Club’s rising stars excite travelling mentor

Former Irrewarra-Beeac premiership coach Leah Ousey has committed to making a seven-hour return trek from Mount Gambier to lead the Bombers in 2019.

It took watching just one game to convince country netball icon Leah Ousey that taking the reins of Irrewarra-Beeac from another state was worth the effort.

The Bombers had approached their former premiership coach to travel from her Mount Gambier home in South Australia to lead the club’s exciting A Grade team in 2019.

Ousey, a 26-time premiership player, said working with a young Irrewarra-Beeac squad which finished eighth last season was an offer to good to refuse after seeing the team in action.

The club boasts joint-Emma McVilly Memorial winners Jeremi Robinson and Nour Alkurd, who took out the award as league’s best under-19 players in 2018.

Irrewarra-Beeac’s A Grade side had an average age of just 17.6 during one quarter last year, which labelled the group as the Baby Bombers due to their exciting potential.

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