STRONG SHOW­ING AT STATE TI­TLES FOR YOUNG­STERS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Vera Ber­tola

MT DRUITT Netball As­so­ci­a­tion’s flag flew proudly at the 2016 Netball NSW State Age Cham­pi­onships at Illawarra on the week­end of July 2-4.

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s un­der-14 di­vi­sion three team were the best per­form­ers, with 15 wins over the week­end and a hard-fought fourth place.

The un­der-13 di­vi­sion three team fin­ished in 13th spot while the un­der-15 di­vi­sion four was 15th against some stiff com­pe­ti­tion.

The 48th cham­pi­onship, played at Illawarra, Bankstown and Camp­bell­town, at­tracted more than 3300 ath­letes from 309 teams rep­re­sent­ing 87 as­so­ci­a­tions.

There also were more than 400 coaches and 500 um­pires along with tens of thou­sands of spec­ta­tors. The cham­pi­onship is one of the largest fe­male sport tour­na­ments in Aus­tralia.

Mt Druitt Netball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Mar­garet Weir con­grat­u­lated the play­ers for rep­re­sent­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion so well.

“The three teams worked re­ally hard and the play­ers put in their best ef­forts,” she said.

“I’d also like to thank the coach­ing staff for all their work and time ... we were happy with what we achieved.”

Mrs Weir said the 14s team had done par­tic­u­larly well.

“That group strug­gled a bit last year ... there were a few new play­ers this sea­son and they just gelled,” she said. “Over­all, we were very happy.” For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mount­druit­tna.nsw.netball.com.au.

Mt Druitt Netball As­so­ci­a­tion teams com­peted in the state age ti­tles at Illawarra.

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