Teams take on metro players
The South West Netball Region showed up in force to the Academy and Cadet Cups held in Perth at the weekend, battling through tough competition and facing off against seasoned Perth teams.
Players from Manjimup, Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River banded together to take on many formidable metropolitan teams.
The academy division 1 team finished fourth, defeating both Perth Lions and South East Demons.
“DADRA division 1 was made up of a team of fighters,” coach Gayle Narkle said.
“The girls stuck to our game plan over the whole weekend.”
The team’s four shooters did not let up against the competition, with an overall shooting percentage in the high 90s.
The game against the Perth Lions was won by a single point, as the South West girls outplayed their metro counterparts.
“Each player that took to the court gave 100 per cent,” Narkle said.
“They came from behind to win a few games, especially the game against Perth Lions.”
division 2 DADRA team found the competition a little tougher, finishing eighth, but not before showing their mettle during the last game on Saturday when they lost by just one goal to Darling Range.
The under-16s, 14s, 13s and 12s Cadet Cup teams also competed in the Cadet Cup competition held on the outdoor courts.
“Our under-16s Cadet Cup team pushed through some tough games to finish third,” South West Netball region deThe velopment officer Dale Neilsen said.
“The South West 12s, 13s and 14s teams also fought hard against the stronger metro regions, however showed improvement over the two days.”
Manjimup’s Abbey Hall, 14, joined by teammates Tauri Freeman, 13, Teneile Smith, 16, Imogen Milner 16, Chloe Wallace, 15, and Cobie Field, 15, to play in the division 1 Academy Cup.