The Forbes Netball Association was represented by the 17U team at the Netball NSW Hart Senior State Titles over the June long weekend at Camden netball courts. The team included Lily Boyd, Piper Hanrahan, Kaylar Emery, Laura Scott, Hannah Stanmore, Eb Colvin, Jane Davis, Hannah Williams, Sienna Marchant, Kiesha Rusten.
Seven games were played on day one of the Championships, where the team recorded a great win over West Wyalong and another over Blayney. With the other games against Singleton, Tumut, Wollondilly, Ballina and Brunswick Byron extremely close in their court play. Players player was shared between three girls, Eb Colvin, Jane Davis and Lily Boyd.
Day two was an up and down day for the team, interrupted by small injuries to a number of players, affecting the positioning of the players. Games were played against Casino, Armidale, Great Lakes, Hastings Valley, Inverell and Lithgow, and although no wins were recorded, all the girls played to their best ability, and supported each other in all their play, and never gave up trying. Players player for Day 2 was Hannah Stanmore.
Day three had another 6 games drawn to play, with a great win over Parramatta Auburn, and very close games against Manning Valley, Mt Druitt, Nelson Bay, Quirindi and Scone. Players player for day 3 was Lily Boyd.
The results of the games does not show the closeness of the play in the games, where the Forbes team played a high standard of netball throughout the full three days of the Championships, and never gave up trying. All of the girls should be congratulated for their outstanding sportsmanship, team work and support of each other.
By Robyn Kenny (Proud coach)