On Sunday 19th April 2015, three Prahran teams braved the chilly conditions to compete at the Mountain District Tournament. It was the first tournament of the year for all three teams – Under 11 Team 1, Under 11 Team 2 and Under 13 Team 1. Congratulations to all the teams for representing Prahran Netball Association so brilliantly, especially the Under 13 Team for winning the Grand Final. Below are the Coaches Reports from the day. Click here for more photos.
Under 11 - Team 1 & 2 - Coaches Report
Our 20 excited 11/U girls had their first tournament on Sunday. In the cold and wet conditions, our girls were amazing and never minded the weather.
Team 1 had a successful day winning all their games except for a draw with Lilydale who were the strongest team in their pool. Every player had an outstanding day and the smiles at the end of the day said it all.
Team 2 won their first game of the day and all the girls were very happy and very excited to get the nerves settled and to also have a win. They all tried very hard for the rest of the games. These girls were so excited at the end of the day to be proudly wearing their medals.
Thanks to Bella and Jess for coaching and all the parents who braved the weather for their loud and vocal support. GO PRAHRAN.
Under 13 - Team 1 - Coaches Report
Most of us knew we were in for a cold and wet day for our first tournament of the year last Sunday as we headed off to Ferntree Gully. Regardless, the girls were in great spirits and looking forward to the day. We won the first three games comfortably and then had a tight draw, one loss and finished off with two more wins, meanwhile supporters and players were huddled under umbrellas.
We played our Semi-final against LYVNA (the top team of Pool B) and it was played in miserable conditions, goal for goal style, then we got away with a 2 goal win at the end. A fantastic all team effort. Then it was the BIG one. Nervous but ready for the challenge, the girls were given the option to play inside out of the rain but chose to soldier on in the conditions that they had become used to. It was, as it turned out, a great decision by them and they dug deep and came from behind against Mornington Peninsula (who beat us in the round robin by 6 goals) to win 8 to 6. It was a heart stopper but the girls held their nerve and we were all so proud of them. What a great experience and confidence booster for the team, especially in the conditions. WELL DONE.