Netball: Wauchope win Hastings Valley Netball Association titles

Wauchope were way too strong for Saints in the division one grand final last weekend.

Saints, on a high after the upset of the round the week before against the other Saints division one team, couldn’t bring the same intensity to the big game.

The very well drilled, disciplined Wauchope team, won the game 45-15.

Donna Lewis, coach of the Wauchope side, was full of praise for her team.

“Our goal was to end the season undefeated and we ticked that goal,” she said.

“The girls have been playing together for quite a few seasons now, and work extremely well together.”

Lewis was also full of admiration for her young opposition.

“I’m not going to say bad luck to you, I am saying congratulations. Congratulations for making the grand final of division one,” she said after the game.

“You have a young strong team. Stay together for the next few years, and you will be formidable opposition,” she said of the team that is made up of 14 and 15 year olds.

Wauchope were also champions in division two and three, with their division two team coming back in a thriller against Saints to win 37-36.

Final results for each age group/division

10A Panthers All Stars 15 defeated Saints St Agnes Parish 11

10B Port Combined Starburst 9 def. Camden Haven Nemos 7

11A Saints Urchins 27 def. Port Combined Shooting Stars 8

11B Saints S&C Plumbing 18 def. Saints St Agnes Parish 8

12A Saints St Agnes Parish 34 def. Wauchope Bellbirds 15

12B Port Panthers Cubs 22 def. Saints CTC Accountants 15

13A Camden Haven Dolphins 29 def. Saints Orcas 24

13B Wauchope Pipits 33 def. Saints PMQ Orthodontics 26

Div 6 Port Panthers Emeralds 30 def. Port Panthers Pounce 20

Div 5 Camden Haven Stingrays 31 def. Camden Haven Sharks 22

Div 4 Camden Haven Tiger Sharks 41 def. Saints Settlers Inn 37

Div 3 Wauchope Sunbirds 58 def. Port Panthers Pink Panthers 16

Div 2 Wauchope Finches 37 def. Saints Sports & Spinal Physio 36

Div 1 Wauchope Fantails 45 def. Saints St Agnes Parish 15

Congratulations also to Saints Netball Club, HVNA Club of the Year, Kim Thompson HVNA Association Member of the Year and Faye O’Neill HVNA Umpire of the Year.