Tonight we held the Regional League trials for the 2019 competition that commences next month.
We had excellent numbers, with 37 players nominated. This made the selection very difficult. Our mission tonight was to pick the premier Div 1 team covering all positions, whilst also remembering our objective for as much representation as possible. Some of our Masters players were included in the Div 1 team and this unfortunately meant that we had insufficient numbers to form a Masters team for Regional League - we hope we see those players again in term 3 when we do State Masters selections. Numbers tonight included a large group of our 15's & 17's and they competed really well and we were able to select a high level team in that age group as well, we are very lucky that Hastings will be well represented with two teams.
Another impressive factor tonight was that we saw people returning to the rep netball after breaks as well as a number of new faces. It's wonderful to see everyone keen to represent but also feeling comfortable in testing themselves against the best in our association. We hope we see you again!
The teams are:
Coach: Jackie Thorogood
Coach: Jodie Burge
Both teams will train on Thursday evenings, 6 to 7.30pm from 11th July.
A massive thank you to Julie Chambers from Iona for securing the SCAS indoor venue and interrupting her evening to provide access. Thanks should also be extended to Millie Davies who umpired the entire evening.
Congratulations to all involved, we look forward to supporting you on a successful regional league campaign.
Natalie Jordan (HVNA Rep Selection Co-Ordinator)