Hope everyone had a great break over the Christmas New Year period and school holidays.
It’s time to get your joggers out and get ready for another jam packed year of fun, exercise and lots of netball for all ages.
First of all. Congratulations to Gundamain Mixed and Ladies teams who took out the Finals of the Spring competitions.
The Ladies competition was played between Gundamain and Chunky Pies.
Unfortunately, Chunkies were a bit short of players, with harvest and work commitments taking out a number of their team.
Although Chunkies were under strength, all players kept the pressure on the Gundamain ladies.
Gundamain took the lead in the first quarter, and never looked back, with a full team effort, and Madeline Swan awarded Best & Fairest player for her team.
Best and Fairest for Chunky Pies was awarded to Steph Johnston.
Final score 47-13 to Gundamain.
The Mixed Final was also a dominate result for the Gundamain team, who played Swoop There It Is.
This was Swoop’s first appearance in a Final, and all players worked extremely hard against the experience of the Gundamain team.
Both teams were positioned to play in the Final in 2022, but floods got in the way, and games had to be abandoned.
So a fitting result that both these teams were again in the 2023 Spring Final, with all players obviously enjoying their Final game.
Best and Fairest for Gundamain was awarded to Shannon Nash, Charlie Goodsell and Alice Lind.
Best and Fairest for Swoop was awarded to Toby Hurford, Brodie Acret and Janssen Mores.
Final score 36-15 to Gundamain.
The Spring Competition also had the season Best and Fairest Awards.
These awards are judged by the umpires each week, and added for the full competition.
Congratulations to Nikky Anderson (Chunky Pies) and Jessie Tyack (Shooting Stars), who were awarded the Ladies Best and Fairest awards.
Congratulations to Kaze Read (Bridies) who was awarded the Mixed Best and Fairest award.
Registrations are now open on PlayHQ for everyone ready for the Autumn Mixed and Ladies competitions.
This year, all non-players are not charged to register on PlayHQ.
Netball NSW Regional League is going to be played over a full weekend on March 23/24 in Orange.
There is still room for more players to join the open team.
Dates to remember-coming up.
– The Primary Schools Gala Day will be held on Wednesday February 28.
This day is a fun day for all the primary schools in Forbes and district to play together, allowing for all the new players to try netball for the first time.
Volunteers will be needed on the day from anyone who would like to help with umpiring/coaching duties.
Please email email@example.com if you are available for the morning, or just even one hour of volunteering would be very much appreciated, to help make the morning a success.
– Netball NSW Schools Cup will be held on Monday March 4, for all primary and secondary school teams.
This competition is being held in Forbes for 2024, and all schools are encouraged to enter the fun day.
There are boys and girls divisions, in competitive and non-competitive divisions.
Help will be needed from anyone who would like to umpire, as each team must have an umpire.
If you can help, please contact your school or association on 0407235326 to register your interest.
Schools have contact details from Brooke Berg NNSW West/Central West Regional Manager.