This Netball article comes all the way from Nhulunbuy NT, where recently the Gove Netball Association held an Exhibition match against the Groote Eylandt Netball Association with the Gove NA eventual winners by 4 goals. The local Competition host Junior and Senior Netball with team names such as Mud Crabs, Arnhem Renegades and Big Mamas. I’m looking forward to watching some more NT Netball action in Darwin where we will witness some former Hampden FNL players participate in the NT ??? Netball League.
A Cap of Last Week’s Results
Madsie Phillips was instrumental when Hamilton Kangaroos easily accounted for Port Fairy earning a percentage scoring win 64 – 13. Tilly Balmer was the best for Port Fairy. Cobden were too strong for North Warrnambool winning 72 – 37. Remeny McCann was back to her best for the Bombers whilst Maddison Vardy was best on court for the Eagles. Meg Kelson was the Roosters best when South Warrnambool defeated Koroit 52 – 26. Scarlett continued her dominance for the Koroit Saints. A strong performance from Sarah Smith helped Warrnambool score an important win over Camperdown 75 – 35. Isobel Sinnnott was best for the Magpies. Teang Mortlake had to fight off a determined Portland Tigers to take a 6 goal win, with the final score being 48 – 42. Hollie Castledine excelled in defence for the Bloods while Remy Grant was back to her best for the Tigers.
Congratulations to Jaymie Finch, who is set to mark a momentous occasion tomorrow by celebrating her 150th Open Netball game! Prior to her move to Cobden in 2018, Jaymie had an impressive record of 116 games for Camperdown, where she distinguished herself as a League B&F and MVP winner. Her skills as a smart, skillful, and accurate attacker have continued to shine brightly in Cobden’s black and red colors. Beyond her prowess on the court, Jaymie has been a valuable volunteer, generously contributing her time as a coach and umpire over the years. Congratulations Jaymie.
My predictions for this Week.
Despite Camperdown being a much improved Team when they first met, Cobden will be too strong for Camperdown and will have a comfortable win over the Magpies. When North Warrnambool last met Portland, the Eagles had to fight hard for the win but I think the Eagles are a much more settled team and will have a well earned win over the Tigers. Koroit will have too much experience for Warrnambool and should earn the points with a win over the Blues. Terang Mortlake will make it two wins consecutively when they take on Port Fairy at Mortlake and Hamilton Kangaroos will take on South Warrnambool at Dunkeld but they will be no match for the Premiership favourites, South Warrnambool.
Author: Josie Logan