Yarrawonga Chronicle

Finals campaign

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A Grade

In what can only be described as a horrendous year with injuries, A grade have managed to scrap their way through the season and win enough games to make the finals.

The last game of the home and away season along with one other match was the only time they were able to field their full team. Given the ongoing disruption to their season, they have done remarkably well and faced adversity full on.

Now full tilt again at the right time, things are starting to go their way. With them all pulling in the same direction, they can really do some damage and have the determinat­ion and the potential to upset a few on the way, heading deep into finals.

With their full team back, there are now options for rotations that have not been there before, making them much more dangerous.

Chelsea – Athletic, Briar – Fast, Annie - Full of drive, Keely – Dynamic, Abby – Consistent, Chloe – Reliable, Jayanna – Commanding, Maddie – Tight, Penny - Rising superstar, Kait – Experience­d.

B Grade

B grade have had their fair share of injuries this year also, however with a large squad, this has not phased them as much.

B grade field a mature team that have many available combinatio­ns that work well together. A disrupted year for them, that they have taken in their stride, dropping only one close game to top spot Katunga. Finishing 2nd on the ladder, they continue to work hard to make sure they are there on that last day, ready to fight for glory.

Kara – Accurate, Lisa – Intimidati­ng, Ash – Unpredicta­ble, Ella - Play maker, Vic – Gutsy, Tahn – Stalwart, Claire – Intercepte­r, Brodie – Tough, Molly – Diverse, Alice - Reliable, rebound extraordin­aire, Bern – Reliable, Kait - Game Changer, Jen – Experience­d.

C Grade

Tungamah C Grade had a flying start to the season with 7 wins on the trot. After meeting some really competitiv­e team’s mid-way through the season have finished 4th on the ladder at the end of the home and away season.

The defensive pressure has been a standout with the lowest amount of goals being scored from opposition teams for the year lead by Kait, Kirby and Grace.

The midcourt has been impressive also with some great movement from Mellissa, Lani, Ally and Lisa. The attacking end is improving every week with a standout performanc­e in the last home and away game with the biggest winning margin for the year lead by Steph, Carly and Mariah.

Coaches Leanne Laffan and Kait Megarrity are very happy with how the team has performed this year and certainly are the ones to watch heading into finals.

C Reserve

C Reserve finished the home and away season in third place winning seven, losing two, a draw called against Jerilderie and four games that were forfeited.

Coaches Sally Eales and Bridget Saunders are very pleased with the team’s performanc­e during the season and hard work has paid off with earning the double chance in finals.

The team consists of Brooke Keenan (captain), Amber Peachey (Vice Captain), Amy Griffith, Emma Walker, Georgia Howell, Hannah Moore, Katie Jarratt, Leanne Laffan, Sharon Allport and Sheryl McBurnie.

Achieving consistenc­y has been difficult during this Covid affected season but C Res have worked very hard on their skills and the players have shown their versatilit­y in playing different positions.

The team’s improvemen­t during the season is measurable and the team are looking forward to a competitiv­e final’s series.

Under 15s

Aleila (GK,WD) - each week she shows how determined she is. A really passionate player on the court, who is proud to represent the Bears and give it her all.

Addi (GD,GA)- versatile player who gives her all each week. Exceptiona­l player to watch and produces some great passages of play.

Charli (WD)- little pocket rocket. The determinat­ion of this girl is unbelievab­le. Gives 100% from start to finish.

Bridie (GD,GK)- exciting player to watch all year. She produces many turnovers and definitely scares her opponents with her aggression towards the ball.

Shylee (WA,GA/S)- coming up from under 13s Shy definitely shows she’s got talent, an awesome little player to watch, utilising the ball every chance she gets.

Mykie (C)- two words; speed demon. Always an option on the court and really goes in for the ball, this girl has got some courage and won’t back down.

Soph (WA,WD)- Soph is a quiet achiever. She’s got the ability to always be there as an option and surprises her opponent by getting those unexpected turnovers.

Vic (GS,WA)- the sharp shooter! When she is on fire, she sure doesn’t miss. Awesome player who moves well in the ring, producing some great quality netball.

Marney (GK)- each week this girl gives it her all, getting every rebound, every chance she gets. Marney is a very exciting player to watch. Special mention to Madds who went down with a serious injury this year, a great defender to watch out for in the next few years. Going into finals the girls know it will be hard.

They’ve come a long way and Tunga are excited as a club to see what they can produce. Goodluck girls, you’ve got one chance, make the most of it, everyone is behind you all!

Under 13s

What a season the under 13s have had. It has been a huge learning curve for these girls and it is often underestim­ated the result COVID has on this age group.

One whole year out of sport is massive for them. Despite winning the toss in the first game and electing the end, these girls have come a long way.

The goal at the start of the year was not to win games, but to improve on their individual and team abilities. And have they delivered! It was a slow start to the season, but they have come along in leaps and bounds, finding their positions.

They have managed to scrape into the finals and are starting to get it just at the right time. Their coach is super proud of each and every one of them who have managed to work towards achieving their individual goals for the season.

The team have had fun along the way and

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