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Hunter netballers shine

Monday 9 May, Hunter Netball Team 2 had a late game at Netball Central Homebush, in the Dooley’s Metro League Competition. It was tough conditions both travelling down in the pouring rain and on the court up against Baulkham Hills Netball.


It was a close quarter one with just one goal in the match and Hunter was off to a great start. Hunter 8 Baulkham Hills 9.


Baulkham Hills had a strong lead at half time 15 to 21, and whilst maintaining a six goal distance in the third quarter Hunter trailed heading into the final quarter 23 to 29. The game got away in the end Hunter 29 and Baulkham Hills took the win scoring 42 goals in what was an intense 60 minutes on the court.


Lexi Unicombe said after the game “Although we made some costly mistakes this week. Every week is a learning experience, and we continue to grow as a team. We will come back bigger and stronger from this game.”


Hunter Netball 2 take on Blue Mountains Netball in round 6 on 16 May.


Thursday 12 May, and it was Hunter Netball Team 1 turn to take to the court at Netball Central up against Blacktown. Hunter Netball came out firing strong off the back of last weeks loss to lead the first quarter convincingly 18 to 4.


Whilst Blacktown came back stronger in their second quarter Hunter Netball went into the half time break 30 to 15. Blacktown was not giving up with a strong quarter by them in quarter 3 but Hunter maintained the lead 39 to 25 as they went into the final quarter chasing their first win for the season.


Hunter Netball came home strong with a 10 goal win 46 to 36. Great effort on the court tonight by all.


Hunter Netball 1 takes on Inner Western Suburbs in Round 6 next Thursday.


Scone Netball Association


Scone Netball Association Representative Players Bridie O’Neil (right) and Mackenzie Nelson (Left) played earlier this week representing Scone Grammar School in the Hunter Region Independent Schools competition held in Sydney earlier this week as part of the Association of Independent Coeducations Schools tournament. The Hunter Region Independent Schools team came away from the tournament as winners.


The day of challenging games paid off for Mackenzie named in the Combined Independent Schools team to play in August.


Netball NSW names First Nations All Starts Team

Netball NSW and GIANTS Netball are thrilled to announce the 2022 First Nations All Stars Team to play the GIANTS Academy as a curtain raiser in the Suncorp Super Netball First Nations Round on Sunday 29th May.


This is the second year that Netball NSW has named an All-Star team which is made up of the best Indigenous Talent in the state pathway from both metro and regional areas.

The All Stars and GIANTS Academy will hit the court ahead of the GIANTS' Round 12 Super Netball clash with the Adelaide Thunderbirds at Ken Rosewall Arena.


The Central Coast and Hunter Region player pathways are demonstrated here with the inclusion of Mia Middleton (Gosford Netball Association) and Tarsha Hawley and Tyra Jarrett (Newcastle Netball Association) all names in the 2022 team.

2022 FIRST NATIONS ALL STARS

  • Ayla Clark – Illawara District

  • Courtney Jones – Randwick

  • Emma Smith – Sutherland Shire

  • Jada Papa – Penrith District

  • Kayla Nakhoul – Camden & District

  • Kaylah Upfield – Wagga Wagga

  • Mia Middleton – Gosford

  • Olivia Clark – Queanbeyan

  • Tahlia Robertson – Sutherland Shire

  • Tarsha Hawley – Newcastle

  • Tegan Holland – Shoalhaven

  • Tyra Jarrett – Newcastle



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