Hopper Netballers into the decider

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The Rennie Netballers entered the third week of finals with hope and anticipation.  Strathmerton were  hosts, and the spring weather was ideal for the contest on the court.

Under 17s 

Rennie 46 defeated Jerilderie 29 

Facing up against Jerilderie for a place in the 2018 Grand Final was always going to be a tough game for the Hopper girls. 

Despite a slow and shaky start, the nerves had disappeared after the first quarter and the girls found themselves playing fantastic netball as a team. 

The tough defenders, hardworking mid-courters and skilled shooters proved too strong for their opponent, showing that hard work at training is paying off. 

Get around the talented bunch of girls, as they take on their final fight for the season in the 2018 Grand Final next Saturday against Waaia. 

Awards: Emily Coghill, Sophie James and Brylee McCarty.

Under 15 

Rennie 21 defeated by Deni Rovers 25 

The girls came up against an exceptionally strong opposition.  The first quarter nerves took a bit to settle and the Hoppers were trailing by six goals.  

In the second quarter the opposition came out extremely confident and Rennie struggled to play their game to be down by 13 goals at half time. 

Some changes were made and confidence grew.  The Hoppers settled better and played their game but unfortunately ran out of time to be defeated by four goals.  

It was a great come back girls, you all worked really hard.  

Thank you for a wonderful season.  

You have all been an absolute pleasure to coach. 

Hope to see you all back next year.  

Awards: Brooke Knight, Alainah Bye and Paige Benjamin. 

Under 13 

Rennie 33 defeated Blighty 11

What a game. 

The girls had been working hard at training this week to ensure they have the stamina and skills to make it through to the Grand Final. 

And hasn’t it paid off.

A team game was played this week and the girls should all be proud of what they achieved. 

With defensive pressure and fitness being just a small snippet of what these girls have to offer, next week will be one you don’t want to miss. 

AWARDS: Ella Rhodes, Abbey Coghill and Abbey Shoppee.