Two Wells Football & Netball Sporting Club News BY: Andrea Humphrys, TWF&NSC Junior Netball Committee member
The 2014 season has brought four junior teams to Two Wells netball club; 17 and under, 15 and under, 13 and under (As) and 10 and under, with no team nominated to the 13 and under B competition, due to a drop in junior player numbers.
The 17 and under team is coached this season by Rhiannon Wendland, with games being convened on Saturdays and some Friday nights. Changes have been made to the program to adapt to four of seven clubs entering teams in this competition and offering more game/match time. Rhiannon is a long-standing player and coach and currently plays in the A2 side.
It has been encouraging to have parents apply to coach teams with Gaynor Spoolder coaching the 15 and under team, Trudy Wearne the 13’s and Rachel Wendland 10 and under.
The 13’s commenced the season in the B competition and after two convincing wins, was redrawn to compete in the 13 As.
The junior sides have been mostly filled with players from previous seasons and welcomed new players through the 10’s, 13’s and 15’s teams.
Players and coaches are developing nicely, improving upon skills and evolving team combinations.
The club this year is again running the junior netball program NetSetGo, coordinated by Bec O’Brien and Michelle Dimasi. Twenty-five enthusiastic future netballers have registered for the program varying from ages five through to 10. The program was a success last season and it is exciting that this year brings in large numbers strengthening the future of the club.
The club has four players currently trialling for the association representative team (in each age level – 17s, 15s and 13s) to compete in the Country Carnival competition at SA Netball Complex over the June long weekend. All players representing the club trialled well. We wish them every success and express our thanks to the families for supporting these players and making the commitment to transport them to Balaklava and Mallala for the trials.
Each week parents, senior players, coaches and spectators not only support players and teams with up skilling on practice nights, but also assist with the weekly tasks to enable games to commence.
Volunteers assist with umpiring, scoring, timing, primary carer duties, set up and pack up, nourishment duties (lollies or fruit) and on home games canteen duty.
It’s been warming to see so many parents and spectators supporting the club and within the spirit of the game.
The commitment of families and players from week to week with attending practices, matches and fulfilling the rostered tasks all helps for making the club successful.
To date the club has played three games with a rostered bye on the first weekend in May.
The club looks to host its first home game for the season May 10 with its newly upgraded and built clubroom facilities.