Ball in Carla’s court

Talented Two Wells netballer Carla Harris has been selected as part of Phase 2 of the State U17 netball trial process.

Carla’s selection follows a standout performance at the Academy Games held at Priceline Stadium in October this year, where the 15-year-old represented the Northern Regional Netball Academy (NRNA).

The next phase of the state netball trials will be held in late February and if Carla is successful, will travel with the U17 team to Hobart in July to compete in a national age competition.

Having spent all her junior netball years at Two Wells Netball Club, Carla was promoted to the senior squad for 2020 before COVID-19 saw the end of the season.

However, she still found her way onto a court, playing basketball for Owen’s U18 women’s team in centre and point guard positions.

As in netball, Carla’s strength in basketball is her ability to score well and grab rebounds effectively, and she is keen to pursue a basketball career parallel to her netball interests.

“I’m wanting to play for the Bearcats basketball club based at West Adelaide,” she said.

“I like the faster pace, the higher contact and the ability to play a lot of different positions across the court.”

Last month Carla tore the ligaments in her right foot but has recovered quickly and is keen to get back on the court.

No doubt this young lass is one to watch; keep aiming high Carla.

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