Zac Mabilia is a natural netball mid-court player with his long limbs and accurate feeds into the goal circle.
- A teenager from Gippsland has been selected for the Australian men’s netball team
- Boys over 13 aren’t able to play in most regional netball clubs and associations
- Netball Victoria says they are working on ways to increase participation for young boys
And at just 16, his considerable skills have earned the Gippsland-based teen selection in the Australian Under 20s men’s netball team.
He’s set to play with the team in Christchurch, New Zealand, later this month.
A sporty kid, Zac played hockey, footy, tennis, basketball, gymnastics and dancing – but his sport of choice was netball.
“It holds a special place always because it’s just a little bit more of a unique sport … it’s always just been one of the [sports] I’ve loved ever since I started,” he said.