Leopold Netball – Round 10 v St Josephs
Last week we had very tough matches against St Joseph’s at home. D Grade was magnificent for the whole match and again played great team netball, winning by 15 goals. It was a great tussle in C grade, with the lead changing several times throughout the match, but unfortunately it was not enough with the girls going down by 1 goal in a great match.
B Grade played an undefeated Joeys side and they showed just why that was. They were solid across the court. The highlight was the return of Kristen Thompson to the court after a nasty shoulder dislocation. It was a day the As would like to forget with Joey jumping out of the blocks early and capitalising on turnovers. The margin grew quickly and just could not be overcome. Melbourne Vixen, Tegan Caldwell was a fantastic inclusion into the Joey’s line-up and proved difficult to stop, shooting 37.
Congratulations to Lisa Carmichael and Eliza Alsop who played their 50th games for the club against Joeys on Saturday. Lisa returns to the club in B Grade after working in Point Cook in recent years. She is coaching 17&Under Div 2s this year. Eliza is a great club person who has emerged from the junior ranks, umpired for several years and is currently co-coaching the 19&Unders.
A huge congratulations to Emma Allwright who this week plays her 100th senior game against Bell Park. Em started playing seniors as a top age Under 15 player and has truly earned her stripes after enduring many seasons on the bench. She has now emerged as a reliable A Grade goaler and is having a great season. She has umpired for many years and this year volunteered to co-coach the 19&Unders. A true club person who deserves this great achievement. Have a fabulous match Em!
Congratulations to our 13&Under Div 1 team who remain undefeated after 10 rounds. A great achievement girls and fingers crossed the great run continues. Coach Chloe Fagan (A Grade) could not be prouder of the girls versatility, determination and work ethic. Keep it up girls! What a great future we have.
Today we travel to Bell Park in what should be great matches.
Go get 'em Polders'!