Above: Under 12s – Mia Jephcott (Coach), Charlotte Hary, Milly Shannon, Emily Laughton, Imogen Maher, Bronte Brown and Maddi Langfield (Coach). Front: Left Miley Jones, Sienna Carroll, Tahlia Hooper, Bella Waters and Amaya Sainsbury

 

Acting as representatives in the 2023 Representative Netball Season, members of the Yass Netball Association have competed in a number of events and association carnivals throughout regional New South Wales, with the netball season having now come to an end. 

 

To end on a high note, representatives from various Yass netball teams have participated in both the Junior and Senior Netball State titles, including Yass Under 17’s, Under 13’s, and Under 12’s. The following information utilises excerpts and quotes from Sienna Carroll’s recap for Yass Rotary, with Sienna being a participant and member for the Yass Netball Association Under 12’s. 

 

Representative members from the Yass Under 12’s team competed in the NSW Junior State titles, over the weekend of July 1st to July 3rd in Liverpool NSW.  As a member of the Yass Under 12’s, Sienna spoke about the team’s results, citing games and wins. 

 

“My team has been together for several seasons and also achieved some fantastic results at earlier carnivals with either winning or coming runners up in our respective divisions at several of these regional carnivals.  At the Junior State titles we played a total of 18 games over 3 days  with my team winning 14 games and losing 4.  At the end of the pool games, the Yass Under 12’s was one of 6 teams who were tied for equal first on the number of games won/lost.”, said Sienna. 

 

The Yass Under 12’s came in third place overall for the Junior State Titles.  

 

Moving up in successive ages, The Yass Under 13’s representative team also competed in the NSW Junior State titles, held at the same time and place.  Playing for a total of 18 games, the team won 9 games overall, with a final standing at 11th place. 

 

“ This team has been together for several seasons and also achieved some fantastic results at earlier carnivals with either winning or coming runners up in the respective divisions at several of these regional carnivals”, said Sienna. 

Under 13’s

  Under 13s Back: Johnno Langfield (Coach), Maddie Cosgrove, Matilda Duncan, Esther Adie, Rachael Barlow, Alexis Smith and Renee Kemp (Assistant Coach). Front: Ava Cuthbert, LylaKohonen, Mia Gibbs, Gabby Glover and Alexis Csiszar

As the oldest of the groups, the Yass Under 17’s representative team competed in the NSW Senior State titles, held in Newcastle over the June long weekend. Playing for a total of 19 games over 3 days, the team won a total of 10 games, with two draws and seven losses, coming in 8th out of the 19 competing teams. 

Under 17’s

Under 17s Team -Back: Lauren Yeaman, Charlotte McPherson, Ella Widdows, Hayley Eade, Darcy Payne and Bailey Weinman. Front: Left Makayla Langfield, Millie Thomas, Cassie Hansson, Heidi O’Connor and Tahlia Worth

Sienna highlighted the success of the Yass Netball Association’s efforts, referencing the smaller team sizes and crediting the skills of the players and coaches. 

 

“At both the Senior and Junior State titles, the Yass Netball Association played against larger netball associations from all over regional NSW, with there being at least 45 different associations being represented at both of these state title events.  For our smaller association to achieve such fantastic results is a credit to our players and coaches who put in 6 months of preparation for each team just to take the court at these titles”.

 

The Yass Netball Association offered their gratitude to the Yass Rotary Club for their financial support, covering costs such as uniforms, accommodation and nomination fees.

 

“The Yass Netball Association is extremely grateful to the Yass Rotary Club for their financial support and assistance in 2023 and we hope that this can continue for future years.”