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District Netball Asso-
ciation held its annual
Junior Netball Tour-
nament on Sunday,
The wind blew cold
but under sunny skies.
Teams from 44 local,
Latrobe Valley and eastern
and southern Melbourne
clubs enjoyed the chal-
lengers a long day of net-
Frankston and District
Association brought 11
teams and made the grand
final in all sections.
dominated the 17 and Un-
der Section, winning all
its games in the rounds
and doing just enough in
the grand final to win over
Waverley Association, 9
Football Netball Club
missed out on a finals
game by percentages.
was ladder leader going
into the finals after six
games of netball in the 15
and Under Open Section.
Top of the ladder gave
them an advantage to re-
move fourth on the ladder
- Mornington Peninsular -
from the finals but it was
Frankston Diamonds who
performed when it count-
ed most to win the grand
11 to Waverley Associa-
continued its success in
the 15 and Under Reserve
Section dominating the
WONTHAGGI Table Tennis has a great
Access for All Abilities Program happen-
ing on Thursday afternoons at the Wont-
haggi Table Tennis Centre from 1pm to
This is a fun program for adults (over 18)
There are currently 16 participants currently
registered with Table Tennis Victoria.
The table tennis standard of players has im-
One of the most noticeable and valuable ben-
efits to players has been greatly improved hand/
Table tennis is recognised worldwide as being
the top sport to benefit from this.
The afternoon is facilitated by Wonthaggi
Table Tennis Association veteran player Nancy
Pattinson who admits to enjoying the Access for
All Abilities program as much as the participants.
Players from connecting Skills Australia, In-
terchange and South Gippsland FOCAS are in-
Some support workers also participate.
For further information phone Nancy on
Ten year old Beau Allamby played his constant
rival 11 year old Jack Duff to win the Wonthaggi B
Grade Table Tennis Championship recently.
Malachy O’Flynn and Ben Kent were the semi
Beau went on to win the Handicap Singles also
in a close final against Malachy.
Jack and Poppy Duff were the semi finalists.
The favourite event of the night (the Jumbo
Ball Handicap) was won by Malachy in a battle of
wits against Jack Duff.
Semi finalists, Ben Kent and Charley Donohue
played out their matches to very close results.
No-one was missing on the night and there was
very keen rivalry amongst all of the young play-
Bruce Harmer the Juniors’ coach facilitated the
A Grade has taken off with three matches
played so far.
Audi (Andrew Donohue and Steve Anstey) is
in the lead with GTS (Bruce Harmer, Max Duff)
in second place.
The A Reserve grand final is being played this
week between Wallabys (Archie Paxton, Beau
Allamby, Blake Richards) and Possums (Nancy
Pattinson, Leigh Allamby, Jack Duff).
The new A Reserve season commences next
Monday (August 7).
We are looking for two new players to make
up the teams.
New Juniors (8 to 14 years) are invited to come
along on Thursdays from 6pm to 7 pm for coach-
Wonthaggi Table Tennis Centre is located next
to the netball courts on Korumburra Road, at the
Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.
An exciting and busy year continues for the
Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association.
For further information phone Nancy on
Netball trophies carried away
LDNA 15 and Under: back from left, Jessica Rowe, Sophie Allen, Lisa Whi-
teside, Taylor Eady (Mitchell), Jemma Caithness and Nena Caithness (Coach).
Front from left, Maddie Brew, Olivia O’Shanassy and Lillian Worsfold.
LDNA’s 13 and Under: the team made the tournament semi finals but was
beaten (13 – 2) by the team that went on to win the grand final, Bairnsdale.
Back from left, Kasey Sumalinog, Jade Hamilton, Jessica Harry, Alahna Ar-
nason, Ellen Kavanagh and Zara McKenzie. Front from left, Flynn Burgess
Pincini and Alex Ritchie.
LDNA’s 11 and Under: the team played in the association’s tournament at-
tended by 44 clubs on Sunday, July 24. Back from left, Jakobi Eden, Chloe
Caithness, Alannah Reid, Harry Hoekstra and Livinia Mandemaker. Front
from left, Sophie Kreutzberger, Mia Burt and Zara Kreutzberger.
games during the rounds.
came from third on the
ladder to win a place in
the grand final but was not
able to get over the talent-
ed Waverley team.
Waverley 12 to Frank-
ston Sapphires 6.
In the 13 and Under
Open Section, Morning-
ton Peninsular had good
healthy wins in the rounds
with the only scare com-
ing from Berwick Phoenix
which caused a draw half
way through the day.
Mornington had a good
win in the semi finals and
just enough left to keep
ahead of Frankston Dia-
mond in the grand final.
10 to Frankston Diamonds
Frankston Opals were
clear favourites in the 13
and Under Reserve Sec-
It would have taken
a mighty effort to come
close to this team.
Leongatha and Dis-
trict, fourth overall, played
Frankston Opals in the
semi final. But the match
of the day came in the
semi final between second
and third, Bairnsdale and
Berwick Phoenix respec-
tively, only separated by
percentages, for the hon-
our of a berth in the grand
Frankston was too
strong for Leongatha and
went on to win the grand
final from Bairnsdale.
Frankston Opals 13 to
The 11 and Under Sec-
tion was the largest sec-
tion of the competition
with nine teams playing
throughout the day.
This section has no tro-
phies to win on offer.
Instead it focuses on
the development of skills
Frankston and Morn-
ington Peninsular were
the most successful but all
teams were congratulated
and received a show bag
of goodies for their par-
Raffle prizes were won
by Angelique Dunlevie,
Glen Nicolls and Ella
Many thanks to spon-
sors Bi-rite Leongatha,
Bairs Hotel and Network
Video Leongatha and the
support from Considine
and Johnson Builders and
Up skilling all abilities
• Wonthaggi Table Tennis
Right, Battle zone: from left, Jack Duff gets
ready to play Beau Allamby in the final of the
Wonthaggi B Grade Table Tennis Champion-
ship. Jack’s spin serve and Beau’s smashes
had the spectators on the edge of their seats
with the lead constantly changing. Beau got
over the line three games to two in one of the
toughest clashes between these two young
players this year.
Bats up: some of the 16 Access for All Abilities program players and support workers at the
Wonthaggi Table Tennis Centre last Thursday.
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