Timeout! Triplets turn up to grace the courts with their presence! It was certainly a magical moment Saturday, June 16 when the Guthrie boys Liam, Kobi and Nash paid a visit to netball to cheer on their big sister Kayla.
There was a buzz in the air and like bees to a honey pot the B double was surrounded by clucking females and giggling teenagers. Yes, it was clear to see that netball had come to a standstill.
Contact of a different kind was happening on the sideline as players and spectators jostled for front poll positions. There was no shortage of babysitters on this crisp morning.
Everybody was extremely thrilled to welcome the triplets to netball and to sneak a peek. The club would like to take this opportunity to Congratulate Karen, Scott, Thomas, Kayla and River on the arrival of Liam, Kobi and Nash.
A brief update of what has been happening over the last few weeks. Over the long weekend in June Rebecca Richardson competed in the State Championships at Sydney.
The Sapphire Coast Under 17s team finished third overall in their division. Congratulations Rebecca and all those involved with the team.
The school holidays start this Saturday, but for some of our members it will be an adventure of a life time. The State Age championships commence in Newcastle.
Bombala has seven players representing in the Sapphire Coast teams. Best of luck to Molly Badewitz, Georgia Jones, Teri Roberson, Kayla Hall, Kiernia Rodwell, Aimee Badewitz and Darcie Roberson.
To all the parents, give yourselves a pat on the back and to the girls enjoy the experience.
Last Saturday three teams competed in the Merimbula Carnival. Congratulations to all the players, coaches (especially Karen), paparazzi and parents who assisted in any way. The results that were achieved on the day were outstanding.
Following are the reports form the Merimbula Carnival.
8/9/10 Year Division (from Wendy Hampshire)
The girls in the 8/9/10 age group excelled themselves at the carnival in Merimbula.
The team was made up of Bree Brownlie, Brahnie Mitchell, Jaimie Farrell, Karter Hampshire, Mackenzie Phillips, Tayla Ventry, Hannah Feilen and Larissa Ponsford.
The girls played four games for the day. They had three wins and one loss which made them equal first for the day.
The girls were put in different positions and never once did I hear a complaint. They just played their game. This made them a pleasure to coach. Thank you very much.
A big thank you to the parents for transporting the girls and for their support and help during the games.
Under 13s (from Karen Guthrie)
Under 13s had a great day. Merimbula brought on beautiful weather.
First game at 8:55am and girls started off a great day straight away winning their first game, then their second, and it continued until the end of the day with their last two games.
Girls at this stage were getting quite tired. Overall the girls beat Bermagui, three Merimbula teams, two Bega teams and only went down to Merimbula’s Rep team who played brilliantly and Cooma’s rep team.
The Bombala girls did try to come back in the second half against Cooma and almost had it before time ran out.
Overall the under 13s girls came runners up and had a lot of fun for the day. All of the girls did exceptionally well.
Molly Badewitz, Kayla Hall and Jessie Feilen did great in the shooting circle, with Keiarna Rodwell and Terry Robinson doing a great defence job in the oppositions shooting circle.
Kaylee Keevy, Jessie Feilen, Katie Farrell and Mackenzie Hampshire shared the middle court and worked well as a team.
I would like to congratulate all the girls as they not only played brilliantly and had fun together but also looked after each other as a team while I was distracted at times with the babies.
As runners up for the Under 13s the girls did exceptionally well considering only two of the players were actually 13 at the time.
Thank you to the parents for not only helping me out on the day but also bringing your daughters down to Merimbula for the day to compete.
14/15/16 Year Division (from Cery Roberson)
The 14/15/16 yr division Bombala team consisted of the following players: Aimee Badewitz, Tanika Hampshire, Nikki Hepburn, Chloe Neven, Darcie Roberson, Casey Richardson, Rebecca Richardson and Makayla Standen, with Sue Morgan and Rocky Badewitz looking after the coaching duties between them.
At 8.30am the girls took the court against a very strong Bega team studded with representative players.
Our team fought hard in the first half to the break only 4-2 down.
Bega’s class showed out in the second half to keep our girls scoreless and run out winners 15-2.
Next game saw Bombala take on one of the home teams in Merimbula Yellow and playing strongly to go in at half time down by 8-7. The second half proved to be a real tussle with us eventually going down by 2 points 18-16.
The other home team Merimbula Green was our next opponent and our team showed great determination to go to the break with the home team only leading by a slender two point margin. The second stanza saw a real battle with Bombala winning the half but not the match beaten by 9-8.
At this stage the Bombala team was struck a cruel blow with one of their representative players succumbing to an injury which wold see her take no further part in the day’s play.
Undaunted the team took on the gutsy Cooma side with our girls finally being on the right side of the scoreboard at half time leading 5-3. They continued on with the job through the second period to record their first win of the day 9-8.
This was the halfway point of the day with us having to play all the teams again.
Once again Bega proved to be unassailable defeating the Bombala side 18-11. With fatigue setting in Merimbula Yellow also inflicted defeat on our girls to the tune of 18-7.
At this stage the Bombala girls rallied against Merimbula Green to be level at half time 7 all. To their credit the girls went on with the job and won 15-12.
Our last game saw Bombala end the first with a good lead at 10-3. Although Cooma fought back in the second period the Bombala team held on to record the victory 17-13.
Although they were defeated in the majority of their games the Bombala team were far from disgraced, behaving and playing admirably as a team. Thanks must also go to Sue and Rocky for their mentoring and assistance in all areas.