Muswellbrook Netball Association's youngest State Age rep team finishes third

GREAT RESULT: Muswellbrook Netball Association's under-12 squad - Gabby Fuller, Grace Kelly, Hayley Passmore, Claudia Murray, Ashleigh Loft, Audrey Sinclair, Alivia Cullen, Imogen Meissner and Millie Chapman.
GREAT RESULT: Muswellbrook Netball Association's under-12 squad - Gabby Fuller, Grace Kelly, Hayley Passmore, Claudia Murray, Ashleigh Loft, Audrey Sinclair, Alivia Cullen, Imogen Meissner and Millie Chapman.

THE under-12 representative side is the toast of the Muswellbrook Netball Association after finishing third at the 2018 Netball NSW State Age Championships.

Gabby Fuller, Grace Kelly, Hayley Passmore, Claudia Murray, Ashleigh Loft, Audrey Sinclair, Alivia Cullen, Imogen Meissner and Millie Chapman excelled in division three, falling just behind Nambucca Valley and Manning Valley at the three-day tournament.

Muswellbrook collected 14 victories and two losses from its 16 matches.

The team ended its campaign on Monday with wins over Griffith (19-10), Westlakes District (15-6), Forbes (17-9) and Tamworth (21-4), while Manning Valley upset the locals 18-10.

The under-14s and under-15s also claimed top 10 berths in division three and two respectively.

Priya Gill, Sarah Gray, Sarah Walker, Isla Hamson, Memphis Dever, Imogen Owen, Abby Howard, Charlotte Kelly and Illuka Norman locked down eighth position.

The under-14s registered 10 triumphs and eight defeats, concluding the event by beating City of Sydney (16-13) and Cessnock (12-7).

However, Casino (25-20), Great lakes (21-7), Barellan & District (23-22) and Tumut (22-15) overpowered them on Monday.

The under-15s secured ninth spot on the back of eight victories and 10 losses.

Bridie Clinch, Shae Reynolds, Heidi Richards, Clare Howard, Chelsea Bowditch, Aneira Bray, Meg Southcombe and Amber Morgan defeated Charlestown (21-10), Dubbo (20-11) and Cowra & District (24-12) on the final day.

Bathurst (19-18) and Orange (17-12) hampered their momentum.

The under-13 division three squad, which consisted of Zanaya Cullen, Sherri Brown, Josie Matthews, Hannah Kermond, Niamh Bray, Amara McTaggart, Sienna Comerford and Lluka Moffitt, narrowly missed out on a top 10 result.

Muswellbrook snared 11th, with two draws costing the girls a better ranking.

On Monday, the youngsters felt the wrath of Tumut (22-16), Ballina (17-7), Leeton (19-12) and Southern Highlands (17-14).

But, they finished on a high, accounting for Wollondilly 12-8. 

Muswellbrook netballers from the NetSetGo program, with Jade as their coach, played against Tamworth in a thrilling match.

Muswellbrook netballers from the NetSetGo program, with Jade as their coach, played against Tamworth in a thrilling match.