With three netball teams vying for a place in the grand final, there was plenty of support from the sidelines.
Each team had already proven to be worthy competitors, with a positive mindset and a promise to leave nothing behind. Dookie was the venue for the final challenge.
15 and Under
Rennie 21 defeated by Shepparton East 23 The girls started well, being up one goal at quarter time, but the Eagles came out stronger in the next two quarters and the Hoppers were down by six goals at three quarter time. A change of positions changed momentum in the last quarter and all the girls dug really deep to get within one goal.
Unfortunately, Rennie ran out of time and went down by two goals.
To Emily, Nikita, Charlie, Alainah, Anika, Phoebe, Suzy, Chloe and Hayley; thanks for being a pleasure to coach.
This year the club had a group of girls with a range of netball skills and who had not played together before and for them to get to the preliminary final was an awesome achievement.
Awards: YMGCR - Charlie Hargreaves, Judd’s Mensland - Chloe Forge and Athenaeum- Phoebe Thorpe.
17 and Under
Rennie 42 def Dookie 20 Another slow start saw Rennie have to work hard and settle back to the team everyone knows.
Maddie McInness led the team in the first quarter, which lifted the whole side, with multiple intercepts and strong drives from defence.
Mya Bye played a fabulous game, driving and dominating in WA and, Lexie Nolen took the lead in GS, showing true versatility and rewarding all the girls’ hard work.
Every girl on the court combined well and remained composed to ensure a well-deserved place in the grand final next week.
Awards: YMGCR – Maddie McInness, Judd’s Mensland – Mya Bye and Athanaeum – Lexie Nolen.
Rennie 32 def by Waaia 61 For the girls to make it to the preliminary final was a great achievement for the whole team.
It was a slow start from the Rennie girls with Waaia able to take hold of the first quarter making it difficult for the girls to get the score closer.
The girls never gave up and continued to show great sportsmanship for the whole game.
Petra and Kayla worked hard in defence but the challenge was great against accurate shooters.
Hannah and Rach also in the defence end applied a lot of pressure outside of the ring and worked at clearing the ball into the midcourt.
Nada and Tayla were tireless in the mid- court and were strong and composed in some physical tussles.
Jedda showed great versatility playing in WA and GA, and had her opponents on their toes throughout the whole game.
Ebony and Karen in goals made the most of their opportunities and never gave up, despite the result on the scoreboard.
Awards : Yarrawonga Hotel – Jedda Nolen, Kayla Oughton, Nada Nolen, Ebony Williams, Celine Collins-Bye and Brooke McDougall.
Whether on the court or on the sideline, this was a tremendous team effort.
Junior Vote Count and Presentation – Sunday, September 17 at Rennie Recreation Reserve starting at 11am.
Lunch to follow for all families at 12:30pm. Senior Vote Count to follow at 1:30pm.
Senior Presentation Night – Friday, September 22 at Rennie Recreation Reserve starting at 7pm.
Two course dinner will be served. Please let Tanya Rhodes or Cyndi Gleeson know if you are coming, for catering purposes.
Hannah Douglas takes the ball in B grade.
Hayley Bigger looks for an option.
Tayla Mollison in attack.
Mya Bye in action for Rennie.