St Norbert College basketball program reaching great heights

14-year-old basketball talent Nes’eya Williams.
14-year-old basketball talent Nes’eya Williams.

STUDENTS in St Norbert College’s specialised basketball program are going from strength to strength with the girls and boys advancing to the State Championship division finals this term.

Year 10 student Savahna Nevill (15) was named most valuable player in the Airport League Division while Year 9 Nes’eya Williams (14) has been selected in the Under 16 WA Metro Women’s team and is preparing to compete at the Nationals in Kilsyth, Victoria on July 2.

Towering on the court at 183cm , Nes’eya has had a passion for basketball since she was just five years old when she played with family at her Manning home.

With a view to represent Australia in the future, Nes’eya trains once a week with her state side and twice with her WA Basketball League side Perth Redbacks.

She said she was thrilled to see her skills take her across the country and the world.

“I’m pretty amazed, this year I’ll play in Melbourne and in Singapore,” she said.

“I work hard to get to where I am.”