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Pendragon becomes an Academy Ambassador for WSAS

By May 15, 2018No Comments

Pendragon is pleased to announce that we have joined Western Sydney Academy of Sport as one of their Academy Ambassadors. Pendragon is following the sporting journey of netballer Sarah Okunbor, who is currently playing in the U20s GWS Fury Premier League team and is in her third year of the Academy Netball Program.

Sarah started playing netball at age 9 for Glenhaven in the Baulkham Hills Association. While she started as a shooter, her coach decided to try her in defence, and the next year she was selected into an U11’s development squad for Baulkham Hills.

Since then, Sarah has only continued to improve, being selected into the U12 Baulkham Hills Representative team, who she continued to play for until U15s.

In 2015, Sarah was welcomed into the Western Sydney Academy of Sports netball squad, and has been a valued member since then.

Sarah was selected into the U15 NSW All Schools Team and was fortunate enough to travel to Adelaide to compete in the Pacific School Games, where her team won the silver medal.

In 2018, Sarah was offered a place in the Under 17 NSW Talent and Development Squad, as well as a contract with the Under 20s GWS Fury Team competing in the Premier League Competition and finally selection into the Sydney West Open’s Team in the schools competition.

Sarah is an outstanding young netballer and Pendragon is excited to see where her journey takes her.

 

John Glover on becoming an Academy Ambassador:

“At Pendragon, we are all supporters of team sport having people in our team who play soccer and netball. We believe sport is a great place to learn how to work as and in a team. It teaches how to handle the highs and lows of life quickly and seriously. We all wish Sarah the best for the year to come.”

 

Sarah Okunbor on The Western Sydney Academy of Sport:

“The Western Sydney Academy of Sport has provided myself and many other athletes with amazing opportunities and skills. I have undoubtedly furthered my defensive skills, knowledge of the game and my sportsmanship. With competitions like the Your Local Club Academy Games and former Australian Invitational Youth Games, the opportunities to put my newly learned skills into practice were great. Not only has the Academy helped me develop as a player but it is also a great way to interact with many other athletes from within my sport and beyond.”

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