Junior netballers kick off season
DOUGLAS Juniors started second round last Tuesday at Port Courts with the Pythons taking on the Net Set Go girls.
This is a training/play session for the girls with the older girls being role models for the learner netballers.
The Pythons in their flash new purple skirts looked fantastic, thanks to coach Meg and mum Virginia Goodall for making up the skirts.
Tayhla Cadiente put in some great plays and Fauve Salleras was excellent in defence. The Net Set Go team played some great netball showing the skills they have learned over the 10-week course Edie Thurtell and Anna Padovan were exceptional on the court. Final score a 1-all tie.
The Gladiators took on the Wildcats. For the Gladiators Carla Young put in an excellent game and Keely Poole is ever improving and showing great skills on the court. The Wildcatz took a little while to gel as a team this week but improved greatly in the second half, Kate Padovan lead well in attack and Mackenzie Booth put in a great defensive game. Final score Gladiators 6 bt Wildcatz 2.
The Croc Diamonds played the Miallo Allstars. The Diamonds applied pressure from the start and jumped out to an early lead, Miallo came back strongly but the Diamonds defence was up to the task denying Miallo any shots at goal. With some position changes Miallo stepped up and Lana Baxter was able to take some shots at goal, scoring in the third quarter. Sharp shooting sisters Bonnie and Kyah Francis sealed out the match.
The score didn’t reflect the never say die attitude of Miallo. Final score Diamonds 23 bt Miallo 1.
The Poison Apples played the Red Hot Peppers, the Apples being the older team played very good netball with their experience showing at every move, Denby Woods was an excellent defence in Keeper with some very accurate passing and Lauren Sciacca played well shooting a great goal from distance. The Peppers are gaining momentum as a team, Georgia Mccarthy covered the court well and Mia LowensteinJones, up from 10s defended very well around the goal circle. Final score Apples 12 bt Peppers 1.
The 14-16 comp was a replay of last year’s grand final, Dynamite played a very nice fluid game with some great passing between Yasmin Stievano, Bronte Lowenstein-jones and Brydie Tregea also kept up with her opponent 100 per cent throughout the game. For Vipers Saisha Schonenberger defended really well along with Jess EagleRowe, the Dynamites came out the victors 10-6.
The Sapphires played the Under-12 representative team, the Sapphires controlled the game from the first quarter with great passing between Maddy Weaver, Daisy Hawkes and Holly Brown around the Goal circle, the Reps found their feet in the second and third quarters showing some great teamwork, Piper Adams, in great form worked the circle and Aleesha Viola read the play well, defending strongly. Final score Sapphires bt Reps 7.
The Breakers played the Young Fusion team, for the Breakers Georgia Duncan was excellent in defence and Tyler Mous put in a very strong game against the talented Hazuki Kirby, Tully Case is showing great improvement as a second year player.
The Fusion girls passed the ball well with very good timing, Elle Kadwell displayed efficient space awareness and positioned herself well to take the passes. Final score Fusion 22 bt Breakers 2.
Great job by junior umpires Sascha Lowenstein-jones, Cartier Bennett, Keely Harold, Tiah Mclean, Maddy Weaver, Holly Brown, Eleisha Mealing, Marley Cairns, Tayler Durie, Saisha Schonenberger, Rachael Ramsay and Vanessa Woods.
The Marlin Coast Netball Carnival will be played in Innisfail this year on May 12-13, Douglas Netball is inviting all players from Under-11 to seniors divisions 1 or 2 to play individually or as a team, nominations close tonight at 4pm. Please contact Sharon Beechey 4099 4998 or Treveen 0438 120 855 stay@ beachterraces.com.au. Douglas will be travelling as a group and staying at the Flying Fish Point Van Park, Innisfail.