Anderson steps up to plate in new rep role
WHEN Rockhampton's Carmen An- derson gave up a promising compet- itive swimming career she had her regrets, but now she is courting a new representative drive.
Anderson will play at wing attack for the Capricorn Red Claws when they start their 2005 State Regional League netball campaign in Townsville on Friday night.
The 24-year-old was hooked into playing when she was told the Red Claws and Magnetic North would play the curtain raiser game to the Queensland Firebirds and Adelaide Thunderbirds Commonwealth Bank Trophy game at Townsville's Enter- tainment Centre that same night.
Athletic and energetic Anderson, who has played every position in netball, started her netball days in the midgets division before swim- ming took over and she regularly collected silver and bronze medals at State Championships and reached finals at the national level.
Swimming is in the Anderson family blood with her younger brother Ashley a national team member and national champion.
While Anderson's competitive swimming days are over she is now using that background to help oth- ers achieve their goals by training the CQ Aquajets head squad with Cyril Thomasson.