HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 5

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 5

12th May 2023

A Cap of Results from Round 4

Cobden had a commanding 3rd quarter when they took on the Eagles at Bushfield. For three quarters of the game the Eagles were very competitive but the Bombers showcased some of their best netball of the season to score a comfortable 34 goal win.  

Despite the young Camperdown side improving week to week they were no match for Warrnambool when they were defeated 72 to 30.

Terang Mortlake continued on their winning way when they came up against a depleted Tigers.  The Bloods played smart netball in wet and cold conditions and gradually built a comfortable win at the final siren, outscoring the Tigers 61 – 32.

The Hamilton Kangaroos dominated for four quarters when they outscored the Seagulls 79 – 26.

Milestone Games

Helene Myers

This week we Congratulate Helene Myers from the Cobden FNC who will play her 300th Senior Club Game.  Helene started her netball career with the Bombers as a 15/U player.  She has gone on to win premierships in the 15/U Reserves and Division 1 Competitions.  In 2003, Helene was runner up in the League Best and Fairest and has also won multiple Club Best and Fairest awards in 15/U, 17/U, and Division 1 grades and has also been awarded Best on Court in the Grand Final on two occasions.  Helene has been a major contributor to the Cobden Bombers  taking on many roles over the years including Coach, Umpire, Committee Member and Netball Co-ordinator.  Congratulations Helene, you have made a significant contribution to not only your Club but also the League and we wish you well for your game on the weekend.

Mikayla Doran – Congratulations to Mikayla Doran, also from the North Warrnambool Eagles FNC who will play her 100th game this weekend.    Great Effort Mikayla.  Well Done! 

Associations Championships

The Association ChampionshipTeams have been selected for all Grades (which are listed below).  We would like to Congratulate all the players and coaches who have been selected to represent the Hampden FNL in Warrnambool on June 4th.  With permission from Netball Victoria, the League have decided to enter two teams in the 13/U Division this year as we had many talented players coming to tryouts.

13/U Team 1

Coaches – Jamie Barr and Kym Grundy

Charlotte Hinds (Camperdown); Maddox Ryan, Molly Sevior  (Hamilton Kangaroos); Georgie Arthur, Edie Batt, Zoe Dobson, Elsie Finnigan, Charlotte Smedts (Koroit); McKenzie Dillon (Terang Mortlake) and Sophie Smith (Warrnambool.

13/U Team 2

Coaches – Leah Kermeen and Nicoile Dwyer

Kara Love, Madison Lucas, Isabella Wain (Camperdown); Tyra Cambell (Cobden); Poppy Monk (Koroit); Lexie Dwyer (Port Fairy), Chloe Kermeen, Maya Veale (South Warrnambool); Madelyn Clarke, Hope Kenna (Terang Mortlake).


Coaches – Stacey O’Sullivan and Marie Wall

Indi Cameron, Elsie Sinnott, Piper Stephens (Camperdown); Saskia Gould (Hamilton Kangaroos); Rosie Bowman, Chloe Gleeson, Indi O’Connor, Hannah O’Keefe, Shelby O’Sullivan (Koroit),  Izzy McDowall (North Warrnambool Eagles); Lara Clarke (Terang Mortlake).


Coaches – Jacqui Bowman and Leah Sinnott

Matilda Darcy, Jessica Walsh (Cobden), Grace Clever, Ella Sevior (Hamilton Kangaroos), Molly McLaren, Mia Mills, Scarlett O’Donnell (Koroiot); Matilda Sewell (North Warrnambool Eagles), Georgia Gilmour (South Warrnambool), Ava Grundy, Alice Suhan (Terang Mortlake), Eva Ryan (Warrnambool).


Coaches – Will Jamieson and Kate Lindsay

Remeny McCann (Cobden); Madsie Phillips (Hamilton Kangaroos), Millie Jennings (Koroit), Skye Billings (North Warrnambool Eagles), Meg Kelson, Hollie Phillips, Isabella Rea, Carly Watson (South Warrnambool), Isabella Baker, Meg Carlin (Warrnambool).

Congratulations to everyone who has been selected and we wish all the Teams every success when they compete in the Preliminary Rounds, in Warrnambool.

Umpire Development Program

This Round has been dedicated to Umpire Mentoring and is being titled our Umpire Development Round.  We would sincerely like to thank Sue Anderson, Karen Huf, Megan Logan, Sarah Logan, Nikki Mitchem, Renae Sullivan, Peta Van Bruegen and Wilma Wallace who have given up their time to mentor at our games this weekend. 

Our aim is to mentor as many umpires as we can across all Venues and identify any Umpires who could potentially be tested for a Badge later in the season.  We take this opportunity  to thank the Umpire Co-ordinators at each Club, who do a great job filling the Umpire Rosters each and every week.  This is not an easy task but with the help of the League, who continue to provide funding for this Program,  we will continue to make every effort to raise the standard of our umpiring and strengthen Umpire numbers into the future.

My Predictions for this week 

Close town rivals Camperdown and Cobden play a Super Saturday with the Open Netball being played at 4.20 pm.  This will be another tough match for the Magpies with Cobden having so much experience and the Bombers will have another comfortable win.  

Terang Mortlake travel to the Garden’s Oval where they take on Port Fairy.  Terang Mortlake have been the big improvers this season and shouldn’t have too much trouble accounting for the Seagulls.  

The clash between Warrnambool and Koroit at the Reid oval will be a great tussle.  Two of Warrnambool’s new recruits coming up against their old Club, will have a point to prove and that may be just enough to get them over the line.   The Blues will come away with a narrow win.

North Warrnambool make the journey to Hanlon Park to take on Portland.  The Tigers are always tough to beat at home and have been very competitive against most teams.  This will be no exception but I think the Eagles strength will be their fast paced game style and this will help them get over the line in another close game.

In the match of the Round, first take on third, South Warrnambool and Hamilton will play in Hamilton.  With all matches being moved to Pedrina Park, this will be a great measuring stick for the Kangaroos where they will be tested against the League’s best.   Hamilton’s defence will be crucial and if they are able to limit the goaling opportunities of Hollie Phillips they are capable of causing an upset.  

Good Luck to all teams competing this weekend and we can look forward to playing in the best conditions.  Enjoy the day.    

Author: Josie Logan

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