HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 4

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 4

27th April 2024

The Portland Tigers registered their first win of the season, with a seven goal win in the ANZAC Day clash with Hamilton Kangaroos.

The Tigers under new coach Laura Kelly have been close in the early rounds, but were able to hold off their traditional rivals from start to finish. Tigers defender Ruby Bowers was awarded the Best on Court Medal.

Portland already have shown great improvement from their 2023 campaign, and there is a real buzz at Tigerland, and a true self belief on what can be achieved in 2024.

Blain Big Milestone

Popular Cobden midcourter Alicia Blain will hit the court for the 150th time this weekend in the Open Division.

The hard-working Bomber made her senior debut as a 15 year old in 2012, and has been a regular fixture in the Red and Black for a number of season’s.

Admired for her determination and leadership on the court, Alicia whilst having a key playing role in 2024, also has a big mentoring role within the team for the next generation of Bombers netballers coming through.

An amazing achievement and one the entire Cobden faithful will celebrate and acknowledge strongly this weekend.

Ryan Green and Gold

The Eva Ryan story has added another chapter this week, with the Warrnambool Blue rewarded with Australian U17 training squad honours .

The key goaler, who played in defence at the National Champs, will head to the AIS for a training camp in July.

It will be interesting to see how Blues coach Kate Lindsey uses Eva in the coming weeks, as she is valuable goal-shooter but played in defence for Victoria.

Nevertheless, an amazing piece of recognition for a young star who will in my mind play a very high level of netball in the coming year’s.

Goal- Shooting Leaders

  1. Amy Wormald (W) – 108
  2. Jessica Tobin Salzman (PF) – 104
  3. Molly McLaren (K) – 97
  4. Meg Carlin (SW) – 92
  5. Skye Billing’s (NW) – 91

Round 4 Matches

Warrnambool vs Camperdown (Reid Oval)

North Warrnambool vs Terang Mortlake (Bushfield Oval)

Port Fairy vs Cobden (Gardens Oval)

See you at the Netball.

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