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.)

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.

Netball NT 2010 AGM

Netball NT Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday 6th November, 2010
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Crowne Plaza Darwin – Mitchell Street, Darwin

Order of Business: Reports, Election of Office Bearers, Amendment to Netball NT’s Constitution – Section 14(2), Section 15 (2) & (4), Section 21(b) & (c).

Full agenda available here.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact Netball NT on (08) 8945 1733.

Phase 2 17/U and 19/U 2011 Nationals Selection Trials

Netball NT has posted info for phase 2 of the 17U & 19U selection trials for the 2011 nationals. If you’re looking at being involved as a player DON’T DELAY. For more info click here or contact the Netball NT office on (08) 8945 1733 or via email.

Be a Netball Mentor!

Online Netball Mentor CourseNetball Australia in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission is pleased to launch an online mentoring course for coaches, umpires and officials.

Mentoring is a highly effective way for coaches, umpires and officials to learn the ‘art’ of their role, and apply theory that they may have learnt in a classroom or through independent study.  Mentoring relationships can be formally structured, with mentors assigned to officials, or they can grow out of a chance encounter with a like-minded person and remain very informal.

The course has seven modules covering the following topics:

  • How mentoring works
  • Know yourself as a mentor
  • Initial meeting
  • Know your mentee
  • Giving Feedback
  • Improving Performance
  • Conflict/Challenging Situations

Mentoring is not new, but it is effective. Skilling mentors in their role can only enhance the mentee’s experience. Being able to provide quality feedback in a manner that empowers the mentee and allows them to develop in their own time and style is a skill that mentors need to have.

Click here to enroll now.

Savings and Loans – 2010 Corporate Netball Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Savings & Loans for winning the Life Be in It! 2010 Australian Central Netball Challenge. Savings & Loans were winners over GHD after 6 weeks of competition. To see the full Corporate Cup ladder click here.

Netball Australia Survey – Win a $100 voucher!

Netball Australia are running a survey to gather some feedback on how you get your netball news fix.

Do the Netball Australia survey and win $100. Just by completing the short survey you could win $100 voucher of your choice. The survey only takes five minutes and will help Netball Australia understand your communication needs better. We want to know how you like to access your information so we can service you better. So whether you’re a social media guru or love the notice board in your local netball club, tell us how you get your netball fix.

Click here to complete the survey.

Announcing the new Sitzler Netball Centre

Sitzler Netball CentreIn a major coup for NT netball, Sitzler have been signed as a major sponsor and will have naming rights for the netball centre at Marrara.

Sitzler Pty Ltd, a long standing Territory owned and operated company that has built a reputation on service, professional standards and integrity is a natural fit for netball and they are delighted to be a part of one of the most highly participated sports not only in the Territory, but Australia-wide.

Sue Shearer, General manager Netball NT stated, “the attributes that have given Sitzler Pty Ltd their reputation in the business community are a perfect match for netball, which prides itself on the same professional standards and integrity, on and off the court.”

For further info read the full article at Netball NT.