Douglas netballers impressive over carnival
DOUGLAS Netball travelled with five teams to Innisfail last weekend for the Marlin Coast Fowler’s Group Carnival.
Almost 40 teams competed in seven divisions ranging from Under-11s to Seniors.
The Douglas teams played some fantastic netball in all age groups.
The stars of the weekend were the Under12s who came away with runners-up in Division 4 winning five games, one draw and two losses, the team coached by Jodi Francis, played some brilliant netball and beat the top side the Radars of their age group with some fantastic team work.
The Under-11s coached by Alex Heidke had three wins over the weekend and were very competitive.
The girls enjoyed their netball and showed great sportsmanship, all were very keen and had some close games and all had lots of fun playing.
The Under-14 team coached by Sharon Beechey in Division 3 ended with equal points for runners-up but came third on the highest goal average.
The team played against some very good competition the highlight being their last game of the weekend against the benchmark team the Radars who they pushed the whole game which ended in a draw.
The Jets also coached by Sharon Beechey competed in Division 2 the girls played well winning three games over the carnival against some very good competition.
Many of these girls also played a couple of games up in the seniors who struggled for numbers and they supported the younger teams by cheering them on.
The senior team whose numbers were made up by junior players and mum Eryn Harold who came to watch her girls play ended up playing every game in the seniors in defence and excelled at it as well.
The seniors took runners up for the carnival.
Thanks to the coaches, Umpires-special thanks to Marta Smith and Lynne Kinraide, parents and siblings fortheir fantastic support of Douglas Netball.
Under-11 players: Jay Heidke, Myah Lowenstein-jones, Kate Padovan, Charlotte Dowling, Koreena Minniecon, Logan Buzza, and Hannah Durie.
Under-12 players: Tiah Mclean, Sascha Lowenstein-jones, Kiara-mae Gaddes, Jaime Thurtell, Cartier Bennett, Bonnie Francis, Kyah Francis, Jasmine Kirk, Piper Adams, Robyn Bruenig.
Under-14 Players: Bronte LowensteinJones, Rae Page, Lauren Radcliffe, Simone Pringle, Lana Baxter, Jess Eagle-rowe, Meagen Von-keyserlingk.
Jets: Angela Pringle, Meg Goodall, Karlie Brady, Natalie Littler, Jade Harold, Karla Logan, Lauren Ryan, Marley Cairns.
Seniors: Corrine Durie, Jodi Francis, Zara Ryan, Natalie Mckeown, Bec Nelson, Eryn Harold, Jarnie Thomas.