Drumheller netball claims sec­ond at Strath­more tour­ney

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With less than a year of ex­pe­ri­ence un­der their belts, the Drumheller netball team par­tic­i­pated in their first ever tour­na­ment over the week­end and claimed 2nd place.

The team trav­elled to Strath­more for the four-team tour­na­ment, which in­cluded the Goslings, The Cygnets, and a Cal­gary team.

The Goslings went un­de­feated and came out with 15 points and first place in the tour­na­ment. Drumheller fin­ished with a 2-1 record for seven points. It notched 39 goals, for a sec­ond place fin­ish. Cal­gary fin­ished with 37 goals and the Cygnets scored 29 goals for fourth place.

April Har­ri­son of the Drumheller team ex­plains there was great ca­ma­raderie among the teams and af­ter the tour­na­ment games were over, they mixed teams and had a game just for fun, all to­gether.

“I am so in­cred­i­bly proud of our team and not just be­cause we came sec­ond, but be­cause even though we were ner­vous at the start we re­ally pulled to­gether as a team and put lots of what we’d prac­ticed into ac­tion,” she said. “We got bet­ter each game we played. We never gave up and our ef­forts re­ally paid off in the last game, which we won. Most im­por- tantly though, we all had fun!”

She says it has been a real priv­i­lege to see how ev­ery­one has im­proved over the months and to have the chance to come to­gether as a ‘proper’ team this week­end.

“We had a great day and met many fan­tas­tic peo­ple who re­ally wel­comed us into the netball ‘fam­ily.’ We can’t wait to play them all again in the autumn and we plan to make the Strath­more tour­na­ment an an­nual event,” she said.

“It’s hard to be­lieve that less than a year ago netball didn’t ex­ist in Drumheller and yet here we are, sec­ond place in our first ever tour­na­ment and we’re al­ready look­ing for­ward to see­ing how the sport con­tin­ues to grow this com­ing autumn.”

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The newly formed Drumheller Netball team played in its first tour­na­ment ever and came in sec­ond place.

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