The Port’s two netball associations have welcomed the return of its players from the State Age Championships.
Port Stephens Netball Association president Jodi Cassar said she was proud of how well its four teams represented the area at the three-day championship in Sydney at the weekend.
“There were a few injuries over the weekend but overall the teams did really well,” she said. “We’re really proud of the girls.”
Cassar said the championships is the “next level” for the netball players.
Of the 700 members the Port association, based in Raymond Terrace, has playing in its Saturday competition, the best 10 in the 12, 13, 14 and 15 age groups are selected to represent at the championship.
“The girls have been training for it since January and they’ve participated in representative carnivals since March,” Cassar said.
Under-12s, playing in division four, ended its tournament in 12th place from 18 associations after winning six games and losing 11.
Under-13s in division three ended its campaign sitting in sixth position from 18 associations after winning 12 games and losing 5.
Under-14s finished 12th out of 19 having won seven games and losing 11.
Under-15s placed 11th out of 21 by winning and losing nine game and drawing twice. Both played in division four.
Nelson Bay Netball Association’s two teams, in under-12 and under-14, both playing in division three, performed well in the championships.
Under-12s placed sixth out of 17 after winning nine games, losing four and drawing three.
Under-14s placed 15th out of 19 associations after winning six games, losing 11 and drawing one.