“My 2022 netball season has come to an end. It has felt like quite a long one after the previous two being shortened due to Covid, with preseason starting in September and the season finishing at the end of May.
“The season with the U21 team was very positive, I was lucky enough to captain this team for my final season in this age group. We had great wins against top teams, but also lots of lessons learned along the way. Being captain has really allowed me to take a look at the leadership skills needed to keep a team focused and engaged throughout the whole season. I hope the girls feel I did a good job as they were a great group to work with.
“I was lucky enough to train with the Superleague team alongside my U21s team this year, which was a great challenge. I feel I have gained valuable skills and pushed myself to work even harder. The team was great in making everyone feel welcome, but also making sure everyone was working at their maximum.
“I am excited to see what next season has to offer!”
Charlotte has had an excellent final season in the U21s Storm team this year, ending our season on a high with seven matches undefeated. She has been an inspirational captain leading by example. Her personal game has gone from strength to strength and she was invited to be a training partner for the VNSL team alongside the 21s this season, which is only offered to those athletes with potential to play in the future on a Superleague court.
I have loved working with and coaching Charlotte; she is always positive and brings the best out of her teammates, inspiring them to always play at their best. I look forward to seeing Charlotte’s netballing career continue to flourish next year.”
Elaine Searle - Head Coach, Storm U21s