DATES TO REMEMBER 2015
5th - Final
20th - Regional meeting
12th - Grand final
14th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting (moved forward from 21st due to school holidays)
19th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting/AGM
Congratulations to all teams who made it straight through to our Grand finals on Saturday, and good luck to teams about to battle it out for another chance at taking the title in their respective grades. We would like to remind all players, coaches and spectators that the umpire’s decisions are to be respected. As an association we endeavour to foster a welcoming, tolerant environment where sportsmanship is encouraged, so please be mindful of how your actions affect others. Our sport should be enjoyable for everyone on and off the court.
This Saturday will be the last opportunity to nominate someone for both “Club Person of the Year” and “Coach of the Year”. Don’t forget that all executive and representative manager positions are open for nomination in order to select our 2016 GNA committee. These nominations will close before the September 14th meeting, so be sure to visit us at the control building prior to this date.
A reminder to all club delegates that your names for the annual team awards should be delivered to the control building by Saturday, at which time a meeting will be held with executive and delegate members to discuss these matters further.
We are calling for team nominations for this year’s Twilight Competition. We are looking to commence this competition on Wednesday, October 7, after the September school holidays at 5.30pm (TBC). We are also looking to run a mixed comp depending on numbers. Please contact Brooke on 0437 426 070 or see us at control over the next two Saturdays if you have any nominations or questions.
Please note the time changes for the final games are as follows:
12.30PM, 1.45PM & 3PM.
A Grade: The GHS Pink Ladies take on City Waratahs. On paper these teams are closely matched but with Waratahs player Heidi Dalton over in New Zealand with the Australian Indigenous Team commitments, this leaves Waratahs a shooter down. They will have to reshuffle the line up to accommodate for her absence. This could leave the door ajar for Pink Ladies to take advantage and capitalize. No matter how this shapes up, it will be a very close game and one to watch.
B1: Redmen Aussie Hotel take on GHS Gerry Hatricks, having met three times throughout the season with three wins taken by Aussie Hotel, the odds look to be tipping in favour of the Redmen team. If Gerry Hatricks can field a strong defensive team to shut down the Aussie Hotel shooters, this will be one action-packed hour of netball.
B2: It’s a showdown between two GHS teams, Sharks and Honey Badgers. Each time these teams have met in the round games the scores have been close, with only a few goals difference. Both teams will really want the win, so it will be the team who maintains their composure under the finals pressure that will come out on top.
C1: Northside Storm will try to overcome City Dolphins in the finals. After being moved up a grade, Storm have shown they are a force to be reckoned with, but with pride on the line City Dolphins are not going to go down quietly.
C2: GHS Mixtures narrowly missed out going straight through to the Grand final after going down in extra time last week, so they will be wanting to prove their worth. Standing in their way are the GHS Jets who will need to step up their game in order to earn a spot in the Grand final.
D1: City Spirit will have a huge job ahead of them to come out on top of their match against SSB Energizers. City overcame Rhino Warriors last week in the semi, so they will be fighting to continue their winning streak while Energizers will be determined to earn the coveted spot in the Grand final.
D2: Northside Vipers and Northside Angels are two newly formed teams this year, making it fantastic that they have both made finals for the first time. The teams ended the season on equal points so this match could go either way depending on just how determined both teams are when they step out onto the court.
11/12yrs: Northside Koolkids vs Rhino Rascals. These two teams have had to work hard to get to the finals, and in doing so have played some great netball throughout the year. Hoping to keep on the right track they are sure to put up a great fight in order to earn that last spot in the Grand final.
10/11yrs: Rhino Sprites and Northside Sparkles are two teams aiming high to walk away victorious this Saturday. No matter the outcome though, fun will be the order of the day for these young teams.
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CLUB CONTACT DETAILS
Rhinos: Sandra Hastings - firstname.lastname@example.org
City Club: Cate - email@example.com
SSB or CVAS: Mandy Searle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grafton High: Wendy Green - email@example.com or ph 0417334987
Northside: Annette Lloyd - firstname.lastname@example.org or mob 0429948622
Tucabia: Ashley King - email@example.com
Grafton Redmen: Michelle Call - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0438424398, and Sarah Templeton - email@example.com or 0411631216