Netball stars the Australian Wanderers travel more than 9,400 miles to take on sides from around Fenland

Chatteris Netball Club's junior teams, The Foxes, welcomed the Australian Wanderers for a tournament

Chatteris Netball Club's junior teams, The Foxes, welcomed the Australian Wanderers for a tournament last Saturday. Photos: Colin Green - Credit: Archant

Netball in Fenland has received a huge boost - thanks to a visit from stars of the sport from down under.

Teams from Chatteris, Wisbech, March and Whittlesey took part in the tournament at Cromwell Communit

Teams from Chatteris, Wisbech, March and Whittlesey took part in the tournament at Cromwell Community College. Photo: Colin Green - Credit: Archant

Australian side the Australian Wanderers stopped off at Chatteris Netball Club as part of their UK tour, and took on some of Fenland’s finest young players from Chatteris, Wisbech, March and Whittlesey in a district-wide tournament.

The teams shared their experiences of the sport over lunch before going head-to-head at Cromwell Community College, with coaches from the Wanderers - based in New South Wales - sharing their expertise along the way.

And the tournament was a massive success, according to Chatteris Foxes head coach, Lucy Peyton.

As well as playing, the teams chatted about their netball experiences. Photos: Colin Green

As well as playing, the teams chatted about their netball experiences. Photos: Colin Green - Credit: Archant

“What an experience,” she said.


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“The Australian Wanderers were the politest, friendliest and most talented young girls I’ve ever met. They were all so inspirational and I hope all our Fen girls learnt something.

“The Australian coaches were first class and gave our under 14 girls one hell of a master class in their netball match which showed in the players renewed confidence along with the lunchtime hot tips for our under 18 shooters.

Coaches from the Australian Wanderers shared tips and advice with the Fenland teams. Photos: Colin G

Coaches from the Australian Wanderers shared tips and advice with the Fenland teams. Photos: Colin Green - Credit: Archant

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“We thank them for their visit and Foxes will now be saving for an Australian tour. I have said a thousand times but a massive thank you to the committee for, as always, pulling together to help make this happen.”

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