On Saturday 28th of October 2017 the skills development squad headed off to Geelong to compete in their annual tournament on Sunday 29th.

 

The two 11&Under teams had a great hit out, with 11&Under Gold winning all seven of their games and 11&Under Maroon winning five of their six games and only going down by one goal to Waverley City in the final game of the day.

Coaches Michelle Barzen and Kirrily Basile were proud of the way the girls performed on the day.  The skills they had learnt over the past 10 weeks of training showed in their games and will no doubt lead to future opportunities to play representative netball.

 

The two 13&Under teams, coached by Meagan Harrison and Jon Griffin, had minimal luck securing many wins for the day, with 13&Under Gold also finding themselves in the open pool coming up against much stronger opposition sides, and only managed to finish the day with two wins. 13&Under Maroon were not far off the mark securing two wins, one draw and in their three losses they were only beaten by one goal in each of those games.

The coaches were pleased by the team effort and sportsmanship shown by all the players in the hot and tiring conditions, with all girls showing immense improvement in all aspects of their skills since their initial squad selection 10 weeks prior.

 

With less than anticipated entries for the 15&Under age group, the tournament coordinators were forced to combine both the 15&Under open section and 15&Under reserve sections into the same pool, which resulted in less than ideal circumstances for our one SNA 15’s reserve team having to come up against some extremely strong metropolitan representative teams which seen the girls only manage to secure 2 wins from their 6 games of the day.

The 15&Under team coach, Sue O’Meara, was extremely pleased with the way all the girls performed during the day and believed they all have the ability to continue playing at a high level of netball in the future.

 

Thank-you again to squad leader, Lyn Flynn for all the time and effort spent arranging trials, uniforms, trainings etc.. 

Unfortunately Lyn could not attend the tournament due to illness so was unable to see the results of all her work.  Thanks also to Sue O’Meara and Michelle Barzen for taking control in Lyn's absence and also to the parents and families for all their support.