Convenor's Report30 Nov 2019
As I sit down to write and reflect on term one of the JNA 2019/20 season, I realise it has been filled with excitement and anticipation as well as the need to be accommodating to ensure the safety of our netball community. The autumn HKNA competition was disjointed yet we were able to secure 8 of our 10 competitive teams into finals playoffs (see below for more).
A big thanks to all the parents and players for their support both on and off the court and to the wonderful coaches whose commitment is the reason behind the JNA successes – thank you Amelia Handford, Kathryn Curley, Jane Peters, Hannah Johnson, Rachael Alsop, Adele Rooney, Lindsay Elliot, and Janie Grant. In addition, I just wanted to mention we are so happy to have Rebecca Thompson join us this term and we welcome her sporting expertise and experience to help keep building an even better and stronger JNA.
HKNA Autumn Competition Finals
On sunny Saturday 30th November the HKFC JNA players fought hard from the very first whistle. Here is a brief overview of the day, the results and the photos:
U12s Thunder (RED) finished 3rd place with a win 13 to 5 against HKCC Eagles. Playing their final game Michaela Reidel and Erin Quinn will sadly be missed.
U12s Blizzards (GREEN) fought back in the final quarter to capture a win and 3rd place, the final score was 9 to 7 (HKCC Jaegars).
U12s Lightning (YELLOW) had a strong 3rd place win only conceding one goal – 17 to 1 (Valley)
U14s Storm (Div 1) were playing against their old rivals SKS Stingrays for the division win however they were minus their key goal players. They still managed to match opponents and lost by a small margin to be runners up. The players farewelled Simi Bergkvist.
U14s Rainstorms (Div 1) – this was clearly the game of the day and what a nail biter! A golden goal scored in time on secured Rainstorms 3rd place win against HKCC Cranes – 23 to 22.
U16s Breakers (Div 1) – playing DB Pretty Pollies the Breakers were forced to play with 6 players and gave it their all. They finished up in 4th place.
U19s Mavericks vs Twisters (Div 1) – conflicted and not knowing who to support, both teams played an outstanding game, with Mavericks finishing slightly stronger on the day with the 3rd place win – 19 to 12.
U19s Red Rain (Div 2) and U14s (Div 2) Tremors both finished 5th.
Well done coaches and players – onwards to the 2020 Spring Competition that will kick off on 20th January.