AUSTRALIAN Fast5 netballer Sam Poolman has put the Billabong Crows through their paces in the countdown to the Hume league season.
About 70 junior and senior players trained at Urana on Saturday with 12 taking part in a coaching clinic.
Crows’ A-grade coach Beck O’Connell said the GWS Giants defender made a big impression.
“Sam worked through a variety of things from game ideas focusing on five-years-olds to team plays and court structure for the seniors,” O’Connell said.
“Her approach and professionalism was incredible.
“She’s an extremely genuine person.”
The Crows were one of the Hume league’s strongest clubs last season with O’Connell confident the club will again be competitive in all grades.
Brooke Morley has joined the Crows from Wahgunyah and Brooke Wilson has crossed from rival club CDHBU but Abby Austin, Annabelle Bouchier and Bec Evans have crossed to Kiewa-Sandy Creek.
Lauren Kerrins and Janna Tait will co-coach reigning premier Brock-Burrum with the Saints set to remain a formidable force.
They have lost Jane Tinkler and Emily Hillary to retirement and picked up Lauren Coelli (Bullioh) and Kaitlyn Maher (Thurgoona).
Meanwhile, Brock-Burrum will hold a family fundraiser day for Brianna Livermore at Urana Road Oval from 1pm on Sunday.
The club president has been diagnosed with stage three melanoma.
The Saints’ netballers and footballers will playing a game of netball.