Douglas Jets fall just short in final
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