DNA Season Break

Hi everyone,

As most of you are aware (sorry Erica) all grades have a break now due to the school holidays. A grade and Div 3 play their next game on the 12th July and all other grades return on the 19th July.

There will be training for the A grade Thursday week ( 5th July) and then the following Monday. Other grades will recommence training on the 16th.

I hope you all enjoy your break and will see you at the courts in a couple of weeks.

Cheers,

Claire

NT News: Districts Storm Home

Katrina Slidders looks to pass

Story by Jess Webster

Northern Districts stormed into second place on the Darwin Netball Association ladder with an inspiring 15-goal win over defending premier Pints at Marrara on Thursday night. Districts extended its lead at every change and outscored Pints by 9 goals in the last to win 47-32.

After starting strongly, Districts let Pints pick up easy goals the end of the first and second quarters and led by just three at half-time.

Their persistence in the second half paid off and some excellent defence, with quick ball movement and innovative feeding in the circle, enabled Districts to finish off with a strong last quarter.

Goal-attack Katrina Sliders and defender Marissa Chaplin were superb while shooter Peta Whelan was Pints’ best performer.

[Read More in today’s NT News →]

Emma Sheridan (WD) faces off with Jacinta Kay (WA) in the Districts v Pints battle.

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 ntnews.com.au.

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.)

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.

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!

COME AND SUPPORT TERRITORY NETBALL!

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Darwin Netball Association Calling for Nominations

Darwin Netball Association are calling for nominations for their Management Team for 2011.

If you are interested in nominating please return a completed form to Darwin Netball Association by close of business Feburary 14 2011.

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.

Northern Districts Mixed Wet Season Winners

Congratulations to Northern Districts Mixed who won the Darwin Netball Association Wet Season Mixed division grand final last night. Districts won a physical contest convincingly with a 15 goal margin by the final whistle.

The Districts Mixed Wet Season team included:
Matthew White
Ali Hill
Ben Manfield
Jourdan Pym
Liz McCouaig
Sarah Passalick
Leah Bushell
Tom Peters
Marissa Chaplin

Well done Northern Districts Mixed!!