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Tara happy to play alongside friends

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July 07, 2017

Tara Sheridan in action against Leitchville-Gunbower.

PREMIERSHIPS are nice but they aren’t why Tara Sheridan hits the court every weekend.

The Heathcote Netball Club A Grade player is exactly where she wants to be — playing netball with close friends and representing her home town.

She was shocked to notch up her 150th appearance when she ran out for the Saints against White Hills earlier this season.

“I knew I had a few games under my belt but I didn’t think I was at the 150 mark,” she said.

“It was great to celebrate the achievement and was very thoughtful of the club to do a presentation before the game and present me with some gifts.”

While she may not be playing for trophies, Sheridan is no stranger to success.

She coached the U17 team to a grand final in 2012 and was the A Reserve best and fairest in 2013.

“Coaching the juniors has definitely been a highlight for me,” she said.

“Even though we couldn’t get the flag it was a great experience to get to the final.

“My time playing alongside Rebecca Dickinson has been another highlight of my time here. She has been a mentor and an inspiration for me and so many others.”

Despite some seasons with other clubs and some time out with ankle injuries, Sheridan said she can’t stay away from Barrack Reserve.

She said she feels at home and loves the chance to develop the future of the club.

“We have plenty of potential in the junior divisions of our club. They are the future and it’s a great to play an active role supporting them,” she said.

“I love that this club feels like home. Even though we haven’t been as successful as we would have liked, I still enjoy playing with girls and they’re the reason I keep coming back.”

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