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HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 16

 

With only three Rounds to play the opportunity to secure a top 3 finish is wide open.  Whilst North Warrnambool currently hold third spot, they have a tough run home coming up against both South Warrnambool and Cobden in the last rounds.  Only four points behind are Koroit who have an easier run home and have a higher percentage.  Warrnambool take up the fifth spot but are a game and a half behind Koroit.

A Cap of Last Week’s Results

South Warrnambool defeated Hamilton Kangaroos by 9 goals.  Hollie Phillips scoring well for the Roosters with 42 goals and Clare Crawford was accurate in attack for the Tigers with 21 goals and a best on court performance.

North Warrnambool comfortably accounted for Terang Mortlake with a 16 goal win.  The Eagles experimented with a few positional changes and were down by a goal at the first break but were able to fight back and scored a good win.  Eboni Knights had another strong game in attack for the Bloods scoring 27 goals.

Koroit had a percentage boosting win over Camperdown winning by 26 goals.  Nell Mitchell was back to her best scoring 35 goals for the Saints and Krystal Baker recorded 18 goals for the Magpies.

Heidi Jones from Portland had an outstanding game in attack scoring 29 goals and helping her team take a 15 goal win over Port Fairy. 

The Top 5 prior to this Round

South Warrnambool, 54 points, 142.09 percent; Cobden 46 points, 139.30 percent; North Warrnambool, 46 points, 119.24 percent; Koroit, 42 points, 120.48 percent; Warrnambool, 36 points, 98.46 percent.

Milestone Games

This week we Congratulate Emily Forrest who will play her 150th Open game for the Port Fairy FNC.  Emily played her first Open game as a 15 year old in 2010.  Emily was a member of the 2016 Open premiership team, has won multiple Club Best and Fairest awards and has also represented the HFNL at the Association Championships.  As well as playing Open she is currently Assistant Coach for the Open team and has been a great role model for the younger players at the Club guiding them both on and off the court.  Congratulations Emily, a great effort! 

I also wish to congratulate Rachel Dobson who plays her 150th Open Game this weekend for the Koroit Saints.

Good luck to both girls who will play off against each other!

Umpire Accreditation    

Congratulations to Lauren Westhorpe from South Warrnambool who successfully obtained her B Badge accreditation in Umpiring last weekend.  Lauren has been working hard to develop her Umpiring skills during the season so this is a great result for Lauren.  Well Done!

Congratulations also to Nat O’Dea from the Hamilton Kangaroos who was awarded her C Badge accreditation last week. 

My Predictions for this Week.

Warrnambool take on Camperdown this week.  Camperdown have worked well on developing their younger players this season and have a lot to look forward in the next few years but Warrnambool will be working hard to ensure they are at their best approaching finals and should take the win here.

Koroit are gaining momentum at the right end of the season and will be too strong all over the court for Port Fairy and will have a comfortable win.

Cobden host the Hamilton Kangaroos at the Community Bank Recreation Reserve.  Despite not making finals the Kangaroos have been very competitive this season but Cobden have been in good form in recent weeks and will have too much to lose if they drop this game.  Cobden should take the points here.

Terang Mortlake verse Portland in what will be a tough contest.  Portland’s experience in defence will be a key factor and have a bit more depth than the Bloods.  I think Portland will win a close game.

In the final game, South Warrnambool take on the Eagles at the Friendlies.  This will certainly be a great contest and a must win for the Eagles if they are to hold third spot.  North Warrnambool at their best have the ability to shut down opportunities for the Roosters strong attacking circle and may do enough to get over the line, just.

Good Luck to all the Junior Teams competing in the Junior Semi Finals on Sunday and best of luck to everyone else participating in both football and netball this weekend. 

Author: Josie Logan

Emily Forrest from Port Fairy plays her 150th Open Netball game this weekend.

Depth of netball talent in the HFNL recognised in Netball Vic Talent Identification Program!

 

Netball Victoria conducts Talent Identification (TID) during Netball Victoria competitions and tournaments. Talent scouts assess athletes to be considered for invitation to trial for the Netball Victoria Talent Academy and State 17/U and 19/U Programs.

Congratulations to all the HFNL players who have been identified, along with the players in HFNL clubs who represented the Warrnambool City Netball Association.

Following the outstanding performances at the Association Championship finals, this is yet another indicator of the strength of netball in our region. Thank you to all of the players, coaches, umpires and volunteers who continue to go above and beyond week in and week out!

See the full lists on the Netball Victoria website here: https://bit.ly/3oQgoEZ

2023 Talent Academy Selection Invitation List – 15/U

Frankie Butters
Kimora Calloway
Indiana Cameron
Lara Clarke
Grace Cleaver
Matilda Darcy
Ruby Darcy
Reet Kaur
Kylita Kelp
Ellorah McConachy
Molly McLaren
Shelby O’Sullivan
Eva Ryan

2023 State Screening Day Invitation List – 17/U

Tyleah Barr
Mia Mills
Scarlett O’Donnell

2023 State Screening Day Invitation List – 19/U

Meg Carlin
Mary Place

The HFNL also wishes to congratulate all other players from HFNL clubs selected who represented the Warrnambool City Netball Association

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 15

 

Cap of Last Week’s Results

In what were very wet and cold conditions last Saturday there weren’t too many surprises with the results, but there has been some movement in the ladder positions.

North Warrnambool were challenged all game when they took on Portland at Bushfield but managed to get the job done by 9 goals.  That important win now sees them currently holding 3rd spot.

Cobden defeated Koroit by 2 goals and both Emily Finch and Nell Mitchell had best on court performances for their respective teams.  Koroit now sit in 4th position, 2 points ahead of Warrnambool, but 4 points behind 3rd spot.

Camperdown had another good win then they defeated Port Fairy by 10 goals.

Hollie Phillips from South Warrnambool was outstanding in her game against Warrnambool where she shot 53 goals.  With the Blues missing key players – Amy Wormald, Emma Cust and Matilda Fitzgerald, the Roosters had a comfortable 57 – 41 win.

Hamilton Kangaroos were dominant in attack when they defeated Terang Mortlake 44 – 32.

Umpire Accreditation

Congratulations to Gemma Rentsch from the North Warrnambool Eagles FNC who was awarded her C Badge Accreditation last week.  Gemma has been working towards her C Badge for a number of years so it was a great result for Gemma.  Well Done!

Milestone Games

A massive Congratulations to Lauren Hockley who will play her 500th Senior game for the Portland FNCC this Saturday.  Lauren first started playing in 1991 in the D Grade Division with the Western Border FNL – there were no Junior Competitions at this time.  Across both Leagues Lauren has played 439 Open/A Grade games, 41 Div 1 games and 20 D Grade games.  In all that time she has only won the One Premiership but has won many individual awards including 15 Club A Grade Best  and Fairest Awards.  Lauren also took top honours in the League Best and Fairest in 2013 and was Runner Up in 2015.  Lauren is an A Badged Umpire and was awarded this accreditation in 2015.

Lauren has also contributed greatly to her club being the Netball Co-ordinator for 15 Plus years.  She was also instrumental in the development of the new Netball Changerooms and the court and shelter upgrades.   I’m sure Lauren has been an inspiration to many throughout our district.  This is an amazing achievement and a record that I anticipate will stand for quite some time.  Congratulations and well Done Lauren.  Congratulations also to Emily Finch who will play her 150th Open game this weekend with the Cobden FNC and to Isabella Rea who will play her 50th game for South Warrnambool.    

Association Championships

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Association Championships Finals Day last weekend in Melbourne where we achieved our best ever results.

All four teams, 13/U, 15/U, 17/U and Open, made it to the Semi Finals.  The only Association across the State to do so and the 13/U and 17/U teams went on to win their respective titles, with the 13/U’s being crowned Premiers and Champions and the first time the HFNL have won two titles in the same year.  (The Association Championships were first played in the year 2000).  

Thank you to all the players, coaches, umpires, team managers, parent helpers, drivers and spectators.  It was an honour to be present and watch all the great results unfold.  Well Done HFNL.

My Predictions for this Week

Cobden verse Warrnambool at the Reid Oval.  While I think Cobden will get the win, Warrnambool will not go down without a fight as they try to stay in touch with the top 3. 

Koroit travel to the Leura Oval to play Camperdown.  Camperdown are a much improved side from when they first met and it will be a competitive game but Koroit will earn the points here.

Port Fairy meet Portland at Hanlon Park.  The seagulls are still hoping to get a win and this could be their best chance.  If they bring their A game they could cause an upset and take a narrow win over the Tigers.

Terang Mortlake play North Warrnambool Eagles at Bushfield.  The Eagles will be keen to secure a top 3 finish and should win comfortably. 

Good Luck to all Teams competing in both Football and Netball this Saturday and Best of Luck to all the Juniors who kick off their Finals Series this Sunday at Cobden.    

2022 a year for the HFNL History Books at the Association Championship Finals

 

The Hampden Football Netball League has had a day to remember at the Netball Victoria Association Championship Finals. Both the 13 & Under and the 17 & Under teams won their respective competitions and were crowned State Champions. This is the first time the HFNL has taken out two titles in the same year. The Open and 15 & Under Teams both made it to the Semi-Finals and were unlucky not to advance to the finals.

HFNL was the only league/association to make it to the Semi-Finals in all four of the female competitions, thus showing the health and strength of Netball in our league. This is an outstanding result, not just for the players, coaches and umpires participating today, but for everyone who contributes to Hampden League netball week in and week out. So to every coach, player, parent and volunteer at our member clubs, we thank you and everyone should feel proud of this achievement.

We would to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, who without we would not be able to provide these opportunities for players, coaches and umpires. In particular our major sponsors McDonalds, Powercor, Lyndoch Living, Sungold and 3YB/Coast Fm. Additionally South West Tafe who support our Juniors and Frolic Lane who support our netball umpires.

Final Results

Open: Semi FInalists

17 & Under: State Champions

15 & Under: Semi-Finalists

13 & Under: State Champions

To see a full wrap of scores click here: https://hfnl.org.au/association-championships-score-updates/

Association Championships Score Updates

 

Follow up to date scores here as our netballers take on leagues and associations from around Victoria at the Association Championships Finals in Melbourne today.

Open Netball

Round 1: HFNL 14 defeated Outer East Football Netball 9

Round 2: HFNL 17 defeated Murray Netball League 10

Round 3: HFNL 23 defeated Western Region Football League 14

Round 4: HFNL 26 defeated Sandringham District NA 9

Round 5: HFNL 12 lost to Bendigo FNL 17

Round 6: HFNL 8 lost to Ovens & Murray FNL 11

Round 7: HFNL 16 defeated Goulburn Valley League 14

Semi Final: HFNL 8 lost to Bendigo FNL 16

17 & Under

Round 1: HFNL 21 defeated St Albans/Caroline Springs 10

Round 2: HFNL 13 defeated Ballarat NA 7

Round 3: HFNL 9 lost to Gippsland 12

Round 4: HFNL 17 defeated Bendigo FNL 11

Round 5: HFNL 13 defeated Outer East Football Netball 6

Round 6: HFNL 18 defeated Doncaster & District NA 10

Round 7: HFNL 14 defeated Ovens and Murray FNL 10

Round 8: HFNL 9 defeated Sunraysia FNL 7

Round 9: HFNL 11 lost to Banyule and Districts 13

Round 10: HFNL 17 defeated Albury NA 5

Round 11: HFNL 14 defeated North Gippsland 8

Semi Final: HFNL 17 defeated Gippsland League 11

Final: HFNL 14 defeated Banyule & Districts NA 11

15 & Under

Round 1: HFNL 15 defeated Sale NA 14

Round 2: HFNL 16 defeated Gippsland League 9

Round 3: HFNL 18 defeated Albury NA 7

Round 4: HFNL 15 defeated Wimmera FNL 10

Round 5: HFNL defeated 18 Goulburn Valley League 7

Round 6: HFNL 11 lost to Ballarat NA 17

Round 7: HFNL 12 defeated Lilydale and Yarra Valley NA 6

Round 8: HFNL 7 lost to Banyule & Districts NA 13

Round 9: HFNL 16 defeated Doncaster & District NA 6

Round 10: HFNL 12 defeated Bendigo Strathdale NA 7

Round 11: HFNL 11 lost to St Albans/Caroline Springs 17

Semi Final: HFNL 11 lost to Banyule & Districts NA 13

13 & Under

Round 1: HFNL 18 defeated St Albans/Caroline Springs 9

Round 2: HFNL 16 defeated Moe & District 7

Round 3: HFNL 26 defeated netball Wodonga 5

Round 4: HFNL 17 defeated Lillydale and Yarra Valley 6

Round 5: HFNL 16 defeated Horsham and District FNL 3

Semi Final: HFNL 15 defeated Banyule & Districts 12

Final: HFNL 15 defeated St Albans / Caroline Springs NA 6

Squads

Open Netball

Maddie Solley
Lily Eldridge
Meg Kelson
Carly Watson
Isabella Baker
Isabella Rae
Heidi Jones
Hollie Phillips
Remy Grant
Remeny McCann
Sarah Smith

Coach: Will Jamieson

Assistant Coach: Kate Lindsey

17 & Under

Ella Sevior
Grace Taylor
Jessica Bouchier
Lara Taylor
Madsie Phillips
Mary Place
Matilda Sewell
Meg Carlin
Mia Mills
Millie Jennings
Scarlett O’Donnell
Tyleah Barr

Coaches: Nadine McNamara & Sophie Hinkley

15 & Under

Eva Ryan
Frankie Butters
Grace Cleaver
Indiana Cameron
Kimora Calloway
Lara Clarke
Matilda Darcy
Molly McLaren
Reet Kaur
Ruby Darcy
Shelby O’Sullivan
Stella Rogers

Coaches: Stacey O’Sullivan & Skye Billings

13 & Under

Addison Conheady
Chloe Gleeson
Indi O’Connor
Milla Darcy
Piper Stephens
Pippa Barr
Rosie Bowman
Saskia Gould
Saylah Veale
Stella Marris

Coaches: Dot Jenkins and Marie Wall

Netball Victoria Association Championships Finals

 

Good luck to all players, coaches and officials representing the Hampden Football Netball League at the Association Championships Finals this Sunday 24 July in Melbourne.

See final Squads below.

Open Netball

Maddie Solley
Lily Eldridge
Meg Kelson
Carly Watson
Isabella Baker
Isabella Rae
Heidi Jones
Hollie Phillips
Remy Grant
Remeny McCann
Sarah Smith

Coach: Will Jamieson

Assistant Coach: Kate Lindsey

17 & Under

Ella Sevior
Grace Taylor
Jessica Bouchier
Lara Taylor
Madsie Phillips
Mary Place
Matilda Sewell
Meg Carlin
Mia Mills
Millie Jennings
Scarlett O’Donnell
Tyleah Barr

Coaches: Nadine McNamara & Sophie Hinkley

15 & Under

Eva Ryan
Frankie Butters
Grace Cleaver
Indiana Cameron
Kimora Calloway
Lara Clarke
Matilda Darcy
Molly McLaren
Reet Kaur
Ruby Darcy
Shelby O’Sullivan
Stella Rogers

Coaches: Stacey O’Sullivan & Skye Billings

13 & Under

Addison Conheady
Chloe Gleeson
Indi O’Connor
Milla Darcy
Piper Stephens
Pippa Barr
Rosie Bowman
Saskia Gould
Saylah Veale
Stella Marris

Coaches: Dot Jenkins and Marie Wall

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 14

 

A Cap of Last Week’s Results

Camperdown were impressive with a 20 goal win over the Portland Tigers. The Magpies’ form has been building all season and they have been very competitive with a number of teams in recent weeks. They have a lot to look forward to for next season.
Cobden edged closer to securing a top 3 spot with a comfortable win over Port Fairy scoring 59 goals to 25.
Amy Wormald was outstanding with her 42 goal haul when they defeated Terang Mortlake by 23 goals – 53 to 30. Aimee Moloney was the best for the Bloods.
South Warrnambool and Koroit had a great battle at Victoria Park. After losing Annie Blackburn to illness in the final hour, it took South Warrnambool a while to settle. Koroit took the lead early but the Roosters were able to fight back and force a draw.
North Warrnambool fought hard to secure a good win over the Hamilton Kangaroos. With Rachael Batten out due to injury, Millie Shiells filled the void in defence and helped her team get an early lead. Sky Billings also went off injured in the last quarter, but the Eagles were able to hang on to take an 8 goal win – 56 – 48.

Umpire Accreditation
Congratulations to Eloise Chivell from the Cobden FNC and also Bree Fox from the Port Fairy FNC. They were both tested for their C Badge accreditation last Saturday and were both successful. This is a fantastic effort for both Bree and Eloise. We wish them all the very best with their umpiring in the future.

Association Championships.
Good Luck to the 13/U, 15/U, 17/U and Open Representative Teams who will compete in the Association Championships Finals this Sunday at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Melbourne. This is an important event on the Netball Calendar for both players and Umpires. Talent Scouts will be in attendance to identify any emerging talent. Good luck to everyone involved.


Milestone Games
Congratulations to Sarah O’Donnell (nee Walsh) from the South Warrnambool Football Netball Club who will play her 300th game this Saturday. Sarah has played all Junior Grades for the Club as well as Open and Div 1 and is currently playing in the Div 2 competition. As a Div 1 player Sarah was fortunate enough to win a Premiership and is currently the 17/U Reserves Coach. Sarah has also won multiple Club Best and Fairest awards. Congratulations on your significant game this weekend Sarah. 300 games is an amazing effort over many years. Well Done!

My predictions for this Week

With some very important games being played this weekend we could potentially see some changes to the Top 5 ladder positions. However, with Covid and Influenza cases on the rise again, it is difficult to know who will have their full team.

South Warrnambool take on Warrnambool at the Friendlies Society Park. If Warrnambool are able to get a win here, relying on the results of other games, they could find themselves in the Top 3 at the end of the round. However, I think the Roosters will be keen to hold onto top spot so have a lot to play for. I think South can take the points here in what will be a great contest.

Koroit make the trip to Cobden and will need to get a win here if they are wanting to secure a top 3 spot. Koroit are starting to come together as a team quite nicely so they will be very competitive against the bombers. If Cobden’s defensive trio (Remeny McCann, Nadine McNamara and Sarah Moroney) can get the upper hand early I think Cobden will win a close contest.

Camperdown play Port Fairy at the Gardens Oval. Port Fairy will be very keen for a win but Camperdown have been improving week to week and I think they will get another win over the seagulls.

North Warrnambool take on Portland at Bushfield. Last time they met Portland took the points in what was considered a major upset. I think North Warrnambool have too much to play for this week and will get the job done.

In the last game of the round Terang Mortlake play the Hamilton Kangaroos. Hamilton has proved they are a very competitive team against some of the best teams in the Competition. They have been the big improvers this year and I think they can take the win here.

Good Luck to all teams competing this weekend in both Football and Netball

Good Luck and Have Fun.

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 13

 

A cap of Last Week’s Results
Hamilton Kangaroos had a comfortable win over Portland 58 – 32. Emma Somerville put in another best on court performance whilst Heidi Jones shot accurately for the Tigers.
Koroit defeated Terang Mortlake 49 – 28. Layla Monk was strong in defence for the Saints and Aimee Moloney tried hard for the Bloods.
Cobden defeated a young and emerging Camperdown team with an 11 goal victory – 53 to 42. Camperdown were well served with Chelsea Baker through the centre court and Remeny McCann was at her best playing her 150th Senior game for the Bombers.
Port Fairy fought hard against ladder leaders – South Warrnambool. Annie Blackburn was at her usual best in attack helping create some easy shooting opportunities for Holly Phillips and Tessa Allen tried hard all day. The Roosters were eventual winners 63 – 40.
North Warrnambool scored an important victory over Warrnambool in what was a physical encounter at Bushfield. Emma Cust came out of retirement for the game and took some timely intercepts in the defensive circle but it wasn’t enough to get them over the line against a determined eagles.

The Final Top 5
Taking into consideration the premiership points and percentage at this stage of the season, it’s reasonable to assume that the finals will be played amongst the teams that currently sit in the Top 5. With the current form of the Hamilton Kangaroos and the Portland Tigers it is probable that they will have some influence over which teams will have a slight advantage with a double chance come finals. And as has been mentioned in recent conversations, any team in the Top 5 have a chance to take home the Premiership Cup – if they play at their best. No doubt, all teams will be closely monitoring the results of other games over the next few weeks and to place a bet on who will win at this stage would be a very brave move.

Milestone Games
Congratulations to Kasey Barling who will play her 100th Open Game for the Koroit FNC this weekend. Kasey joined the Saints in 2015 when she made the move from the Warrnambool Blues. During her time at the Saints she has won 3 Premierships including one as a Coach and was also awarded a Peta Richardson medal for her Best on Court performance in a Grand Final. She is a Runner Up League Best and Fairest Award recipient and has also been nominated in the Team of the Year. This is an amazing effort Kasey. Congratulations!

My predictions for this Week

South Warrnambool will have a tough battle against a young Koroit team. Annie Blackburn has dominated in their attacking circle this season and will be hard for the Saints to match and up the other end of the court Carly Watson will also be a strong influence. I think the Roosters will get over the line in a close contest.

Warrnambool take on Terang Mortlake at the Reid. Warrnambool will be keen to make amends after last week’s loss and will win comfortably over the bloods.

Portland make the long trip to Leura Oval to take on the Magpies. The mix of youth and experience in both these teams has seen both sides improve as the season has progressed. This should be a great contest and is a tough game to pick but with recent form I think Camperdown can take the points here.

Taking into account Cobden’s recent form I expect them to have a good win over Port Fairy.

North Warrnambool take on the Hamilton Kangaroos at Melville Oval. Given the Kangaroos recent form, this will be a danger game for the Eagles. They will need to be at their best but this is an important must win game and I think that will be the incentive they need to get them over the line.

Good Luck to all teams participating in both Football and Netball this weekend.

Author: Josie Logan

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 12

 

Hope you all enjoyed the break last week and are eager to get back to playing the remainder of the season,.‘

A Cap of Last Round’s Results
Port Fairy and Terang Mortlake fought out a great contest with the Bloods eventual winners by a single goal. Cobden continued on their winning way defeating Portland 63 – 39. Sophie Blain was hard to stop through the centre court and Remy Grant played well for the Tigers. Camperdown would have been pleased with their team’s performance only going down to ladder leader’s South Warrnambool by 12 goals. Lily Eldridge and Carly Watson were strong in defence for their respective teams. Warrnambool opened up a handy lead in their first quarter against the Hamilton Kangaroos. Hamilton then struggled to get on top of their gamel playing catch up netball and went down 43 – 47 at the final siren. After drawing when North Warrnambool and Koroit met in Round 2, it was always going to be a tight game. The eagles got off to a great start early and never looked in doubt. They were eventual winners 49 – 37.

Milestone Games
Congratulations to Remeny McCann from the Cobden FNC who will play her 150th Senior Game this weekend.
Congratulations Remeny. Great effort.

Association Championships.
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent the HFNL at the Association Championships in the Open Competition.
Lily Eldridge – Campedown; Remeny McCann – Cobden; Emily Forest – Port Fairy; Remy Grant – Portland; Meg Kelson, South Warrnambool; Carly Watson – South Warrnambool; Isabella Rea – South Warrnambool; Hollie Phillips – South Warrnambool; Maddie Solly – Terang Mortlake; Any Wormald – Warrnambool and Sarah Smith – Warrnambool. They will play in Melbourne on July 24th.

My predictions for this Week.
Close town rivals Cobden and Camperdown match up this week. Cobden will be looking to secure a top 3 finish and should take the win over the Magpies.
Hamilton Kangaroos take on Portland at Hanlon Park. In what will be a close contest, if Hamilton are able to shut down the Tiger’s shooters, they may turn the tables from their last encounter and take a narrow win.
South Warrnambool take on Port Fairy at the Friendlies and should win this match comfortably and Koroit won’t have too much trouble accounting for Terang Mortlake,.
In the Match of the Round, Warrnambool (in 4th position) play North Warrnambool Eagles (who are currently in 5th) Both teams are vying for a spot in the Top 3 and will be eager for the win. The strength of North’s defence will be a key factor and I think the Eagles can score another win here.


Good Luck to all Teams competing in Netball and Football this weekend.

Author: Josie Logan

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 11

 

A Cap of Last Week’s Results
There were some very interesting results in last week’s matches with 4 of the 5 games finishing with a margin of 5 goals or less. Hamilton Kangaroos matched up well against the younger Koroit Team with the game ending in a draw. Nell Mitchell was again a steady influence in the attacking circle with 29 goals and Kelsey Lewis also scored 29 goals for the Kangaroos. Portland only went down to Warrnambool by two goals. Portland lead at every change but Warrnambool outscored them in the last quarter 11 goals to 8 earring the blues a narrow win. North Warrnambool scored a comfortable win over the seagulls 56 – 30. Rachael Batten and Jordyn Murphy were able to shut down the Port Fairy attack and Tessa Allen had another standout game for Port Fairy. Eboni Knights returned to the Terang Mortlake lineup but Camperdown fought out a close match and took a 5 goal win over the bloods. Mary Place scored well with 33 goals Cobden and South Warrnambool played out a fantastic in what was a highly skilled and fast contest. The bombers defensive trio – Nadine McNamara, Remeny McCann and Sarah Moroney – made it hard work for the Rooster’s attack Cobden took the honours this time round with a 5 goal win.

Milestone Games
Congratulations to Kylie Grayland from the Koroit FNC who will play her 350th Club Senior game this Saturday.
Kylie has been playing netball with Koroit for as long as she can remember. This milestone game, a game where she will also record the highest number of Club games, is something that has been achieved over nearly three decades. Kylie has played in all Senior Grades – Open, Div 1, Div 2 and even a few appearances in Div 3. Kylie was a member of the A Grade (Open) Premiership Team in 2001 and she also won Premierships in Division 2 in 2012 and 2018. Kylie’s individual achievements have been outstanding winning the Hampden FNL Best and Fairest Awards in Div 2 on 6 occasions (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019). She also won a League Best and Fairest Award for Division 1 in 2010. A multitude of the Koroit FNC Awards also carry Kylie’s name. Kylie has also been an active volunteer for the Club taking on roles such as Coaching, Canteen Co-ordinator and a member of the Events Committee, just to name a few. This is an amazing achievement Kylie, well done and all the best for your game this weekend.


Congratulations also to Meg Kelson who will play her 50th Senior game for the South Warrnambool FNC this weekend. I’m sure there will be many more to come in the years ahead. Congratulations.

My Predictions for this Week
Cobden versus Portland at the Cobden Community Bank Recreation Reserve. I believe both Portland and Hamilton Kangaroos will have some say in determining the Top 5 positions, but Cobden will be determined to keep their Top 3 position. Cobden will take the win here.
South Warrnambool travel down the highway to take on Camperdown at Leura Oval and Carly Watson is likely to take the court after a mandatory rest last week. The Roosters will be keen to make amends for last week’s loss and take a comfortable win over the Magpies.
Warrnambool take on Hamilton Kangaroos at the Reid. The Kangaroos were very competitive against Koroit last week and I think they are capable of taking another win. However, the Blues are fighting for a top 3 finish and will not lie down lightly. In what will be a close contest I think Hamnilton will get over the line just.’
Port Fairy play Terang Mortlake at home. Port Fairy are keen to improve on their results from the first half of the season and I think this will be an opportunity for Port Fairy to get their first win.. Terang Mortlake have struggled with injuries over the past few weeks and could take a game or two for them to gain some momentum. Port Fairy could score a narrow win.
In the final game this round North Warrnambool Eagles do battle with the Koroit Saints at Victoria Park. North Warrnambool’s consistency has been questioned more than ever this season with mixed results in the first half of the season,. Last time these two sides met it resulted in a draw. If the Eagles bring their “A” game they can take the win here and push for a top 3 finish.

Good Luck to all teams competing in Football and Netball this weekend.

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