Camden twins secure silver medals at National Netball Championships

Camden twins Amy and Natalie Sligar were picked together in the NSW under-17s squad for the National Netball Championships. Picture: Joshua Bartlett
Camden twins Amy and Natalie Sligar were picked together in the NSW under-17s squad for the National Netball Championships. Picture: Joshua Bartlett

Camden twins Natalie and Amy Sligar have made a big impression against some of Australia's top netball talent.

The Sligars were part of the NSW under-17s side that secured a silver medal at the 2019 National Netball Championships.

Natalie and Amy, 17, shared the role of vice-captains at the tournament.

The twins told the Advertiser they were proud to share the honour.

"We obviously know each other so well and it was great recognition by our team mates," Natalie and Amy said.

NSW won six out of seven eight games to charge into the finals at the Queensland State Netball Centre

Natalie spearheaded NSW's 38-22 victory over Victoria in the semi-final, scoring 17 goals from 18 attempts.

The sky blues unfortunately fell in the final 35-30 to South Australia on Tuesday.

Natalie said it was a disappointing end to a good week of netball.

"We were happy with how the championship went, but South Australia was just too good," she said.

Amy, who mostly played centre, agreed with her sister.

"Our captain [Matisse Letherbarrow] and our team were amazing. You don't accidentally get a silver medal at a national tournament," she said.

Natalie and Amy were identified as future stars after being selected in the Netball NSW under-17s squad this year.

The twins will also represent Sutherland in the Netball NSW Premier League competition in 2019.

Natalie told the Advertiser last November that it was special to be picked to play for NSW together.

"We've played together since we were seven and are always together," she said.

"We played for Bringelly Netball Club growing up, representatives for Camden, and then played academy netball together."

Amy, who prefers to play centre or in defence, said her sister was a great leader.

"I see how hard Natalie works all the time," she said.

"Natalie is such a great leader, she has been the captain of so many teams. She gets the best out of everyone around her."

Amy said being picked in the NSW under-17s was a great stepping stone to higher representative honours.

"There so many steps you need to take but we would love to play together for Australia one day," she said.

"That would be the ultimate goal."

Amy and Natalie Sligar. Picture: Joshua Bartlett

Amy and Natalie Sligar. Picture: Joshua Bartlett