Bel­mont nets grand fi­nal win

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - SPORT -

BEL­MONT’S next gen­er­a­tion of net­ball stars had a stel­lar show­ing at the Smarter Than Smok­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onships over the long week­end.

The event at Wem­b­ley Sports Cen­tre was at­tended by more than 13,000 peo­ple, with nine in­ter­na­tional teams at­tend­ing.

“Although it was a large com­pe­ti­tion, the girls had no ex­pec­ta­tions ex­cept to play some great net­ball, meet new friends and have a great week­end,” Bel­mont Net­ball pres­i­dent Cathy McCaf­ferty said.

Bel­mont Net­ball’s 12s and open teams fin­ished third in their re­spec­tive di­vi­sions, and the 13s won their grand fi­nal.

“(The 13s were) ini­tially sur­prised and showed great sports­man­ship when they re­alised they had won the grand fi­nal,” Ms McCaf­ferty said.

Ms McCaf­ferty said it was the first time the club had 12s, 13s and an open team rep­re­sent­ing Bel­mont since 2013.

“These are the re­sult of our new de­vel­op­ment pro­gram,” she said.

The pro­gram started last year to fo­cus on 11 to 13-year-olds in the club.

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Bel­mont Net­ball’s 13s team had a stun­ning win in the grand fi­nal at the As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onships.

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