It’s not every day you get to ask NSW Swifts midcourter and world champion Kimberlee Green what it’s like to represent your country or what she eats pre-game, but for the players that attended the NSW State Team Induction that’s exactly what they had the opportunity to do.
Standing in front of a room full of players, parents and coaching staff, Kim Green shared with the NSW 17/U Team and NSW 19/U Squad her thoughts on what makes a good team on and off the court, the importance of being a team and communication.
“Looking at your role as a player is a little bit different to your role as a person off-court. When you look at a lot of sporting teams one of the key things is that they want everyone to succeed, because it takes the entire team to win not just one or two players,” Green explained.
“Eating well and hydration is also really important, as is recovery. These are things that have been proven to help you and will help the team in the long run.”
Green also discussed the importance of looking professional, respect, trust and being on time.
“We received our new uniforms this week which was exciting for the girls, so we make sure that we’re wearing the right gear all the time and wearing it with respect – including making sure we have the correct socks on,” she said.
Covering an array of topics including social media, nutrition, injury management, training schedules and expectations; the induction is an important night in ensuring that the players and their families understand what is in front of them as both teams start their campaigns towards the National Netball Championships to be played in Tasmania at the end of March.
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