'Netball's a non contact sport'......yeah right

Date Played: 8/19/2017

Kia Ora Team: Kia Ora 12

Opposition Team Name: Ories 4

Kia Ora Score: 27

Opposition Score: 33

The game was: This game was physical from the get go with lots of contact calls made against the opposition. The girls managed to settle in to playing their own game despite this and the seemingly unflappable Kirsten continued to nail every shot and annoy the two defence who were all up on her

A highlight was : The game was fast paced with well timed drives through the mid court, a number of turnovers in the defensive circle and some amazing feeding from Annette, Nic and Ang. This team are always so great to watch in our own shooting third. Kirsten held her ground, came out when needed and scored 21 of the goals. Ang moves around the top of the circle beautifully making an easy job for the feeders and Sophie had some awesome and well timed base line drives which really threw the opposition. Mel, Emily and Katy were a well oiled defensive team and managed themselves so well that I didn't need to do/say anything (which makes a change for me!)

A special mention to: Everyone gave their all in this game and the score doesn't reflect just how close of a battle this was. Player of day for me was Mel who got a number of tips and intercepts, has an amazing lean on her and was always available in the midcourt to bring the call down

Following this game we plan to...: Hand back over to coach Amy and watch their games whenever possible

Thanks to: Thanks to all the girls for having me and putting up with my sideline yelling