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Southern Netball started the season named a finalist in the Wairarapa Sports Award Club of the Year and finished with the Southern Steel being named Netball Wairarapa Primary School team of the Year – Sportsmanship, Improvement and results with many fabulous achievements in between including the Storm winning grade 4 and continued club growth.

This year players from Featherston were welcomed along to the club we continued to have great support from Featherston, Tuhirangi and Martinborough Senior Clubs.

Many fabulous people contributed to the season’s success – coaches, managers, umpires, committee members, players, parents, grandparents, cheerleaders and fundraisers a contribution greatly appreciated.

Support from our business sponsors was it’s greatest ever: Beary nice and Creation station – Hoodies and a trophy. Cates Family – Trophy. Rotopai Farms – Trophy.
Martinborough Winemakers Services – Fair Carparking. Martinborough Community Board – Netballs and Uniforms. Mitre 10 and Sarah Taylor – Jackets. MT Vehicle Services and Central Autos– Court Hire. Land Girl – Umpire Thank you’s

Nicholle Hawkins continues to provide awesome support for the club securing sponsorship and organising the finances.

The prize giving acknowledged the many great achievements, improvements and contributions throughout the season. Everyone played a special part in the club’s success in 2018.

Swans- Coach Jess Donges Manager Claire Wilkie
Most Improved Adele Thom
Most Promising Phoebe Wilkie
Most Valuable Zoe Svenson

Pirinoa Pulse – Coach Alex Weatherstone, Andrea Didsbury Manager Sara Sutherland
Most Improved Heidi Didsbury and Kendra Wells
Most Promising Isabella Lanceley
Most Valuable Willow MacDonald

Umpires – Maralyse Whiteman, Aria Whiteman, Waikura Waata Dawson, Maia Svenson

Stars 3rd= Grade 6 Coach Jessey Amber Gordon Umpire Jade Kiel
Most Improved Sophie Davison
Most Promising Abbey Ward
Most Valuable Hana McPherson

Storm 1st Place Grade 4 Coach Kim Whiteman Manager Jo Lysaght
Most Improved Kelsie Brown
Most Promising Arini Aporo
Most Valuable Maia Svenson

Sting 3rd= Place Grade 5 Coach Nat Lagah Manager Viv Malneek Umpire Nat Donaldson/Maralyse Whiteman
Most Improved Tegan Lindsay
Most Promising Neve Bruce
Most Valuable Eloise Ward

Steel Runner Up Grade 1 Coach Kim Whiteman Manager Sam Green Umpire Janine Legge
Most Improved Ella Grace Coburn
Most Promising Maggie Sargent
Most Valuable Tatiyana Hawkins

Rotopai Farm – Stepping Up Award (Development over 3 years or more) – Shakita Bailey & Alia Marshall

Shooter of the Year Bobbie-G Matenga
Defender of the Year Tatiyana Hawkins
Midcourter of the Year Maralyse Whiteman

2018 Wairarapa Representatives
Year 7 Maralyse Whiteman
Year 8 Tatiyana Hawkins

Junior Umpire Awards
Maralyse Whiteman
Waikura Waata Dawson

Southern wish the Year 8’s all the best at college and look forward to seeing everyone else back next season which will get under way with some preseason twilight in Featherston and the annual carparking fundraiser at the Martinborough Fair.

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