Naomi soars with the Eagles

BEACONSFIELD Netball Club has been the benchmark for producing talented netballers for many years – and the tradition continues with the nomination of 16 year-old Naomi Allardyce for the 2010 Young Rising Netball Star award.
Naomi is another shining example of the dedicated structure and development of Beaconsfield’s juniors.
Naomi started playing netball at the age of nine and has played for a number of clubs, including involvement with the CSWNA, teams at Dandenong and other stadiums. She also played at state league level for Melbourne Waverley and Gippsland Storm, and has represented Beaconsfield over the past six years.
Although she is only at under 17 level, Naomi’s list of achievements are remarkable. She played for the Melbourne Waverley under 13 and under 15 representative teams, the CSWNA under 11, 13 and 15 representative teams, Gippsland Storm under 15 team and the Waverley Nights under 15 state representative team.
Her career at Beaconsfield is also littered with awards. Naomi was runner-up best and fairest in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and won the best and fairest awards in 2007 and 2008. She also was nominated as the best finals player for all juniors in 2008 and 2009.
Along with her impressive list of achievements, Naomi has shown she can rise to the A-grade competition and also be a dependable B-grade player.
Naomi said her ambition was to again make a state team – and to pay for Australia. Her under 17 coach, Amy Mackley, said she had the potential to go far in netball.
“Every team needs a Naomi Allardyce,” she said. “She is exciting to watch, controlled all over the court and reads the game like a book. Her aerial skills, excellent hands and spot-on passes, make her extremely destructive to an opposition. Naomi is the next generation for our club, which is fantastic.”