Eyre Peninsula's Petty part of Thunderbirds clinic

Eyre Peninsula’s Hannah Petty will look to pass her on-court skills on to young, local netballers at an Adelaide Thunderbirds clinic in Port Lincoln on Sunday, February 18.

Petty, who debuted for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2016, will join fellow Thunderbird and sharpshooter Cat Tuivaiti in a clinic open to boys and girls aged 9 to 14, hosted by Netball SA partner HomeStart Finance.

Petty, who played for Wudinna United in the Mid West Netball Association, said growing up on Eyre Peninsula she knew how passionate the young netballers in the region were.

“It’s really exciting and great to get back in Eyre Peninsula and give back to the area I grew up in…and to meet young and up and coming netballers,” she said.

“When I was growing up I didn’t get any clinics like this, so for HomeStart to put this on is great.”

Petty, who can cover all three mid-court positions, said she hoped to pass on her love of the game to the participants, as well as a variety of skills.

It’s really exciting and great to get back in Eyre Peninsula and give back to the area I grew up in…and to meet young and up and coming netballers.

Hannah Petty - Adelaide Thunderbird

Participants will learn a variety of skills used across the netball court, including attack, defence and goal shooting.

Petty, who has also captained the under 21 Australian side, said it was great to get out into regional areas like Eyre Peninsula to give young players exposure to these type of clinics.

Tuivaiti, who has also represented New Zealand and Samoa on more than 50 occasions, said it would be great fun for all involved.

“The clinic is designed for players of all skills and abilities, and the drills we have planned are a lot of fun,” she said.

Positions in the clinic are limited and applications can be made by visiting sooner.homestart.com.au/netball-ptlincoln.

The 2018 SuperNetball season starts in late April, with the Adelaide Thunderbirds playing against the West Coast Fever at Priceline Stadium, Adelaide on April 29.