisbane from April 11-16.

Full fixtures for the event can be viewed here.