THE long-time coach of North Central-Golden City’s all-abilities team said she could not be any more rapt with its performance at last weekend’s Netball Victoria State Titles.
Ros Comer said her 11 players, who competed in the access all-abilities reserve division, had “put in a great effort and combined really well to win four of their six round-robin matches”, to qualify for the semi-finals.
Three of the wins – against Latrobe Valley, Chisholm-Doncaster and Wimmera-Mallee – were by convincing 22, 15 ad 14 goal margins.
A mixed competition, teams were allowed a maximum of three male player in their ranks.
Comer said unlike most of their opponents, the North Central-Golden City team did not boast three or four men in its line-up.
“This was the deciding factor in the semi-final, but despite being undermanned all, the girls gave 100 per cent and we lost to Elmer-Parkville by six goals,” she said.
The final was won 11-5 by Barwon against Elmer, which were the only two teams to defeat North Central-Golden City during the nine-team tournament.
Despite being undermanned all, the girls gave 100 per cent.Ros Comer
The North Central-Golden City contingent at the championships included umpire Stephanie Hodge and team manager Kath Lakey.