Following state-wide try-outs in Melbourne earlier this month, Destiny Murphy and Shareese Harrison from Traralgon and Aleeah and Cora-Lynn Munnich from Boolarra were selected for the Victorian Seven Sisters Indigenous Team (12 and Under) and will be competing in the Australian Indigenous Netball Championships on the Gold Coast in January 2020.
Aleeah and Cora-Lynn have played with the Boolarra Junior Netball team for the past two years and hope to one day compete in the premier netball league; Aleeah would love to play for the Vixens, however Cora-Lynn would love to play for the Giants.
In order to compete in the Championships next year, the girls are fundraising to assist with the trip costs as the trip will cost over $3000. There has already been strong support from the local community, including the Boolarra Community Hotel who have designated two Fridays for the girls to run a Meat Raffle – which was very kindly donated by Webster’s Butchery Yinnar. Following the first meat raffle last week, a gentleman who won the weekly bag raffle kindly donated the proceeds to the girls as well as the whole community. The support received from the Boolarra Community Hotel, as well as the Boolarra and District community has been overwhelming and the girls are extremely grateful for the offers of support so far.
They would also like to thank Boolarra Netball Club which has always supported the girls. From Meg, Jackie McGlade and Eloise O’Brien coaching when they were six and seven years old, to the whole Boolarra Netball Club getting right behind the girls and helping them financially to follow their dreams.
If you would like to contribute to the girls fundraising efforts, a gofundme page has been set up to help raise money for girls to follow their dreams. The link is https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-girls-get-to-good-coa-to-play-netball-for-vic. Alternatively, there will be a number of other fundraising initiatives conducted over coming weeks.