Northern netball's first-rate crew have been rewarded with selection in Netball Tasmania's elite development squad.
Seventeen of the North's most talented prospects will grace the EDS, a high-performance pathway supporting players to reach their full potential.
Tasmanian Magpies pair Zoe Claridge and Shelby Miller will continue in the highest level of the three-tier program, joined by rising star Hannah Lenthall while Dani Laugher, Gabbi Groves, Hannah Crawford, Hayley Older, Olive Morris and Taylah Griffin make up the second tier.
Selection for the third tier will take place later in the year with athletes from the 14 and 15-year-old age group on track to be recognised.
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President of the Northern Tasmanian Netball Association Alison Filgate congratulated the players on their selection and looked forward to their upcoming growth.
"This elite opportunity helps provide a graduated experience to our local talent who began their pathways at our local association, and we are so proud of their achievements," she said.
"Netball at a local level plays a big part in the beginning of any junior netballer and the recent success of having three out of four Northern teams participating in the 2019 State League grand finals means we are doing something right."
Running from January to November, alongside the players' State League commitments, the squad offers opportunities to enhance mindset, execution and conditioning through means of fitness sessions and testing, nutrition work and sports psychology.
The NTNA's season gets started with senior grading on March 9 while the junior roster kicks off with a grading round-robin on March 28 and 29.
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