Save the date!

Northern Districts has a bunch of stuff happening over the coming few months. Please review the dates below and make a note in your diaries!

Tickets for our Major Raffle will also be on sale shortly.

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We’re Incorporated!

Northern Districts Eagles Netball Club is now Incorporated under the Associations Act 2003!

Huge thank you to the clubs Management Committee for their efforts, particularly Mark Ferguson who did alot of the ‘Grunt Work’ on this one!

Being incorporated means we have a legal structure and increased responsibilities. Our constitution will be available on our website in coming days.

Being legally recognised also means we can apply for an increased number of community grants, which provides great benefit to our players and club officials.

Under 13 Blue Match Report

The girls had an excellent first half, nice movement of the ball through the centre by Karla, Kimmie and Krystal,  with  Lalani and Grace presenting well in the goal circle. Amy and Becci in defence worked very hard and managed some great intercepts. Changed things around in the last quarter (I thought it was half time!!), and unfortunately we could not capitalize on our opportunities. They held us scoreless in the final term and we went down by two goals. Thanks to Sophie for filling in and well done to Ingrid who had her very first game of netball. A very good all round performance.

Districts U13 Match Reports

Division 2 Blue

The girls played really well for their first game together and  fought out a tough draw. Not having seen the girls play before I was very pleased with their attitude and intent. Best thing was that they listened to everything I said and tried to implement it on the court. Big tick goes to Kimmie who said she did not play centre, but then played the whole game there. Thanks go to Emily James who filled in on the night. Lots to look forward to.

Claire Elliston.

Division 1

Players and coach still getting used to each other. Differences between our game and the Nettas – we are taller, the goal posts are higher and we should know better???

Positives – play improved as the game went on, all players contributed and there was intent to get it right.

Sue Kendrick.

Sausage Sizzle Success

It was great to see some familiar, and some new faces at the BBQ yesterday. About a dozen people came along and it was nice to touch base again and catch up with all the news and events that occurred over the off-season. Thanks to Sue for supply the drinks and to Darcy for cooking the snags.

Our first training will be this coming Thursday at the Marrara courts starting at 6. See you all there. Remember to keep an eye on our website to keep up with all the latest news.


Club BBQ & 2012 Season Sign On

Hi everyone,

The new season is almost here so to celebrate Districts is holding a BBQ next Friday evening at 6 till 7.00 on the Nightcliff foreshore across from Aralia St to welcome back all our past players and supports and to welcome all our new players to the club. We will provide some snags and bread and a beverage or two.  Please come along and say hi, even if you can only stay for a little while. This is great opportunity to catch up on all the gossip and lament how unfit we all are (except for Liz!!).

Drop us a line if you are able to come, or just turn up. Feel free to bring your other half and/or friends. We will be  starting training the following week on Monday but the location is yet to be confirmed.

See you all there!


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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

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.