Benalla netball open and under-17 teams dominated the Goulburn/North East Regional State League Competition finals last week.March 27, 2014 4:17am
Benalla netball teams dominated the Goulburn/North East Regional State League Competition finals last week, with the open team premiers and the 17-and-under team runners-up.
Robyn Smith’s open team of Kellie Keen, Jo Toms, Meaghan Tanner, Martine Rodger, Meg Morrison, Bridget Hill, Amelia McKay, Emily Martyn, Kylie Relf and Kate Symes remained undefeated all season.
‘‘In previous years, the open team has been quite young and inexperienced team and haven’t been able to reach a grand final,’’ Benalla Netball Association president Kellie Keen said.
‘‘This year, however, Benalla Netball Association were able to attract some experienced players as well as some youth and this worked out well.’’
Made up of players from Benalla Saints, Goorambat and district, Benalla All Blacks and Bonnie Doon, the open team dominated the competition before defeating Wangaratta Magpies 40-23 in the grand final.
Benalla dominated from the start with an outstanding defensive drive keeping the Magpies scoreless in the first eight minutes, while at the other end of the court goalers Keen and Rodger scored seven goals between them.
Playing some of the best netball of her career, vice-captain Toms dominated the defensive end with support from Hill, Tanner and Symes.
Toms earned the awards for the player of the grand final, and the most valuable player for the competition.
Olivia Osborne, Rebecca Robinson, Mikaylah Lessing, Georgia Hooper, Zoie Chessor, Alexandra Davies, Georgia Spencer, Georgia Thomson, Emily Thomas, Grace Amarant, Kelsey Pallpratt and Chloe Hill took to the court without teammates Sarah Osborne and Chelsea Mailer, who were missing through injury.
‘‘The championships was a wonderful development opportunity for the players as they came up against some of the best players in the region,’’ Keen said.
‘‘With the region’s football/netball competitions to commence over the next few weeks, the state league competition has given players and coaches a good opportunity to get some match practise in before the start of competitions.’’
For full story see this week’s Ensign.
Police are diverting traffic following a two-car crash at the intersection of Fryers and Welsford St, Shepparton.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
Jody Vincitorio and the boys at JVs Paint and Panel were at it again at this year’s Shepparton Springnats Autofest, taking out a number of awards.
An influx of revellers, including members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, were the target of more than 20 extra police who flooded Echuca’s streets at the weekend.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
Noel Roberts bought the Telegraph for the first time recently - and it helped solve a 72-year family mystery.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Singing voices were put to the test across the district on the weekend with Carols by Candlelight events in Heathcote and Axedale.
Tragic circumstances for a local family leads to support through community Christmas hamper.
A woman posing as a nurse in a nursing home has been arrestred by Deniliquin Police.
Bungeet farmer, Doug James, lost about 1000 head of sheep in a fire that rapidly burnt through his farm on Tuesday afternoon.
21-yr-old Warrenbayne cricket captain Travis King and his 15-yr-old brother Wade have been selected to play for Victoria in the Imparja Cup.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.