Griffith representative netball teams on song

20-01-2019 by admin

TOO GOOD: The Griffith under 17s representative netball side were too hot to handle at the Albury Representative Carnival. Picture: Supplied

The Griffith under 17s representative netball side had another successful dayin Albury on Sunday.

In the regular rounds of the Albury Representative Carnival, the side finished on top of the ladder with 26 points after an undefeated run.

The netballers defeated Doncaster, Wodonga, Hume Gold, Leeton, Mansfield and Yarrawonga and drew with Albury Blue.

In the finals, they met Yarrawonga first up.

Griffith stepped onto the court and showcased an impressive four quarters of netball.

Great ball skills were backed up byclear clean drives, tight defence across the whole court and brilliant shooting.

The dominant performance saw the girlsbeat Yarrawonga15-2.

This saw the side through to the grand final againstAlbury Blue, whoproved to be more than worthy opponents.

Once again, the sides couldn’t be split for the majority of the match.

With seconds to go, the scores were level beforeDeonye Fyffe stepped up to the plate.

Fyffe sunk the shot on the buzzer to give Griffith a one-goal win.

The coaches were incredibly satisfied with the team’s improvement and their resolve under pressure.

The younger players, Jessie Brown, Hannah Tong, Eloise Star and Sasha Blumerhave all developed a hunger for the ball thanks to the older girls who have helped at every turn.

The mix of players seems to be just right and the 17s are combining beautifully and have the potential to go to the next level.

WINNERS: Coach Carlene Stevenson (back, left), Emma Woolnough, Noel Barone-Schoots, Lily-Belle Misoloi, Jaimee Lewis, Macy Spencer, assistant coach Adele Stinson, Abbey Young (front, left), Amber Lightfoot, Grace Leeds and Lucy Preston. Picture: Supplied

The under 15s were also in Albury.

The girls started off with great intensity and continued playing like this for all theround robin games.

The side notched up seven wins from seven games to move through to the finals.

They disposed of Doncaster before meeting Albury in the final.

Another dominant display followed as Griffith won 18-5.

Three new girls joined the team this year and have effortlessly made the transition into the side.

The centre court players worked extremely hard to bring the ball down the court to the shooters on the back of some stellar defensive efforts.

Both coachesare proud of how the girls played at the carnival.

In other news, Renae Larkin was appointed captain of the Riverina Football Netball League representativenetball side.

Pictured (not in order):Deonye Fyffe, Jessie Brown, Hannah Tong, Eloise Star, Sasha Blumer, Emilie Quinn, Bayleigh Hogan, Abbey Josling, Renae Larkin.

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