All seven Westlakes representative netball teams competed on Sunday against Associations from as far away as Dubbo in the lead up to State Championships. Each team played between 6 and 7 games under representative carnival rules with 12 minute halves and a half hour break between games. The carnival was hosted by Westlakes District Netball and was held at the courts on the shores of Lake Macquarie at Wangi Wangi.
All teams played hard and fair with the development squad getting a taste of what representative netball competitions are truly like. Kerrie Reilly, coach of the development squad said “I am very proud of them all! They did not give up no matter how hard the competition was. They all showed great spirit”.
Brooke Dodson, co-coach of the 12s said “The girls have all made huge improvements and things are starting to gel with strengthened connections. Winning 5 from 6 games was a champion effort and something they should all be proud of”.
The 14s also had a very successful day with coach Tracy Baldock commenting “I asked them to give 120%, play as a team and back each other up and they did. We are starting to see some good combinations and it is exciting to see the improvement each week”.
Overall, our Westlakes girls are demonstrating fantastic sportsmanship, dedication to their teams and a strong loyalty to the green and gold of their Association. With only a handful of carnivals to play, their sights are firmly set on the upcoming State Championships.