EFFORT: Whitsunday Netball’s youngest players in the Moddies Division with carnival mascot Crackles.
EFFORT: Whitsunday Netball’s youngest players in the Moddies Division with carnival mascot Crackles.

Girls’ big effort claims carnival win

Last weekend the Whitsunday Netball Association sent seven teams to compete at the Queensland Country Credit Union Mackay Netball Carnival.

It was another successful carnival for the local girls with all players doing their region proud.

By the end of the weekend Whitsunday walked away with a division win in the under-13s and a runner up in the under-15s.

The U13s GeoMetrix were particularly impressive, going undefeated on their run to champions of the division.

The U15s B Division Wondergirls also put up a tough fight but eventually went down narrowly by four goals to SNG to come runners up.

All teams performed well with the U18s Cruisers playing in the open Women's B Division. The team had never played together before the carnival and did a great job of representing the region. Although they weren't in the running for the title, they managed to finish the day with a win and set a great example for the younger players.

The younger girls also put in a solid effort with the Whitsunday Dynamite U12s playing up in the U13s division and coming third, only missing out on second place by four goals.

Not to be outdone, the Whitsunday Dolphins U11s also came away with three wins, one draw and two losses in an outstanding effort.

Vice president of the Whitsunday Netball Association Shannon Lorraway said every one of the players could hold their head high.

"(It is) another successful carnival done and dusted with an outstanding effort from all our players," she said.

"We are so proud of our teams' spirit and show of sportsmanship for the duration of the carnival. All teams played well. An outstanding effort from all the girls."


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