Jakovich puts bid on Bassett
Jakovich puts bid on Bassett

When Caitlin Bassett got an email from Princess Margaret Hospital to say her private netball clinic had sold in the charity auction, she was excited.

But when the Australian Diamonds and West Coast Fever goal shooter found out it was West Coast great Glen Jakovich who had bought it, she was even happier.

Jakovich spotted the item on the auction list at the PMH Ball in March and decided to bid on it for his two netball-mad daughters Anique (13) and Jayda (10).

And tomorrow, Jakovich's daughters and a few of their lucky friends will get to enjoy some exclusive tips from an international star in their own 90-minute training session.

“I got the email from PMH saying thanks so much for putting in the auction item, it sold for this amount and I was like: 'That's amazing',” Bassett said.

“And then they said, 'Oh and it's been bought by Glen Jakovich' so I was even more excited about that to be honest.

“I think it's fantastic that WA athletes are supporting each other in this way.

“One of the perks of having your dad as a sporting celebrity in Perth is they have probably hung out with Eagles players all their life and don't even know it.

“I know they are going to be excited and that makes it more exciting for me.”

Jakovich said both his daughters played multiple games of netball every week and had also been to some Fever games.He said they were big fans of Bassett.

“Definitely, they have got her autograph,” Jakovich said.

“When I read the guide, I thought it was going to go for big bikkies so I thought I'll have a crack at this and no one outbid me so that was it, I got it.

“I love netball. “I love any team sport but I love the fact the girls are engaging in a team sport and they learn good values within a team. “I think it's vitally important, it shapes their lives.”

The West Australian

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