13 Reds, had a great strong start to the day coming away with a very good win against the Redbacks. Skills and teamwork shone through each and every play, along with the camaraderie within the players.
15 Reds, again, showed their strong team work on court and these girls are certainly proving to be a force at the beginning of the 2017 season. This win leaves them on top of the ladder coming off the BYE. It is great to see our junior ranks finally proving to other clubs, as well as themselves, just the kind of netball they can play and position they can be with hard work and determination, definitely a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.
Both our 17's had strong competition on court against HP. Our 17 Whites coach Sarah Nash, is proving her step up from 13's coaching the past few season's has given her the strength to progress and is revelling with this team as the wins are starting to show on the board.
Unfortunately the 17 Red's lost their game by a goal this round. As disappointing as this was, the girls have certainly showed the skillset each and every one of them possess, and the individual qualities they bring to this team. Some amazing intercepts by mid-court and defensive player's Lauren Castricum and Zarli Corless in the last quarter, kept the turnovers happening to get the #wickerchicks within that one point.
D Grade went into their clash this week with a few new faces as well as a new mindset on how they wanted to play and the skill sets they wanted to work on. Although the wins might not be on the board, we realise that wins don’t always come from a scoreline. Lead by their coach Mikaela Greer, this team is taking every opportunity and every step to ensure they’re improving each week, and we as a club couldn’t be any more proud of that.
The clash in C grade was a much better display this week of the performance this team is capable of. Some different combinations and hard work at training, proved to be instrumental on court, as the girls pulled together in a very tight contest. Oakleigh Mullen and Carley Notley worked tirelessly in defence, and provided numerous turnover opportunities for their team.The girls will have to rally again with some new players this week as they lose their defender Oakleigh to new oppurtunties she is pursuing. We wish Oakleigh all the best with her move interstate, and hope she knows that she will always have a place within our BNC family.
B Grade got off to a firing start against their formidable opponents in Round 3, and managed to secure a very strong lead going into quarter time, and extending that to 7 goal lead at 1/2 time. The girls were playing a very high grade of netball and seemed to have all the answers for what the Redbacks were throwing at them. A lapse in concentration and the girls somewhat running out of legs towards the end of the 3rd term, saw HP get off to a great run and turned the game completely around, the girls going down by 10 at the final whistle. B Grade will be very keen to bounce back and put out a solid 4 quarter performance against Narre this week.
A Grade continue to persevere and get stronger as the Rounds roll on. Being highly underestimated by other clubs and critics, this young group of girls are pulling together and finding their feet in this competition. Although Round 3’s scoreline wasn’t the outcome we would hope for, coach Janine Kilmartin could not be prouder of her players and can see the potential of just whats to come.