Net­ballers battle for school

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - SAM SMALLBONE

NET­BALL teams from four lo­cal pri­mary schools put their bibs on to com­pete in the In­ter­school Net­ball Competition in Port Dou­glas last Fri­day.

The girls from Years 5, 6 and 7 were blessed with a dry day and played against stu­dents from Miallo State School, Port Dou­glas State School, Moss­man State School and St Au­gus­tine’s Catholic School.

The play­ers were com­pet­ing to be se­lected to rep­re­sent the Dou­glas District in the Re­gional Net­ball Competition set to be held next month.

Group A Miallo and Moss­man came in joint first place with St Au­gus­tine’s get­ting sec­ond place.

In Group B Saint Au­gus­tine’s were the over­all win­ners with Moss­man com­ing sec­ond.

Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion teacher Laura Ber­ney teaches in Moss- man, Miallo, Ju­lat­ten and Dain­tree said the girls should be con­grat­u­lated for their en­thu­si­ast and sports­man­ship on the day.

“A big thank you to Sharon, Treveen, Co­ral, Enita and all the ladies form the Dou­glas Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion for giv­ing us free use of the courts, pro­vid­ing um­pires and run­ning the can­teen,” she said.

“With­out your sup­port and gen­eros­ity days like these would not be pos­si­ble.

“A big thank you must also go to the teach­ers who en­sured the day ran smoothly and the par­ents who came to help the sup­port their chil­dren.”

At the end of the day 14 girls were se­lected for the squad to rep­re­sent the Dou­glas District in the Re­gional Net­ball Competition to be held on Fri­day April 8 in In­n­is­fail.

Mikela Good­win, Rae Page, Liana Pel­le­grinet, El­iza Markham were se­lected from St Au­gus­tine’s Catholic Col­lege and Bree Fordham, Sa­maria Den­man, Loula Creek and Casilda creek were se­lected from Moss­man State School.

Jade Schuck, El­lie Cad­well, Madi­son Malone, Saisha Scho­nen­berger and Lilly Wicks were se­lected from Miallo State School and Lau­ren Red­cliff, Courtney Sopho­cleous, Bon­nie Fran­cis were cho­sen from Port Dou­glas State School.

The girls will train to­gether and a team of 10 will be se­lected by Sharon Beechey from the Port Dou­glas Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

Girls who are in­ter­ested in play­ing net­ball can sign up at the Moss­man In­door Sport Cen­tre on Tues­day af­ter­noons at 4pm. Pre-sea­son train­ing is on Tues­days and Thurs­days at the Moss­man In­door Sports Cen­tre.

Cham­pion ef­fort: Miallo State School’s Lilly Wicks, So­phie May, Elle Kad­well, Saisha Scho­nen­berger, Madi Malone, Jade Schuck and Lana Bax­ter

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