The Forbes Netball Association (FNA) 12 years representative team competed in the Netball NSW State Age Championships during the school holidays.
The team consisted of Isla Worland, Tanesha Riddle, Andie Hodder, Katie Crouch, Ella White, Ebonnie Hopley, Ava Hui, Kate Stephenson, Bella Walker and Coco Gracie, along with Felicity Worland(Manager), Juliet Hodder (Primary Carer) and a wonderful group of supportive parents.
We started our State Age games with a loss of 10 points to the eventual winners, Nambucca Valley. The girls came off the court knowing that although they had lost the game, they had played well – which set the tone for the whole competition. Day one finished with one win and a draw from five games.
Day two we played six games with having one point difference in every game (four losses and one win, except for the draw) having been down to seven players from the second last game, showing just how competitive we were.
Day three and we started off with a win and a loss, before we found ourselves down to six players due to mounting injuries. The remaining players went into overdrive and managed to come away with two wins from their last three games at State Age, earning the admiration of opposing teams and umpires.
It was an honour to coach such an outstanding group of young ladies.
By Lyn Ford