Girls get tips from the best


Recently recalled Silver Fern Sheryl Scanlan shares tips with aspiring young netballers at an exclusive Queenstown Primary training session yesterday.

Veteran defender Scanlan – recalled on Tuesday after recovering from a calf strain – took time out before this Sunday’s Test against Australia to coach Year 5 team QPS Green (back, from left) Clora Quinlan-Thompson, Charlie Hotop, Lucy McCrostie, Abbie Downing, Bailie Downing and (front, from left) Kirsty McCorkindale, Lucy Wikstrom, Sophie Brown and Olivia Tutty.

The session was part of the Queenstown Primary team’s prize for collecting the longest supermarket docket in Otago during New World’s Get Sponsored Like the Silver Ferns competition.

The “excited” girls, who found Scanlan’s new drills “pretty cool”, also travel to Invercargill this weekend as VIP guests for the Test.