Melbourne East Netball Association, Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:37PM



Congratulations to the 15 1s and 17 1s for their achievements at the Mildura Spring Carnival this weekend!

Our 15s won the entire tournament and our 17s came runners up!
We couldn't be more proud of our players for how well they held themselves throughout the entire tournament.

Having only played 4 games on Saturday before Mildura decided to abandon the Saturday games due to the 38 degree heat, our MENA players turned up on Sunday ready to put their best netball on court.

Both teams had a difficult draw for the Sunday, and yet they both showed fantastic determination, persistence and teamwork as they both won their first 6 games.

Leading into Section 1 finals, both our 15s and 17s were undefeated on the Sunday, and they didn't stop there. Both teams played close and intense games and pushed hard to win their semi finals, and win they did.

The 17s, having had regrouped after an injury early on Saturday leaving them with 9 players, played a team game and were even at half time in their grand final. Unfortunately, FDNA won the game by 3 in the end, but our MENA girls fought hard until the very end and showed excellent strength and resilience throughout the entire tournament.

Our 15s played against LYVNA in the grand final, who they had drawn to the previous day. They came out a little hesitant, but then fought their way back into the game finishing with another draw, which led into overtime.
The girls came out even stronger in over time and ended up winning the game by 8 goals, and winning the entire tournament! 

So a huge congratulations to our 17s for overcoming their setbacks and making the Section 1 grand final, and our 15s for being able to regroup and come back fighting all day Sunday, and taking home the Premiership! We are so proud of you girls!

Last updated: Monday September 25, 2017 3:37PM