Best yet for Lismore teams at State titles
LISMORE recorded its best performances yet at the recent State open and 17 years netball titles in Sydney.
The 17s team came third in their division and the opens sixth in the rain-affected three-day tournament. The 17 years result was particularly pleasing, with the team losing just two games.
Another highlight was the naming of Lismore goal keeper Tamara Hamshaw as the most outstanding player in the opens minor division.
Opens coach Shirley Donovan said the wet weather-affected draw had not helped Lismore, and the team had been hit by injuries.
"Nonetheless, the girls performed well, and Tamara Hamshaw's award was well deserved," Donovan said.
Under-17s assistant coach Rachelle Watson had nothing but praise for her charges, as well as team coach Tracey Robinson, who is now based in Tasmania.
"Third place is the best result ever for a Lismore side at State level," Watson said.
"It is a credit to this team as well as Tracey Robinson, who has taken them through the age divisions to this level."
Watson singled out goal keeper Tahlia Smith and centre court players Kate Woods and Rachael Elmslie for special praise.
Lismore netball attention now turns to the 12, 13, 14 and 15 years teams competing at the State age titles in Wollongong on June 30, July 1 and 2.