Macleay Netball Association celebrates two state champions

The Macleay Netball Association celebrated its most successful year in the club’s history at the NSW State Age Championships in Sydney on the weekend.

They were represented in four age groups from Under-12s to Under-15s in division four of the championships.

The Under-12s and Under-14s went through the three-day competition undefeated and were crowned NSW State Champions.

“This is an absolute amazing achievement for the teams in a state competition. To come out winners of their division is a feat on its own but to be undefeated over the entire carnival against teams from all over the state is an even bigger feat,” Macleay Netball Association publicity officer Sonya Murphy said.

“Both teams played some outstanding netball and really stepped it up down there being more than deserving of their titles.

The Under-12s were competing at their first state competition and the aim was to learn and grow as a team as the tough competition. However, they went above and beyond expectations to claim the title.

“The Macleay 12’s are a team of very talented girls and to achieve what they have in their first year as a team is just outstanding,” Murphy said.

“The Under-14s were a force to be reckoned with over the three days and always looked like taking it out from the first whistle blown.”

The Macleay 14s are a talented team and have been strong since they began on the representative scene.

“To take out the title was very deserving also for this team who have worked hard over the years and in the lead up to this year showing they have very bright futures ahead as a team and as players,” Murphy said.

“Full credit and congratulations goes to all of the 12 and 14 years players, coaches, managers on such a fantastic achievement and result.”

The Under-13s and 15s sides also did an outstanding job to finish in the top 10 of their respective divisions.

The two sides played awesome netball over the three days and never gave up and achieved their best results so far as representative sides at the championships.

The Under-13s finished in fifth position while the 15s earned sixth spot.

“Well done girls, you did the association proud and represented the Macleay amazingly,” Murphy said.

“Overall the Macleay Association had a great year at the championships this year and will only keep striving for greatness.

“All teams were a pleasure to take away and really represented the Macleay well. Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, managers, primary carers, officials and supporters.

“Also a big thank you goes out to our umpires who came away with the teams and also represented the Macleay, Audra Scobie, Emily Terresson and Dana Dyet.”

The representative teams will continue to play in the Saturday competition which is currently on a break for the school holidays.

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