Netball Wrap-up: Round 17 - Geelong Amateur

August 13, 2021

The 13’s had the best margin of any team against Ammos, narrowly losing but keeping their heads the whole game. Emerald, Elizabeth and Scarlett were players of note this week; clearly showcasing the hard work, leadership and teamwork which is the foundation of their team.

The 15 1’s played well against Ammos, with coach Tilly Thompson very proud of their efforts. Special mention to Tay, Kate and Izzy who have continued to improve tremendously throughout the season their talent and netball brains increasing with every game. The 15 2’s continued to improve their systems and teamwork against a very tough opponent. Jamuna, Rori and Lily had standout games in their respective positions, working hard for their teammates.

The 17’s worked hard against Ammos in what was a tough day of netball. Elena Lewis starred in a best-on-ground performance, aided by the speed and determination of Rosie Shaw and Chloe Hudson.

The 19’s had a hard loss to the formidable Ammos; however, showed their Anglesea spirit by never dropping their heads. Strong through the midcourt, the ever-consistent Mim Jago took the 3 votes, whilst Gabby Shaw and Perry Sims also showcased their talent, taking 2 and 1 votes respectively.

E Grade put up a tough fight against Amateurs from Geelong, working hard to only go down by 15 goals. The best-on-ground performances were well-deserved from Maddy Boylan and Elsie Hepworth. Simone Shaw’s vote collection also denotes that all 3 Shaw girls received votes this week! What an excellent example of community sport.

D Grade showed the qualities of Anglesea Netball Club as they never once dropped their heads or lowered their voice against a very good opponent in the Geelong Amateurs. Kate and Amy had stellar games, proving the merit of their experience and talent.

C Grade were narrowly defeated by Ammos, continually their season of excellent form. As per usual, Rachel Caulfield collected the 3 votes in a well-deserved best-on-ground, another to add to her standout season. Through the mid-court, Myee provided speed, agility and experience, easily cutting through the Ammos defenders to get the ball to her teammates. 2021 Recruit Giselle Hudson provided C grade with height and talent as she rounded out the best. 

B Grade fought hard to go down to ladder leaders Geelong Amateurs by 23 points. Building on the foundations that they had implemented throughout the season, the B Graders put it all the line as they scalped the 3rd quarter. Shan continued her excellent season form by providing heat, athleticism and speed throughout the mid-court, not letting her player get away with anything. B Grade debutant Rachel Caulfield kept it cool, calm and collected in defense, easily rising to the occasion and working well with Tilly Thompson in defense.

A Grade showed a gusty determination in what was an injury-filled affair against the best of the best. Superstars Kate, Maddy and Hannah were all subbed out of the game with various injuries (thank God, it didn’t prevent them from going to the ball!). Ashlynn and Kelsey gave it their everything in an excellent effort down in defense: the chemistry that they have built up since under 11’s was clear to all. And, to round it out, Shania was a formidable force in the mid-court in her A grade debut. Shan has earned her place in the A grade line-up after a stellar season and absolutely did not disappoint.

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