Dou­glas Jets fall just short in fi­nal

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas Jets nar­rowly missed out on win­ning the YMCA Smith­field com­pe­ti­tion in last week’s grand fi­nal.

The Jets have trav­elled to Smith­field each Mon­day since Au­gust to play in the com­pe­ti­tion to fur­ther their de­vel­op­ment in net­ball.

The team mem­bers,

with an av­er­age age of 15 years, com­peted in Divi­sion 2, which is pre­dom­i­nantly made up of adult teams.

They were only beaten once through­out the sea­son and com­peted in the grand fi­nal last Mon­day night against the Dol­phins.

The Jets played sharp and fast paced net­ball for three quar­ters hold­ing the lead in each quar­ter.

It was the fi­nal quar­ter that was the real test for them, but the girls held firm for the first eight min­utes but the ex­pe­ri­ence and ma­tu­rity of the Dol­phins team even­tu­ally over­came the great ef­fort put in by the Jets.

Coach Sharon Beechey was pleased with her team’s ef­fort through­out the sea­son as they were very com­pet­i­tive and learned some valu­able net­ball skills play­ing in the strong YMCA com­pe­ti­tion.

Dou­glas Ju­nior Net­ball will hold its sign-on at the Moss­man In­door Sports Com­plex on Fe­bru­ary 14, at 4pm, all wel­come.

Mighty ef­fort: Jets play­ers Lauren Ryan, Karla Lo­gan, Hazuki Kirby, Chrissy Sopho­cleous, An­gela Pringle, Meg Goodall, Caro­line Miller, Anne Mc­far­lane and Zara Ryan

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