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National talent identification

Posted by devo on December 18, 2009

AUSTRALIA’S best 130 junior volleyball players are training in Bendigo this week for the Australian Institute of Sport’s junior development camp … with the aim of earning a place in the Australian junior squad …

National Talent Identification and Development Coach and Junior Women’s Program Manager, Simon Naismith, said the athletes at this week’s camp had been selected based on their performances throughout the year. “We’ve got talent identification scouts out throughout Australia through Volleyball Australia whose prime job is to go out to state schools and competitions and under-16 championships to find athletes to bring to this camp,’’ he said. … “They will have fantastic ball control, which is really important, as well as playing an international style of game,’’ he said. “… we need true athletes out there.’’ more@BendigoAdvertiser

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