Forbes netball girls returned exhausted last Monday evening from a hectic three-day visit to Windsor for the Netball NSW State Age Championships. “We’re all very proud of them,” said Robyn Kenny, publicity officer and coach convenor for the Forbes Netball Association, which this year entered four teams in Division Four age competitions — Under 12s, 13s, 14s and 15s. “I reckon it was our best overall performance yet at the championships, with the Under 13s especially rising to the occasion and improving their position from 14th last year to third.”
The Under 14s held onto their third place from last year, and emerged undefeated on the first and third days. The Under 12s finished sixth, and the Under 15s, who had never played together in this sort of competition finished ninth — all very creditable results in round-robin competitions that all had 18 or 19 teams. Now, said Robyn, the Under 13 and 14 girls would just have to wait and see if their results were good enough to be elevated to Division Three next year.