15 Jun Anakie now the most improved on court?
Anakie netball star Jady Brkic may only be two seasons into her tenure at the den.
Yet the former Geelong Amateur and Bell Post Hill playmaker has already seen a vast change in the club’s on court environment.
“The key to success started last year with all of the girls speaking so highly about the club which led to the biggest pre-season tryouts we’ve ever had,” Brkic said.
The Roos feature in the top five from B-Grade to D-Grade while their top tier side sits seventh (one game outside the top five).
And even the A-Grade side captured a 60 to 55 win over Inverleigh under first year coach Darren Johnston to bring their tally to 5-4 after a 1-2 opening month.
“We’ve just looked like a team out there right from the get go from our practice match against Portarlington in March,” she said.
“This year we’ve been able to score from our centres and win those extra turnovers in D-Grade and our shooter has just been crushing it with her height advantage.”
Such has been the Roos’ midcourt dominance in the D-Grade competition that second year Roo Rebecca Blake now leads the goal-shooting with 202.
“She came to Anakie last year from North Geelong and showed potential towards the end,” she added.
“This year she has absolutely destroyed it and she hasn’t come off the court yet as a result of her improvement.”
When asked what the girls goal was for the second half of the season?
“We just need to stay united as a club going into the second half of the season.”
By Alex Tigani
GDFL Media (15/06/2018)