Netballers battle for school
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