Echuca and District Netball Association will take on Bendigo in the grand final of the Regional State League.LUKE MCMANUS March 29, 2014 4:04am
EDNA under 17s team (from back left) Eve Gregor, Tilly Keenan, Emmerson Rhode, Stepf Gorrie, Dearnah Kent, Abbey Poulton, Ashley Cartlidge; (front) Tenesha Samson, Jess Fitzsimons and Elly Lowndes.
Echuca and District Netball Association will be strongly represented when the under 17s take on Bendigo Football League in the Regional State League grand final.
Coach Betty McCoomb is confident of her side’s chances at Flora Hill Indoor Sports Centre tomorrow despite the memory of her side’s sizeable loss to Bendigo in round five.
McCoomb said the team’s flexibility would be a key strength against the powerhouse team.
‘‘To have our girls up against a football league team in a grand final is fantastic,’’ she said.
‘‘Only three of our girls are true under 17s, the rest are under 15s and have been playing teams that are all top-age, bigger and more physical.
‘‘They’ve all played very well this season.
‘‘I will have a tough job choosing the starting seven and all the changes throughout the course of the match.
‘‘They’ve all been working hard and working well together.
‘‘The mixture and the girls’ ability to play more than one position provides me with a lot of flexibility in regards to positional changes.
‘‘They all do really well across the entire court which should hold us in good stead.’’
McCoomb said it would take a consolidated effort from each player to turn around their fifth round 20-goal loss but was buoyed by her players’ ability to pop up and perform at crucial stages throughout the season.
‘‘They’ve all stood up in different ways and different times,’’ she said.
‘‘At times it’s been the defence, other time it’s been the attackers that have showed accuracy with goaling and strong hands.
‘‘We had a couple of our defensive players out last time we played them, so we’re a different looking team.
‘‘We just have to play our own game instead of into their hands.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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