Jones selected for elite academy
PORTLAND netballer Heidi Jones has been selected for the Western Netball Victoria Talent Academy in 2019 after an exhaustive selection process.
The journey towards academy selection began for 15-year-old Jones after earning selection to represent the Hampden Netball League at interleague in Ballarat and Melbourne.
The only player from Portland selected for this year’s interleague netball, Jones starred in her team’s second-placed finish at the Melbourne tournament and as a result was invited to trial for the academy program.
“I found out in November that I’ve been invited to two high performance camps and three training sessions,” Jones said.
“I’ll be a part of the west Victoria regional group and will be playing against other regions in the system at one stage which should be really good.”