DNA wrap up the year
DOUGLAS Netball celebrated Presentation Night last Friday under the stars at Port Courts.
More than 80 players, committee, umpires, family and friends attended the night which consisted of a three-course meal catered by Beaches Cafe and John Stevenson followed by Awards then some music.
Minor premiers: Div 1 Cougars. Div 2 Young Jets. 14/Under Representative team.
Grand finals winners: Div 1 Crocs 1. Div 2 Young Jets. Div 3 14/Under Reps
Grand final R/Ups: Div 1 Cougars. Div 2 Dynamite. Div 3 Gunnars.
Individual Awards: Players Choice - Jodi Francis, Marley Cairns, Madi Malone. Best & Fairest - Vivian Orr, Tahlia Peterson, Lauren Radcliffe. Most Improved - Nadine Jones, Nikia Duncan, Lucy Webster. Most Valuable Player - Kirsty McKay, Jess Eagle-Rowe, Ella Dodds.
Umpire Awards: Those who umpired extra games as needed throughout the year and the Junior Carnival - Liz Ryan, Lynne Kinrade, Marta Smith, Jo Cowe, Nichelle Pitt, Tracey Pashen, Danielle Bellero, Cassandra Hill, Megan Newel, Kim St Pierre, Nadine Jones and Treveen Page.
Special thanks to Jenni Walker, canteen convenor for the Junior Carnival.
The finale of the night was a Life Membership awarded to Sharon Beechey, for services to Douglas Netball. Sharon has been involved with DNA for many years and has coached, quite remarkably, the majority of players in all of the grand final winning teams and many of the runners up.
Sharon started playing in the competition in the early years of DNA then ventured to coaching, she is currently the Marlin
Coast Academy Coach. Sharon also has taken on the presidency of the DNA for the past two years and beside coaching
two teams and overseeing the coaching/ training of all the teams including reps, training our up and coming coaches she is
pivotal in our healthy canteen, which provides nutritious hot and cold meals each week to our players, coaches,
umpires, parents and volunteers. Sharon’s dedication to Douglas Netball was recognised on Friday night with all who attended standing and applauding a deserving award.
DNA would like to thank Beaches Cafe, Bellero’s Electrical, Blood Orange, Corrine Garland, John Stevenson, John Wall and Beach Terraces for donations, set up and help on the night.