Night ends net­ball sea­son

Central Telegraph - - SPORT - Aden Stokes

NET­BALL: The 2018 Net­ball sea­son has of­fi­cially come to an end.

Coach Ta­mara Moretti said it was a huge sea­son for the Biloela Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion with many teams trav­el­ling every other week­end to at­tend car­ni­vals and tal­ent camps across the re­gion.

“This year we saw our club grow, more teams signed up in each divi­sion and our Net Set Go pro­gram had its largest num­ber of bud­ding net­ballers start the game,” she said.

The grand fi­nals were played on Tues­day, Septem­ber 11, with eight teams hit­ting the court for the fi­nal time for the year.

“The play­ers did not dis­ap­point,” Ms Moretti said.

“Those who came to watch the games wit­nessed a great dis­play of tal­ent, sports­man­ship and love for the game.

“The first game was BNA’s youngest divi­sion, Ju­nior B Happy Jacks de­feated Storm. The games con­tin­ued with the Ju­nior A Skit­tles de­feat­ing Phoenix, Open Mixed Chameleons de­feated Team Kaos and lastly Open Ladies Rene­gades de­feated How Biz­zar.” The club held its an­nual pre­sen­ta­tion night at the Biloela Bike Club on Fri­day, Septem­ber 14.

“It is an op­por­tu­nity to thank play­ers, vol­un­teers, um­pires, man­agers and our coaches for all the time and ef­fort they have put into the net­ball sea­son,” Ms Moretti said.

“With­out these peo­ple step­ping up into roles the kids sim­ply wouldn’t have a game to play.”

She said the aim for this year’s pre­sen­ta­tion or­gan­is­ers was to in­volve as many peo­ple as they pos­si­bly could.

“We wanted ev­ery­one to come, from our seven-year-old Net Set Go kids to our Open play­ers,” she said.

“The num­bers dou­bled from pre­vi­ous years with a mas­sive 230 play­ers and mem­bers com­ing to­gether and cel­e­brat­ing each other’s suc­cess.

“The ul­ti­mate aim, to in­spire our youngest play­ers, is to see a club that not only cel­e­brates the kids that win the games, but an as­so­ci­a­tion that is wel­com­ing, fun and thank­ful that you are a part of it.”

Ms Moretti said the night was re­laxed and fun with games, lucky door prize and raf­fles and spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance by Sue Gau­dion (aka Jo Boothby) be­fore the for­mal pre­sen­ta­tions.

“It was a great night for all of our mem­bers and the as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers are al­ready look­ing for­ward to the 2019 sea­son,” she said.

“Thanks must go to An­nette Hitch­man (pres­i­dent) and Gay Fraser (vice pres­i­dent) who have stepped out of their roles this year. We thank them for their long-stand­ing ded­i­ca­tion for BNA.”

WIN­NERS: Rene­gades play­ers Shae Maslen, Kate Hay, Kate Vic­tor, Julie Maslen, Dani Maslen and Adele Ac­ton.

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