FINALS SEASON: Elly Brockwell during the Tucabia and City 'C' grade netball match.
FINALS SEASON: Elly Brockwell during the Tucabia and City 'C' grade netball match. Debrah Novak

Netball season comes to a close

THIS YEAR'S season is finally coming to an end, and we're expecting some very close and fast-paced games to finish the season.

Our upcoming Grand Final weekend will showcase a range of competitive and intense netball matches as teams ready themselves for the very last battle that will determine their ultimate rankings for this season.

With five out of seven Grand Finals being games with teams that finished the regular season in the top two positions on the ladder, this is going to be a huge Saturday of netball.

Please note the time changes for the final games are as follows:

12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm.

The Junior presentation will take place after the 12.30pm time slot, while the Senior presentation will commence after the 3pm time slot.

All executive and representative manager positions are open for nomination. These nominations should be submitted before the September 18 monthly meeting.

NETBALL CLINIC

This clinic is a four-week program covering all aspects of netball: defence, shooting, ball skills and footwork. It will be open for all interested players 10-14 years of age and will be held every Thursday from October 12-November 2 at 4.30-6.30pm depending on numbers.

SENIOR TWILIGHT COMPETITION

Names are now being accepted at control for inclusion in this year's night Twilight Competition.

This competition is open to players of all skill levels and experience.

Start date: Wednesday October 11 to November 29

(8 Weeks).

Time: 5.30pm depending on team numbers.

$40 a team each week.

Mixed teams are welcome

(4 female, 3 males).

Each team MUST supply a competent umpire who will be allocated to umpire another game. Grafton Netball will be allocating umpires for this competition.

JUNIOR TWILIGHT COMPETITION

Grafton Netball Association is looking to run a twilight netball competition for players from the ages of 7-12. Games will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 4.30pm at the netball courts in Bacon Street.

Competition will commence on October 11 and will finish November 29.

The cost will be $20 per team per game and teams are to supply their own umpire.

If you would like to play but don't have a full team, players can still nominate and will be placed into teams.

The competition is open to current players and any person who would like to come and try netball.

Please contact Brooke on 0437 426 070 or see us at control on Saturdays if you have any nominations or questions.

Teams must be entered in before Monday, October 2 for both Senior and Junior Competitions.

NORTH COAST ACADEMY OF SPORT TRIALS

Applications are now open for all those who wish to be involved in this year's North Coast Academy of Sport trials.

All those aspiring players will need to adhere to the following steps in order to get involved.

The selection process will follow the following steps:

 

1. 1. Prospective athletes complete and submit a trial application form by Friday September 29, 2017.

 

2. The Netball Elite Coaching Clinic (optional) will take place on the Saturday with Trials running on the Sunday over the following weekends; Saturday 14 - Sunday October 15, 2017 at Port Macquarie and Saturday 21 - Sunday October 22, 2017 at Yamba.

 

3. This year's trials have again been entwined with the Netball Elite Coaching

Clinics. Athletes turning 13-18 in 2018 may apply for the Netball Elite Clinic. Only applicants turning 14-16 in 2018 are welcome to apply for trials.

 

4. Please note the trials are not phases and athletes can apply to trial only once.


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