Club seeks coaches
The Panthers are on the hunt for netball coaches for the 2018 season.
The Benalla All Blacks are looking to fill coaching roles in the A-grade, B-grade, B-reserve, C-grade, and under15s netball sides for next year.
‘‘Our club endeavours to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all involved. We pride ourselves on representing our community in a positive way on and off the court,’’ the Panthers’ ad in The Ensign read.
‘‘After a successful 2017 season with our under-15s netball team winning the premiership, we are looking for positive and encouraging people who would like to get involved in our club in the 2018 season.’’
The call for new coaches comes after the A-grade side this year slumped to finish 11th in the Ovens and King Netball League, with two wins matches.
In B-grade, the team finished last on the ladder, without recording a win all season. in 18
The B-reserve side won one of its 18 matches, finishing 11th, while the C-graders also finished 11th, with one win.
The under-15 side went on to win the grand final, defeating Bright by five goals.
That side was coached by A-grade player Emma Sangster, who will be taking a side next year, although which side is unclear.
The Panthers ended this season with a points percentage of 50, the second-lowest in the league.
President Blake Goodwin said the club wanted to have as many options for coaches as possible.
‘‘We’ll be advertising right up until pre-season or until they’re filled. Hopefully then we’ll have a bit of a selection,’’ he said. ‘‘I think as long as we have good people around those roles then the results will come from that. As long as they’re good people, we’ll be happy to have them.’’
Applications can be submitted to the club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It took a supreme effort to bring Owls a little closer to the field when they won their second match of the season 3-2 in last week’s A-grade clash against Kookaburras.
John Bajada showed off his skills to comfortably win both singles, and was supported by Chris Lee, who was in fine touch to account for a singles in straight sets to seal the match.
Plovers had to fight hard to hold off a determined Echidnas in the clash of the round. With many match-ups going to three sets, it was an outstanding performance from Gavan Crothers that clinched the win.
He played well to account for both singles in pressure games, with the deciding singles against Michelle Feldtmann resulting in a three-set victory. Brian Perry showed off his skills, posting a straight sets singles win to take the team to a 3-2 victory.
Meanwhile, Rosellas had to tough it out in a thriller against Taipans, prevailing for a tense 3-2 victory. Adrian Squires was in top form to win both singles before teaming with Ray Grant to take a doubles victory to seal the match.
Wallabies had to fight hard to overcome Possums, taking the match 4-1 in a tight struggle. Cooper Irwin was the standout, winning both singles in a magnificent effort.
John Spencer led Numbats to a 3-2 victory over Gliders in a high standard affair. He played well to win both singles, before combining with Jack McNulty to snatch the deciding doubles.
Frogs scored their first win with a 4-1 victory over Mozzies. Richard Morton and Kaleb Lissenden put in a strong performance to win both singles.
Redbacks enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 victory over Eagles. Pauline Hooper was the star of the match, playing impressive table tennis to account for both singles. Partner Sienna Irwin played strongly to win a singles before combining for a straight sets doubles victory.
James Young took Crickets to a solid 4-1 victory over Koalas. He played well to win both singles, while Andrea Cathcart won her singles before teaming up with Young to win the doubles.
Magpies were too strong for Hawks. Jackson Squires starred in the 5-0 victory.
Taste of success: The under-15 netballers were the only All Blacks to claim silverware this year.
Cooking up a storm: FCJ College students showed their support by firing up the barbecue.
Beautiful sum: Benalla Bowls Club also held its annual U.G.L.Y Bartender day on Sunday, raising $1500 for leukaemia research.