The Forbes under 17’s representative team came home after a huge long weekend in Gosford where they competed in the NSW Netball 2018 State Championship 17/U Division 3.
The Gosford Netball Association marked the 50th hosting of the iconic championships and 96 teams from 71 associations travelled from all over NSW to participate on the Central Coast.
Held over the June long weekend annually, the NSW Netball State Championships is three days of competition bringing together elite netballers from across the state.
This year’s championship didn’t always offer agreeable weather, with one round being postponed on day two due to heavy rain and dangerous playing conditions.
Nevertheless, the Forbes team strived forward and achieved incredible results. The girls played 20 games over three days and placed 8th out of 21 on the ladder, a result which they are very pleased with.
All games were played skilfully and fought to the end, with losses being close and within only a few points of the other top teams. In total, 11 games were won and one drew.
The team’s representation both on and off the court was impeccable, with positive comments from umpires on the girls’ sportsmanship and attitude.
There was great support with many travelling to cheer the girls on from the sidelines.