Adelaide Thunderbirds shooting star, Sasha Glasgow, was given the amazing opportunity to shine bright among the Samsung Diamonds in their World Cup training camp.
Sasha has proved to be one of the league’s most exciting shooting talents this season. She holds second place for the league’s offensive rebounds, with Caitlin Bassett in her sights.
Her efforts did not go unnoticed, as Sasha was handpicked by Netball Australia to put the Diamonds to the test at their training camp in Sydney. Sasha trained with the Diamonds for a day, before the team left for the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool.
“When I was told I’d been invited to go into the camp I was so excited by the opportunity to play against the Diamonds,” Sasha said.
Sasha says the experience of taking on the best netballers in the country was invaluable.
“It helped show me where I need to pick up in my own game,” Sasha said.
“I’m going to keep working hard and putting myself in the best position to hopefully get selected one day.”
Without hesitation, Sasha predicts the Diamonds will remain reigning champions in the competition.
“They’ll get gold of course! They’ve got the best reputation,” Sasha said.
“Being a shooter myself, I really admire their shooting end. It’s just so slick.”
With five international Adelaide Thunderbirds representing their home countries in this year’s competition, Sasha says she’s been keeping in contact with the players.
“The girls have all been asking how the training sessions are going,” Sasha said.
“They keep checking in on us. It just shows how close we are as a team on and off the court.”
“We miss them, but we’re so proud of them.”
But it hasn’t been all rest and relaxation for the girls still in Adelaide. Sasha and the team re-started training again last week and are spending much of their extra time in the netball community.
“This has been the best time to connect with the community, our fans and sponsors. It’s been such a great opportunity to meet more of the people who support us as Thunderbirds,” Sasha said.
The Adelaide Thunderbirds still in Adelaide are working hard for the return of the season. The smaller group has given the players a great opportunity to focus more on their individual goals and not losing any strength or fitness while the rest of the team are away.
The team will return to the court on Sunday 28 July when they take on the Melbourne Vixens in Melbourne Arena.
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