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APNA 13 & Under girls raise the bar
13 & Under
APNA was lucky to have a tal-
ented group of 13 & Under players,
that shone brightly and raised the
bar throughout the weekend.
The APNA 13 & Under team
was one of 26 competing teams
and played a total of nine games
over the three days.
Saturday’s competition con-
sisted of four games with the first
against Mallee. APNA defeated
Mallee 31 goals to 7.
The team then were up against
Western Border and were defeated
Games three and four were
wins for APNA, defeating Mid West
by 14 goals and Roxby Downs
This successful first day had
the APNA side placed in Division
One for the Sunday competition.
An APNA representative com-
peting in Division One at the
Country Championships had not
been achieved for a very long time.
Girls took ice baths as part of
the recovery at the conclusion of the
day, and then it was an early night
to be ready to compete at 9:15am
The first game of the combined
draw was played against Yorke
Peninsula. APNA players worked
well together and played competi-
tive and strong netball, resulting in
a win APNA 17-YP 14.
The previous day’s play saw
one player resting due to knee
problems, and another player was
injured during match play of game
two against the Riverland. The
Riverland team were a fast and
strong opposing team, defeating
APNA by 13 goals.
Positional changes were made
and players demonstrated their
adaptation to the changes, and
maintained good team spirit.
APNA competed against Kow-
ree Naracoorte Tatiara (KNT) in
game three and were defeated
Game four was against Port
Lincoln, and was pivotal to win this
game to hold third placing in Pool
B of Division One on the ladder.
Changes were made again
for this game and players demon-
strated their versatility and depth as
players and also as a team.
All players showed their
strength and determination and
dug deep to defeat Port Lincoln
28-15. This win saw APNA nerv-
ously waiting to find out if the third
placing on the ladder had been
maintained at the conclusion of all
games on day two.
Players returned to camp and
recovery was one to be remem-
bered, combining ice baths, heated
pools and acapella singing.
Results on the second day of
competition did find the team plac-
ing third in Pool B of the combined
draw, to play second placed team
in Pool A, Mid Hills 1, in the quarter
finals match at 10am Monday.
TheAPNAteam played to a high
standard and this was an extremely
competitive match, but unfortu-
nately the girls were defeated by
two goals, 23-21.
Mid Hills 1 met undefeated
Riverland in the grand final of the
Division One 13 & Under competi-
tion. Riverland won 25-20, and took
home the Championship.
The young APNA group of
players have grown in strength
on and off the court – this is the
true essence of a representative
association team competing in this
carnival. The girls all conducted and
held themselves proud.
Well done to the following
group: Tayla Williams (co-captain)
Hummocks Watchman Eagles;
Brooke Humphrys (co-captain),
Claudia Devlin and Caitlin Muso-
lino – Two Wells; Keisha Gregory
Long Plains; Teisha Harkness,
Amy Langdon and Madison
Bond – Balaklava; Catelyn Hark-
ness – Long Plains; Rachel Dun-
stan – Mallala; Aynara Lawless
(coach), Nicole Gregory (assistant
coach), Andrea Humphrys (team
A special mention to Christine
Musolino, who supported the girls
by washing and drying the team
uniforms over the weekend and
scored every match.
15 & Under
The 15 & Under APNA side
played five games on Saturday,
with first two against Yorke Penin-
sula and Barossa Light & Gawler.
These teams were much taller,
stronger and more efficient in ball
usage enabling them to have a win.
The girls first win was against
Mallee, by five goals. Positional
changes were made with Laura
Oakley having a go at WD and
Alex Wehr slotted into C.
Great defensive efforts by Kirrily
White in GD, made it hard for Mallee
to score. Tayla Oakley applied pres-
sure and rebounded well, resulting
in many turnovers. The score was
even at the first break.
Tiffani Graham came on into C
creating strong drives into the ring,
teamed with Brooke Wilson’s many
turnovers, enabled APNA to score
the first of many goals through Kel-
sey Wedding and Jessica Sellars,
who continued to shoot accurately.
Georgia McArdle, Tayla and
Laura applied great pressure,
causing turnovers which increased
APNA’s lead to win the quarter by
seven, resulting in the girls first win
for the carnival. Final score APNA
30 - Mallee 25.
The girls last game for the day
saw everyone given an opportunity
to play indoors, against Southern
Hills. Sarah Heaslip moved well in
goals, teaming with Kelsey to score.
Several changes were made and
the girls worked tirelessly.
Georgia and Laura teamed
well in defence to help close the
gap. APNA was down by only two
for the quarter. Final score APNA
13 - Southern Hills 19.
The girls played five games on
day two, winning against Kangaroo
Island and last game of the day,
against North Eastern Netball
Jessica was moved into de-
fence teaming well with Kirrily,
their teamwork and pressure was
awesome! Tiffani’s explosive drives
onto the circle along with Brooke’s
ability to position herself onto the
ring feeding goalies, Alex and Kel-
sey, who shot consistently.
Laura’s positioning and tall
stance at WD, created many turno-
vers, giving Georgia the opportunity
to drive strongly through mid court.
Sarah’s elevation enabled her to
pick off many balls all over the court
and Tayla continued her strong
rebounding throughout the day.
TheAPNAgirls finished the car-
nival in fifth spot, narrowly missing
out on finals by a small percentage.
The girls had a fantastic weekend
and should be proud of the way they
represented the APNA. – Coach,
17 & Under
The Country Championships
enabled the 17 & Under girls to
2013 SA Country Championships
TWO local bowlers were
recognised at the recent Bowls
SA annual Awards Night, held
at the Festival Function Centre.
Riverton’s John Greenslade
was among five bowlers inducted
into Bowls SA’s Hall of Fame.
Balaklava’s Renee McPharlin
also picked up the Women’s State
Representative of the Year, on top
of the Under 18 Female Bowler of
the Year she won last month.
According to the nomination for
John’s induction, he is highly regarded for his
leadership and sportsmanship on the green
and is a highly respected player in the bowls
John is also acknowledged for his bowls
talent representing South Australia on 230
occasions, including a highlight as a member
of the winning Australian Sides Championship
team in 1988.
Also on a state level, John won four State
Event titles including the State Singles,
Champion of Champion Singles and Pairs,
a Country Singles title and was awarded the
prestigious Putland Medal for the SA Bowler
of the Year in 1984.
As a member of Riverton Bowling Club,
John won 21 club singles titles, 10 club
pairs titles and 10 divisional and as-
John is a loyal club man remain-
ing dedicated to his club Riverton
despite numerous offers to join a
number of metropolitan clubs.
His devotion and contribu-
tion to the club and association
in numerous committee roles
and as a club coach make him a
valuable member to the club and
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ASSOCIATION TEAM PHOTOS
play some new positions and
individually, each team member
learned new skills and took their
game to a new level over the
weekend. The girls developed as
a team with each game.
APNAwon three games in total
over the weekend with an awe-
some display of skills and team
work. Each player represented
the association to the best of their
ability. Many of the other games
were tightly contested.
Tenneal White has a determi-
nation and high work rate and a
‘never give up’ attitude.
Stacey developed as a de-
fender over the weekend and has
the ability to shut goalies down
and create turnovers in defence.
Caitlyn read the ball, and
positions well on opponents,
and backed up well through the
Stephanie is a pint sized giant
with exceptional use of her body
against taller opponents, she went
into GA and played well.
JordynAlgar played in defence
and goals, used her body well,
kept the talk up on the court and
provided good direction.
Hayley moved well in goals,
finishing the last few games at WD
and was able to create turnovers
and read the ball well.
Phoebe played well in the mid
court driving strongly into attack,
and played defence brilliantly
with great ability to take strong
intercepts. Phoebe gave good
direction as captain.
Aleisha Michael was strong
in the mid court, working hard
to create turnovers. She kept
presenting and fed well into the
Merridy Nicholls played in
goals and finished off in WA,
where she presented well, re-
offered strongly around the ring
and fed the goalies well, showing
Ashleigh was the focal point
and main goalie for the weekend,
she shot extremely well under
pressure and used strong body
work in the ring.
The girls showed great team
work and supported each other
well throughout the weekend.
They should all be proud of the
way they conducted themselves
both on and off the court.
APNA thanks parents and
spectators who came to watch,
score, and cheer on all of the
teams, and also Julie White and
her team of helpers who prepared,
cooked, cleaned and fed all junior
teams, coaches, umpires and
team managers throughout the
NICOLE Darling leaps for a receival during the B grade
match against River Murray.
John, Renee star at Bowls SA awards
AMBER Rogers, APNA B grade, receives the ball in the goal ring, in the match
against River Murray.
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