Northern Districts Masters Div 1 Winners!

Congratulations to Northern Districts Masters on their Div 1 grand final win! They continued with their season dominating form to decisively beat Hoggies in a game that at times was quite physical.

DNA 2010 Best & Fairest

Last Saturday was the DNA’s best and fairest awards night held at the Mirambeena Resort. Northern Districts centre court utility Liz McCouaig tallied a respectable third in the standings having completed her inaugural DNA season with the club, whilst Marissa Chaplin was in fifth. In a tight finishing countback, Pint’s premiership player and goal shooter Megan Fitzpatrick took home the honors.

The NT News has published an article in today’s newspaper on Megan’s successful season:

Pints’ premiership shooter Megan Fitzpatrick continues to score goals long after the Darwin Netball Association season has wrapped up. Her latest achievement, taking out the DNA best-and-fairest award last week, comes after representing the Territory Storm in the Australian Netball League and winning the DNA premiership in July. Only the last three rounds of the DNA votes were counted on the night, with Fitzpatrick edging out Hoggies captain Shannon Millar. “I was pretty surprised, I polled in all of the last three rounds and so did Shannon so it was pretty close,” Fitzpatrick said.

More online at

Rd 18 Rd 19 Rd 20 Final
Megan Fitzpatrick 48 3 6 1 58
Shannon Millar 43 3 6 3 55
Liz McCouaig 37 1 1 39
Deni Taulelei 29 29
Marissa Chaplin 22 2 2 5 31
Natasha Munns 23 2 3 28
Rachel Thomson 18 4 5 1 28
Katherine Hollis 19 3 22
Sarah Winch 18 2 1 21
Peta Whelan 18 18

Download the 2010 DNA B&F division results here. (Powerpoint Viewer required.)

2010 ANL – Coach’s Wrap

Coach of the Territory Storm, Di Brown, reviews the Territory Storm’s performance in the 2010 ANL season on the Netball NT web page:

The NT had the most challenging and complex training environment and competition calendar. As a ‘team’ we were spread across the country; had the longest distances and time to travel to our games…
I am proud and thrilled to have been part of The Territory Storm… to have observed individuals evolve on and off the court and as a team, the final game against the AIS at Marrara Indoor Stadium typified our journey together – what The Territory Storm represents is heart, soul, and sheer determination.

Read the full article at Netball NT here.

Reminder – NT Links Netball Championships on this Weekend

NT Links Netball Championship 2010A reminder that the NT Links Netball Championships are on THIS WEEKEND!

Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 & Open Division competitions!

Gates open Friday from 5pm – Opening ceremony commences at 6pm on Friday 17th September.

Admission is FREE!



NT Links Championships Draw to a Close

The 2010 NT Links Netball Championships drew to a close on Sunday evening, culminating with the presentations of the aged division winners and most valuable player awards. Not only was the action hot on court all weekend but Saturday’s games were played in searing heat. Everybody enjoyed a reprieve in the weather on Sunday morning after some overnight rainfall cooled things off.

Following are the results for the Grand Final of each division:
13 & U – Darwin Gold (21) v Palmerston (15)
15 & U – Darwin Gold (23) v Katherine (21)
17 & U – Alice Springs (34) v Darwin Gold (21)
Open – Darwin (42) v Alice Springs (30)

MVP Awards were presented to:
13 & U – Madison Spedding (Darwin Gold)
15 & U – Georgia Walker (Katherine)
17 & U – Teniwa Ford (Alice Springs)
Open – Peta Whelan (Darwin)

The open final was once again between Darwin and Alice Springs, with Darwin determined to gain reprieve from last years defeat at the hands of Alice. In the first quarter Darwin started slowly and trailed Alice Springs into the break by 8 goals. Persistence paid dividends in the second quarter as Darwin pegged back Alice to have everything tied by the major interval. Excellent transfer of the ball into the attacking third as well as relentless defensive pressure across the entire court saw Darwin gain the upper hand in the second half. Darwin’s lead was just short of a baker’s dozen at the final whistle having maintained their intensity winning by 12 goals. Congratulations to Peta Whelan for her best and fairest performance.

Congratulations must also go to umpire Elice Crisp who was awarded her B badge at the championships. Excellent work and very deserved Elice!

Netball NT news link here.

Looking for a Netball Club?

Are you interested in playing netball for a competitive outdoor club in Darwin’s premier netball league? Are you die-hard, or just looking to join a regular outdoor competition for fun and fitness? Northern Districts is interested hearing from you for the upcoming DNA wet season competition. This competition allows you to become involved and familiar with our club and its members. Are you interested?

Contact Kelly our Senior Player Rep requesting more information.
Read more info about the DNA wet season competition here.

NT News: Darwin Clean Up Netball Champs

The NT News published their article on the NT Links championships yesterday.

THE 2010 NT Link Championships wrapped up at Marrara last weekend with Darwin dominating.
Darwin Gold won the under-13 and 15s, defeating Palmerston (21-15) and Katherine (23-21) respectively.
Alice Springs were convincing winners in the under-17s, running out 13-point winners over Darwin Gold.
But Darwin reclaimed the Open trophy over Alice Springs in a high-scoring match, proving too good in the 42-30 win.
Madison Spedding (Darwin) won the MVP award in the under-13 division with Georgia Walker (Katherine) excelling in the under-15s, Teniwa Ford (Alice Springs) winning the under-17 award and Peta Whelan (Darwin) starring in the Open division.


DNA Wet Season Competition Nominations Close Today!

The DNA Wet Season Competition nominations close today. If you’re looking to get involved with a netball club prior to the season proper then now’s your chance to come down and give Northern Districts a go!
During the regular season Northern Districts has sides of all skill levels from the seasoned ‘A’ grade players down to the more casual player who wants a bit of fun and fitness in a team participation sport.
The Wet Season competition provides you the opportunity to come and learn about our members and what our club is all about in a relaxed atmosphere before the regular season gets into full swing. There’s also a mixed competition for the fellas to get involved with as well!


Contact our Senior Player Rep for more information about joining Northern Districts. For further information on rules and registration of wet season teams contact Emma on 0447 887 779.

Netball NT – September Newsletter Available

Netball NT’s September newsletter is now available. Articles include NT Links news, ANL wrap up and player profile, as well as the usual Jourdan’s Jottings. Plus news from Alice Springs and Katherine.
Have a read.

Wet Season Kicks Off This Thursday

For those of us keen enough to risk the elements the Darwin Netball Association Wet Season Competition kicks off this Thursday. Currently the draw features nominations from 8 teams in both A and B grades, 6 teams in C, and 5 in the mixed division. It’s great that there’s been a lot of interest.

Districts are fielding teams in both A grade and the mixed comps and I’m sure we’re going to give the others a run for their money!

The schedule will be posted shortly.