NATALIE Clark Skipton’s B Grade playing coach notched up her 350th game on Saturday. Natalie has been a part of Skipton netball for many years, working her way through the ranks as well as working behind the scenes in administration and is a past netball president. “(My netball career) has not been overly fantastic but I do have a couple of Reserve B &Fs,” she said.
“I am just consistent, I like my netball but I’m no star or anything but I like to get out and enjoy it.
“I enjoy the coaching side as well, so I play for the social side and the fitness.” That doesn’t mean, like the other girls, that she doesn’t give 100 per cent on the court. While it was a great milestone for Natalie is wasn’t so good on the court with a loss to Creswick by 5 goals (34-29). “It’s been a rough start to the season but we’ll get there,” Natalie added.
Currently Skipton is eighth on the ladder with scope to move up.
Natalie said the highlight of her long career was the 1996 grand final.
“This was the last Western Plains Grand final and I captained our side and we won that and that was awesome, and 2001 grand final, that was fantastic,” she said.
“I love playing for Skipton; it’s a great club to be involved with.”