Proud Newbrige netballers

MILESTONE: Jessie Miller, Leah Dixon, Mel Moss, Danielle Nixon and Carmen Shevlin. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
MILESTONE: Jessie Miller, Leah Dixon, Mel Moss, Danielle Nixon and Carmen Shevlin. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

FIVE proud and loyal Newbridge netballers will hit significant milestones at various stages of the season. 

Jessie Miller and Leah Dixon will play 200 games and Danielle Nixon, Melissa Moss and Carmen Shevlin will reach 100 games.

Jessie Miller has been playing netball since she was a youngster.

Her family has been heavily involved with Newbridge Football Netball Club, with her parents having held several roles over the past few years.

The goal keeper has been mainly playing with the B-grade side.

Miller said it meant a lot to her to have played so many games for the one club.

“I love this club to bits and I won’t be going anywhere anytime soon,” she said.

At just 20 years of age, Leah Dixon has also notched up 200 games.

The goal defender plays in the B-grade competition and has won Loddon Valley Netball League best and fairest awards in the under-15 and under-17 competition.

“It means a lot to me to reach this milestone of 200 club games at such a young age,” Dixon said.

“It goes to show what kind of club we have here at Newbridge  and I couldn’t be more proud to be involved.”

Melissa Moss has been a part of the club since 2007 and become an integral part of the club.

“Not only do I get to play netball for a great club, but they have become like a second family,” she said.

Danielle Nixon also moved to the club in 2007, she stayed on with Newbridge after meeting her now husband Leon.

In her time at the club she has coached and played in the C-grade.

“Milestone games come and go but the memories and friendships I’ve made at Newbridge will last forever,” Nixon said.

“I’m very proud to play my 100 games for such an awesome club.”

A-grade coach Carmen Shevlin, went to Newbridge with her husband seven years ago and have never left.

Shevlin has had many roles at the club including being on the committee, umpiring and coaching.

This season, Shevlin is playing in the wing attack position in the A-grade.

“Newbridge is a really supportive and family orientated club which has made it a lot easier for me to be able play every week,” she said.

“I am very proud to have achieved 100 senior games at such a fantastic club and I look forward to maybe getting to 150 or more if the body holds out.”


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