Following their incredible Super Netball Grand Final win, the Group brought star players Verity Simmons, Jess Anstiss, Alice Teague-Neeld, and Sasha Glasgow, along with Head Coach Dan Ryan, to Kalgoorlie for two days as part of its landmark partnership with West Coast Fever, Netball WA, and Shooting Stars.
The trip was an opportunity for West Coast Fever to celebrate their first ever championship title with the Goldfields community and to grow the bond between Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s gold mining sector and netball in Western Australia.
The players kick started their trip at Northern Star Resources’ famous Super Pit, finding themselves a long way from the court when they bravely climbed the 60 metre tall Mt Charlotte headframe.
Fresh off their adrenaline fuelled climb, Northern Star Resources’ world class emergency response team trained the players in what to do in an emergency on site, teaching them various safety knots and stretcher lifting techniques.
The players were then challenged in a realistic emergency scenario, putting their newly learnt skills and teamwork into practice by abseiling off an 8 metre stack of shipping containers.
The players said it was fantastic to get first-hand experience at one of the world’s largest operational mine sites and to meet some of the passionate workers in the industry.
Star shooter Sasha Glasgow said she loved hearing from workers on what they did on site and learning more about the industry.
“The best part of the day was getting to learn all the different roles and responsibilities of people in the gold industry and how they support us, as well as all the fun activities we got to do,” said Ms Glasgow.
Speedy goal attack Alice Teague-Neeld said she was nervous to climb the headframe but the view from the top made it all worthwhile.