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!
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