Moddies take top spot in shield
NETBALL: Our Whitsunday netballers hit the road north on Sunday, contesting the Burdekin Shield.
Parents, players and coaches got off to a very early start to arrive in the Burdekin by 7am in time for first games to start.
It was a hard fought competition, with Townsville proving the teams to beat as they ran home winners in six of the eight divisions.
Bowen and Burdekin were also strong as usual, but not strong enough to overcome the Whitsunday Moddies.
Taking on the 8-10 years division, the Moddies claimed the win for the south.
Due to their division, there is no trophy, however all team members will receive a medal for their winning efforts.
The club also extended a very special congratulations to Kiarni Hinton who took out Most Valued Player in the under 12A division.
Adding to Kiarni’s achievement, the young netballer also claimed the MVP title in 2015 when she competed in the under 11 division.
In other results from the day, the under 11 Dolphins managed to claim themselves fourth spot.
The under 12A-A1 saw Whitsunday on the podium, snatching a very close third.
The under 12B Alpha team earned themselves fifth.
In the under 13B, the Fireflies also climbed the podium, taking out third place.
The under 14B saw GEO Metrix tie for fourth.
Finally, the Under 15s had the Warriors in sixth and the Thunder in seventh.
THE CHAMPS: The Moddies (8-10 years) won their division, earning a medal for their efforts. Photo contributed