Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Netballers Take on Best; Women's Team Lines-Up in Regional Championships

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Netballers Take on Best; Women's Team Lines-Up in Regional Championships

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Byline: www.graftonnetball.sportingpulse.net

GRAFTON Netball Association will send its Open Women's team to Sydney this weekend to take on the best netball sides in NSW.

This is the Regional State League Championship, which pits the best squads from each region against each other in a round-robin format.

Qualifiers for the weekend, all of whom topped their respective regions are: Grafton, Queanbeyan, Hastings Valley, Tamworth, Orange, and Newcastle.

The format calls for three full games on Saturday for the Grafton side, two more on Sunday, and hopefully a third for the final.

Returning players for Grafton this year are Ashley King, Amy Colling, Heidi Dalton, Kelly Saye, Stephanie Elliott, Jacynta Stoker, Courtney King and Kim Blinman.

Ally Gordon and Kirby Danvers are the newcomers.

Kelle Murphy and Sarah Kitcher are out due to injury and were very difficult to replace.

The side is coached by Brooke Burton and looked after by their manager, Cathy Walls. …

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