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.

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

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.

Read more at ntnews.com.au.