Caitlin aims high at her first Games

Thwaites holds the rare distinction in Bendigo Advertiser Sports Star of the Year history of being a monthly winner in two disciplines

GO for gold is what Bendigo star Caitlin Thwaites will do when she takes to the netball court at her first Commonwealth Games.

Thwaites is one of many new players in Australia's team that will try to end New Zealand's dominance when the Games begin in Glasgow.

It's a task all of the Australian squad know will not be easy to achieve.

For it's not just the New Zealanders the Aussies have to worry about, but also an England line-up which beat Australia in a recent series.

It's taken hundreds of hours training and thousands of kilometres for Thwaites and her team-mates to be at the elite level.

Thwaites holds the rare distinction in Bendigo Advertiser Sports Star of the Year history of being a monthly winner for performances on two courts - netball and volleyball.

It was netball that won out.

Some outstanding play for NSW Swifts in the latest Trans-Tasman season stitched up a place in Australia's team.

But being there is just the start for Thwaites.

The talented goalshooter will be doing all she can to help Australia rise back to being the No.1 netball team in the Commonwealth. 

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