Close knit Cats ready

Southern Riverina news - - NETBALL -

Fin­ley’s Un­der 13s have been a close knit core group of seven play­ers this year with the in­clu­sion of two play­ers from the club’s 13B side for the fi­nals.

The Cats have worked hard at train­ing all year and it is show­ing at the pointy end of the sea­son with all of the girls’ fit­ness and skills im­prov­ing in leaps and bounds dur­ing the sea­son of 2018.

They have had some mixed re­sults in the last few rounds of the sea­son with a big loss, a hard fought five goal loss and then an out­stand­ing 31 to 1 win against Tungamah in the fi­nal round.

The girls’ hunger to win a fi­nal will be burn­ing in­side them as none of the girls on the team have played in a win­ning fi­nal in their short net­ball ca­reers.

Their ded­i­ca­tion to the game should see the girls play in plenty of fi­nals not just this year, but also in the years to come. Player pro­files: Jor­dan Gray (GK/GD): Cool, calm and col­lected at the last line of de­fence, her tight de­fence has come ahead with her con­stant hard work.

Mor­gan Evans ( GD/GK): Since switch­ing from at­tack this sea­son Mor­gan has taken on the GD po­si­tion with great ease. The de­fence com­bi­na­tion im­proves with each game.

Alyssa Denny (WD): Most laid­back mem­ber of the team, Alyssa just goes about the play­ing her role and sup­port­ing her team­mates, her strength being her de­fen­sive pres­sure over the ball.

Jas­mine Burke (C): Run­ner-up in the league Best and Fairest this pocket rocket mid courter reads the play in­cred­i­bly well for her young age. Her in­ter­cepts can turn the game and frus­trate the op­po­si­tion.

Meg Mar­shall (WA/WD): De­ter­mi­na­tion must be Meg’s mid­dle name. This mid court dy­namo has worked hard to im­prove all as­pects of her game this sea­son.

Si­enna Burke (GA): In­cred­i­bly ac­cu­rate shooter from any­where in the ring, her work rate is first class and many op­po­nents have strug­gled to keep up with her ex­plo­sive pace.

Amil­iah Miaoudis (GS): Millsy, as she is known to team­mates, is the quiet achiever with a quick swing pass over the ring. Her de­ci­sions in the ring are timed beau­ti­fully while work­ing with her team­mates.

Josie Coombs (GS/GA): Joey is al­ways wear­ing a smile no mat­ter what. Her calm quiet move­ments of­ten leave her open for a pass un­der the ring which is rarely missed.

Daisy Daniel ( WA/WD): This mid­courter works hard in both at­tack and de­fence to pres­sure her op­po­nent. Her fight to pull in a loose ball is in­spir­ing to the team.

Fin­ley Un­der 13s (back, from left) Sha­nia Bent­ley (coach), Alyssa Denny, Mor­gan Evans, Jor­dan Gray, Amil­iah Miaoudis and Sa­van­nah Wil­son (coach); (front) Si­enna Burke, Meg Mar­shall, Jas­mine Burke, Daisy Daniel. Ab­sent: Josie Coombs.

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