Issue 3
August 2019
In this third issue for 2019 we feature a story about Hamersley vs England, a report on how well our teams represented us at the Warriors Cup, video of milestone celebrations for Nicole Fevre's 150 Games and Katie Mitchinson's 250 Games, a thank you to Amanda Tremaine and Dan Coleman, a Case Study of an ACL Injury, an article about Strength & Conditioning Term 4, photos from the Curtin Hamersley Comets Music Bingo Night, congratulations to Boudene Huckle plus an Engagement Announcement!

Hamersley vs England!

On Saturday 6 July 2019 Hamersley had 4 of our 18U teams play friendly games against four teams visiting from England. These teams were from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.
All players and coaches came away from this day with memories and long distance friendships. By the end of the day the bus driver had to drag the kids away from one another after exchanging social media contacts; the 21st century version of “pen pals” as suggested by our very own Lyn Pemberton.
We would like to thank all the Bromsgrove players, coaches and managers for a great day on and off the netball court.
To our Hamersley teams, coached by Beth Harvey, Nicole Mann, Ellie Sanzone and Maddie Hunter, thank you for representing our club and congratulations on a great day.

Warriors Cup

Hamersley Netball Club strives to live by its values of Belonging, Respect and Professionalism. In the Warriors Cup this season both "Hamersley 16" and "The Hammers" were two of our teams competing. These two teams were recognised for their tremendous sportsmanship and grace while versing the Currambine Tactix.
We would like to congratulate our Hamersley teams on representing our club with such high standards and thank Michelle the manager of the Currambine Tactix for her positive feedback.
“I just wanted to compliment you all on the lovely group of ladies who represented your club with such grace and sportsmanship. Your girls showed some incredible talent and our games against both of these teams were a highlight of the day for our players and parents. Please pass on my congratulations to the coaches, managers and players who participated and we look forward to playing against you in the future.”

Nicole Fevre!

Video of Nicole's 150 game celebration
By Janine Friday
Club Captain
In her 10th season with Hamersley, we were so pleased to celebrate Nicole Fevre’s 150 Game Milestone on Saturday. Nic has shown great loyalty to Hamersley - after her first season in 1993, she's had a couple of extended breaks but has continued to return to us.
Nic is now joined at the Club by her daughters Brooke and Chloe and it was fantastic to have them share in the celebrations.
Congratulations Nic! We look forward to your continued involvement with Hamersley and hope to see you notch up another milestone in the next few years.

Katie Mitchinson!

Video of Katie's 250 game celebration
By Janine Friday
Club Captain
Congratulations to Katie Mitch for achieving her 250 Game milestone for Hamersley Netball Club. Katie is one of the longest serving members of our Club, with her involvement spanning a massive 32 years! Katie has done it all, representing the Club as a player, coach, umpire and committee member resulting in her being honoured as a Hamersley Legend.
And what a Legend she is!! Katie you bring something special to the Club with your passion and loyalty. You are a true representation of what our Club is all about and you have a way of including people and making them want to stay and be a part of Hamersley too.
Thank you for all that you have done over the years. We look forward to your continued involvement for many years to come.

Thank you Amanda

On behalf of Hamersley Netball Club we would like to show our appreciation and say a big thank you to Amanda Tremaine for organising the successful application of our BankWest Easy Grant for $1,000. This is greatly appreciated and will be used to replenish our equipment stocks. Thank you BankWest!

Thank you Dan

On behalf of Hamersley Netball Club we would like to say a huge thank you to Dan Coleman for creating the “We Are Hamersley” banner which looked brilliant at the the Curtin University Stadium for the Comets’ inaugural home games. Your efforts are very much appreciated by all!

Case Study Of A Netball Injury

Kristy recovering after her knee surgery back in 2015
Netball is a sport like many others that unfortunately at times sees players get injured. However like that saying “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” our players come back better than ever. Here is a story about Kristy Horner, a young Hamersley player who is now playing in Team 1 and Curtin Hamersley Comets, as written on behalf of her mother.
"In June 2015, my 16yr old daughter ruptured her ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) which required surgery to allow her to play netball in her future. ACL surgery is considered elective surgery, and therefore has limited cover from private health insurance and Medicare! This injury happened during a Saturday competition game and so we were able to utilise the insurance which is included in Netball WA fees (Willis Netball Australia Risk Protection).
Upon receiving confirmation of a complete rupture of the ACL by MRI, we had no idea where to go! We found that talking to members of Hamersley Netball Club and especially those we knew had undergone the surgery previously, gave us a wealth of information and pointed us in the right directions for physios and surgeons. The decisions were ours to make, but it helps to hear from others, their stories and who they have used to help us to make informed decisions.
After visiting the physio 2-3 times a week, to get the swelling to go down and to improve the 'range of movement', as much as possible, the surgeon agreed to do the surgery! As a 16 yr old, my daughter had to take responsibility to sign for the surgery to take place, which was very confronting for her, but we got there! After waiting all day in pre-surgery, at 3:45pm they took her into the operating theater and after awaking from surgery 3½ hours later singing very loudly, 'GHOSTBUSTERS', her long road to recovery began.
The original MRI was not covered by any insurance so we had to pay in full for that, which seems to be the norm for MRIs. We also had to pay for the Anaesthetist fees, these you need to check on when booking in your surgery. Our surgeons anaesthetist covered by Medicare was unavailable, so we opted to go ahead and pay. The surgeons fees were covered by our private insurance, as well as a percentage of the Physio visits. Physio GAPs for the 12 months, Travel and a Gym membership for the period of rehabilitation, was covered by Netball WA Insurance. This insurance needs to be checked out as it works in sections, a certain amount of money for certain things, ie up to $500 for Gym Membership. At the time, the total limit was $2,000 and I claimed just under this amount. You cannot claim anything that has even 1 cent of Medicare, but some other things unexpected that can be claimed for are tutoring and childcare, so you need to talk to them about your situation and ask about specific things that may be claimable for you.
Playing netball is her only passion, so it was fantastic the support Hamersley Netball Club, their Committee and coaches as well as her team members gave her during her 12 months rehabilitation. She was included as a team member all season, during Tuesday night training and Saturday games and even received a Grand Final Medal at the end of the season. This also continued into the next season, when she was well on the road to recovery.
It has now been an eventful 4 years since she 'Did Her Knee' and it was definitely worth the approximately $2,000 we were out of pocket to watch her play in the blue and red dress, and now orange and blue as well!"

Strength & Conditioning

Registrations are open for Term 4 of our 2019 Strength & Conditioning program.
Whilst Term 4 sees the end of the netball season, you are really encouraged to continue coming to the program and look to progress through the movement competency levels. New starters to the program are also welcome.
Here's a reminder of the focus of each of the levels:
  • Level 1: Bodyweight exercise with minimal equipment.
  • Level 2: Adding some load with machines and unloaded barbells.
  • Level 3: Adding multiple-plane movements and unloaded weightlifting movements.
  • Level 4: More individualised and use of technology and testing.
Head over to our Strength & Conditioning page to read more, or register directly via Warwick Workout.
Term 4 commences the week beginning 14 October, registrations close 10 October.
See you in the gym!

Curtin Hamersley Comets Music Bingo Night!

Thank you to everyone that attended the Curtin Hamersley Comets Music Bingo Fundraiser night on Saturday at Kingsway Olympic Sports Club. It was so great to see so much support for the club, and so many amazing costumes.
Our fundraiser would not have been possible without the tireless work of our fantastic Events Committee! Thank you to Mel Hunter, Pam Richardson, Claire Rafferty, Sam Morgan, Naomi Arrigo, Charo Wilson and Leanne Bruce.

Congratulations Boudene Huckle!

Boudene and Lyn Pemberton
The prize for the most Hamersley Raffle tickets sold by a family has been awarded to Boudene Huckle. Boudene has won three private specialist coaching sessions with High Performance Coach Lyn Pemberton, valued at $400, to be held at Warwick Stadium over the next few weeks.
Don't forget, the Raffle will be drawn this Saturday 31 August at the WDNA courts. The winners will be officially announced on the Hamersley website the following Saturday. Good luck everyone!!

Happy Engagement!!

On behalf of your Hamersley family, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to our very own Eleanor Shadbolt and partner Jake Kenny. After 11 years together, on 7 July 2019 the lovely couple got engaged. Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

Got a News Story to Share?

Do you have a news story or maybe a video of your team you want to share in the next Hamlet? If so please email Annie McKendry, our Hamlet Coordinator.
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