Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Claws Face off with Sharks; Squad Newcomers Get Taste of QSNL Standard in Trials

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Claws Face off with Sharks; Squad Newcomers Get Taste of QSNL Standard in Trials

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Byline: Pam McKay pam.mckay@capnews.com.au

NETBALL: Coach Zoe Seibold has a clearer picture of just how the Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Claws are tracking after two pre-season trials at the weekend.

While the Claws were on the wrong side of the scoreline against the Whitsunday Sharks, they could take plenty away from the match-ups in Mackay.

"We weren't focusing on the score, it was more about trying combinations and giving the players, especially the new faces in the squad, a taste of what the State League will be like," Seibold said.

"We have a very young squad and the Sharks certainly had a bit of age and experience on us.

"They were very physical games but our younger players handled themselves well and I was very proud of their efforts.

"There were some real positives to come out of it.

"It was the girls' first weekend on the road together and it was a good chance to implement the things we had been working on. …

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