The netball winter competition is starting on Tuesday, 5th March. Get a team together or just register online through MyNetball and you will be allocated into a team. The competition will run for 14 weeks with finals to follow. The cost for adults has been discounted to $155. Parkes and District Netball Association is registered with Active Kids which means juniors can play for free, otherwise the cost is $100. All registrations will be done online through MyNetball and payments via direct deposit to Parkes Netball. Registration closes on Friday, 22nd February. Sign up at www.mynetball.com.auto.
After a longer season than normal, the Parkes Junior Netball competition wrapped up Division 1 and Division 2 last Saturday. Division 1 was contested by Eagles and McGrath’s United, umpired by Lisa Nutley and Mel Evans. The two teams had very close games throughout the season, and the grand final was no exception. Eagles managed to take the win 19-12. Jorja Davis was awarded player of the grand final for her outstanding team play and positioning on the court. Eagles coach Calli Miller said:
“The girls just didn’t give up today, and they haven’t all season. I could not be happier with the end result.”
Division 2 saw two outstanding teams, Wildcats and Eagles, with the game umpired by Julia Dunn and Ally Bush. Wildcats came out victors, 22-10, with the player of the grand final awarded to Lucy Hall (Wildcats).
From the sideline, it was noted that all the girls played extremely hard, and they should all be proud of their efforts.
Congratulations to Lisa Nutley and Mel Evans getting their National C Badge on Saturday.
This weekend marks the end of the 2018 Junior Netball year after a fantastic round of preliminary finals last weekend. In Division 1, the 2nd vs 3rd preliminary final was extremely tightly contested, with United coming away eventual winners 17 to 16. United will play Eagles in the grand final with their victory of 28-15 over Wildcats.
Division 2 have had some stand out performances throughout the year with Wildcats taking the win over Galaxy 25 – 0. Wildcats will not have any easy game in the grand final as Eagles defeated United in the second preliminary final 13 – 6. United played extremely well all season, and Eagles have been outstanding too which should make the Division 2 grand final a very close game.
Last weekend was the final weekend for the non-competitive SetGo Division. A big thanks to all of the coaches, parents, carers and players who made this season such a success.
It was a fantastic year for the Net program. With 14 girls registered by the end of the season, it has been the most successful Net program to be held in recent years.
A big thank to Jane Cook for running the program each week, and all the parents who helped. Tomorrow night is the Parkes and District Netball Association’s inaugural presentation night. All players and interested people are welcome to attend. If you don’t have your tickets already, please contact the association as soon as possible.
By Lisa Nutley
The last home game for the Panthers this season ended with a fantastic win over Cowra.
Korine Coleman kicked two behinds early in the game. Felicity Ralph scored her first goal of the season, followed by captain Emma ‘Baz’ Barry scoring two goals for the quarter. Ally Hetherington and Lauren Andrews kicked another four behinds. Cowra stayed scoreless.
A freezing and blowy second quarter saw Cowra score one goal and three behinds. Ally Hetherington scored a behind.
At half-time Parkes were up by 14 points. Emma Barry used her lanky legs to boot a goal. Lauren Andrews weaved her magic to score a goal. Korine Coleman scored two goals. Cowra scored a behind.
Final quarter and the Panthers were up by 39 points. Cowra scored two behinds.
With outstanding efforts Alex Briton and Kimberley Dixon found Emma Barry, Lauren Andrews and Ally Hetherington, as they all scored goals and four behinds were kicked. An excited Coach Ralph said it was a “fantastic win for the last home game”. Parkes 10.11-71 defeated Cowra 1.6-10
By Korine Coleman
The Parkes District Netball Association sent a contingent of 42 representatives to the State Age championships in Sydney recently.
Parkes fielded three teams for the competition in the 13, 14 and 15 year age groups. Each team played a minimum of six half hour games each day.
There were 19 teams in the 13 year division – won by Brunswick Byron.
Day 1 started with losses to Casino and Inverell. The next game against Gunnedah was an 8 all draw and they won their next two games convincingly against Cobar and Armidale. The last game ended with a loss to Macleay 10-8.
Day 2 was a hard day with the final tally at 5 loses, 1 win.
Day 3 was again a tough one against 4 teams who finished in the top 10. The results were 1 win against Narrabri, followed by 3 narrow losses against Woolgoolga, Sapphire Coast and Kurri Kurri going down by one point to each on the buzzer. With nothing left in the tank the girls went down in the last 2 games against Goulburn and Kiama.
The 14 year group had 19 teams with Macleay the overall winners.
Day 1 started with a win against Narrabri, but they they went down in the next 5 games.
Day 2’s first match against Mudgee ended with a loss, a win against Gunnedah, losses to Goulburn and Inverell, and a win against Yass. They lost the final match against Ulladulla.
Day 3 they played 4 top ten rated teams with losses against Leeton, Woolgoolga, Kiama, Lower Clarence and Port Stephens.
They took away a win against Armidale.
The largest field was in the 15 year division with 21 teams with eventual winners Armidale.
Day 1 they faced strong teams and went down to Temora, Grafton, Group 14, Narrandera and Gunnedah, but finished with a win over Ulladulla & Districts.
Day 2 started with a loss against eventual winners Armidale. They posted their second win over Sapphire Coast before going down to Brunswick Byron, Glen Innes, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri.
Day 3 brought 7 matches with the final tally of 4 losses against Macleay, Lower Clarence, West Wyalong and Mount Druitt, 1 narrow loss against Coonabarabran and 2 wins against Narrabri and Port Stephens.
A highlight of the weekend was getting to watch the Round 10 Suncorp Super Netball match between the Giants and Swifts at the ICC on Sunday night after meeting some of the players on Saturday.
Three Parkes teams will be competing at the NSW Netball State Age Championships in Sydney this weekend. Parkes Netball Association would like to wish all the players, coaches, umpires, parents and supporters good luck at the event.
For those staying home the girls’ results can be followed on the MyNetball app. There will be no junior netball until after the school holidays on Saturday 28th July.
Last weekend, Parkes and District Netball Association held a Crazy Hair and Sock Day to raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project. Players, spectators, umpires and coaches all got into the spirit of the day with a total of $150 raised. The Galaxy SetGo Girls team put in a great effort. They are at the back (L-R) Charlotte Orr, Savannah Latu, Pippa Robinson and Stephanie McNaughton. In front are Chelsea Hall and Olivia Milligan.
Parkes Netball was proud to be part of the Shoosh for Kids awareness week last Saturday with the aim to encourage the provision of positive environments for players. The message is ongoing and should always apply: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”.
This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week to say thank you to all the volunteers. This year’s theme is “Give a little. Change a lot”. We are still short of umpires, and Parkes Netball encourages everyone to volunteer. If you are interested, please see one of the committee members.
Round 4 Results
Division 1: Eagles 25 def United 18 (Most Valuable Players: Lillie Fryer and Abigain Simpson). Galaxy 29 def Wildcats 27 (Most Valuable Players: Katie Dunford and Kendra Dunn).
Division 2: Eagles 14 def United 3 (Most Valuable Players: Sophie Laing and Phoebe Usher).
Wildcats 14 def Galaxy 4 (Most Valuable Players: Grace Dunford and Lara Brown).
There are only three weeks left in the Ladies Netball Competition before the finals and it’s starting to get competitive.
Round 9 Results
A Grade: The Star Budgies 32 def Parkes Cellars 21. Inline Panel & Paint 43 Def U15s Parkes Reps 5.
B Grade: Sweaty Betty’s 19 def Platelets 6. PHST 34 def U14s Parkes Reps 20.
Despite cold and windy weather last Saturday there was some hot netball action as teams got into the swing of the season. Last year’s Division 1 runners-up United McGrath’s (name change) showed potential to be booking a finals berth after only two weeks by defeating the newly formed Galaxy team. With several players new to the sport, Galaxy performed well under the guidance of coach Christine Watson.
Wildcats defeated a short-in-numbers Eagles side who had to call on several Division 2 players to fill in for injuries during the game.
The Division 2 competition is also well under way and there were wonderful games on Saturday. A big thank you to Carmel Laing, Mel Evans, Anita Morrison and Cathy Treasure for your patience as coaches. The SetGo Division continues to see many budding athletes with big smiles on their faces learning the game and skills of netball.
The Net athletes looked to have a fantastic morning. Congratulations to Lily Phillips on being awarded for her excellent pivot skills. Thanks you to the parents for helping with time keeping and the canteen.
A reminder that the AGM takes place on Monday, 21st May. If you want to see the sport of netball grow in Parkes, please come along. This week is Shoosh for Kids week, highlighting how spectators of children’s sports can impact their enjoyment. Remember to show respect to all of the children and officials.
Results Round 3
Div 1: Wildcats 39 Eagles 23 (Most Valuable Players: Emilia Takiari, Zoe Anderson. United 21 Galaxy 17 (Most Valuable Players: Paris Curr, Kasey Macdonald).
Div 2: Wildcats 11 United 3 (Most Valuable Players: Tia Dunn, Edie Seaman). Eagles 12 Galaxy 4 (Most Valuable Players: Naomi Dunn, Lara Brown)
By Lisa Nutley
Junior Netball Friday 30th March What a beautiful morning for the start of our Junior netball competition. With some great games played and lots of smiles.
Reminder that there are no games to be played during the holidays, Parkes Netball Association would like to wish all their players and their families a wonderful break and see you all back on Saturday 5th May for Round 2.
We are still shuffling a few teams around, so keep an eye on Facebook during the holidays. Draws will also be published in the next few weeks.
Results Round 1
Division 1: Galaxy 30 defeated Wildcats 24 (MVP: Paris Curr + Ally Bush); Eagles 28 defeated United 10 (MVP: Katie Dunford + Gracie Jones).
Division 2: Eagles 19 defeated United 9 (MVP: Grace Dunford + Ava Curr); Galaxy 11 defeated Wildcats 1 (MVP: Tia Dunn + Lara Brown).
Set Go: Eagles 4 defeated Galaxy 0; United 4 defeated Wildcats 3.
Ladies Netball Tuesday 17th April
Great work to all our teams fulfilling umpiring duties each week. We now break for the school holidays and Parkes Netball would like to wish all our players and their families safe and happy holidays. We will return to
netball on Tuesday 1st May.
Round 6 Results
A Grade: Inline Panel + Paint 32 defeated U15s Parkes Reps 13; Parkes Cellars defeated The Star Budgies Forfeit.
B Grade: U14s Parkes Reps 35 defeated U13s Parkes Reps 16; PHST 20 defeated Plateletes 13.
By Lisa Nutley