Six of the best
Lismores Carlie Walker, Mitchell Dowse and Laura Knight will join Alstonvilles Shannon Pool and Casinos Samantha Green and Andrew Kelly in the 27-member North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) softball squad.
The squad had their first training camp at Tweed Heads recently and have three more between now and March, plus the Inter-Academy Games scheduled for April in Newcastle.
Local Steve Clough has also been named to make up the coaching panel and will continue in his role as program manger.
The NCAS has contributed to the success of many talented junior players over the last four years, with former members Jon Hudson, Garon Clough and Michael Munro earning a spot in the Australian U19 softball team that won the World Championships in Canada last July.