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Rennie Netball

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The first day of winter, and we couldn’t have been more impressed with the glorious conditions at the Rennie Recreation Reserve on Saturday.  

Mathoura are the furthest rival in the PDFNL and they made the long treck along the Riverina Highway to Rennie. 

A Grade

Rennie 58 defeated Mathoura 26

Rennie A grade had a solid win over Mathoura. The girls dominated both ends right from the beginning of the game and it showed on the scoreboard. 

Excellent defensive efforts all over the court created a heap of pressure, leading to lots of scoring opportunities for the goalers, who stood up well against a physical defense. 

The girls were patient in attack with very few unforced errors and moved the ball well. 

This win moves the Hoppers into the top 8, and hopefully Rennie can continue the good form going forward. Awards: Burke’s Hotel – Eliza Strawhorn, Lake Mulwala Bakery – Tessa Sexton, and Bella Pelle – Maddie McInness. 

B Grade

Rennie 49 defeated Mathoura 39

Third placed Rennie went head to head with Fourth placed Mathoura. Great contesting the ball from both teams but Rennie’s play was settled in the attack end and made clear decisions with the ball. 

The full court “press” is a key element to the Hoppers game and girls have worked hard at this at training and game day. 

The defence end got lots of rebounds and great hands around the ring. 

The coaches thank two juniors Catherine Shaw and Maddy Phibbs; you work hard each week at training and your support and encouragement on the sideline has not gone unnoticed. 

A great team win, looking forward to see what the team can achieve. 

Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel – Kristy McDougall, Wingate’s Sports – Nada Nolen, Balance Spin Studio – Catherine Shaw and The Publican’s Daughter – Maddy Phibbs.

C Grade

Rennie 31 defeated by Mathoura 46

Not the best game the girls have produced this year seeming quite unsettled after team mate and coach injured her knee however the fierce never ending running from the midcourt especially Sophie kept the score respectable and even came away with a last quarter win. 

C grade are wishing their mate Kacey a speedy recovery.

Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel – Sophie Pickering, Terminus Hotel – Haylea Blick, Lake Mulwala Bakery – Jae Langford and Brick Lane – Georgia Hope.

C Reserve 

Rennie 40 defeated Mathoura 20

Another good win for the C res girls. This week missing Jaz and Tanya made way for Brooke McDougall to make her long awaited come back after a knee injury two years ago. 

The girls made a strong start but Mathoura came out putting a lot of pressure on the court. 

The second quarter saw Tegan come out firing, running free and driving into the ring getting plenty of ball and shooting accurately. 

As always the defenders worked hard and there was plenty of run in the mid court. 

The third quarter saw the Hoppers fall off a bit but the girls were able to settle and finish off the last quarter back in control. 

Keep up the hard work girls. 

Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel – Tegan Comber, Terminus Hotel – Amy Smith, Lake Mulwala Bakery – Emily Stanley, Mulwala Pharmacy – Emma Chessells and Thyme for Coffee – Brooke McDougall.

Under 17s 

Rennie 41 defeated Mathoura 20

Rennie had three key focuses to achieve in the weekend’s game, following on from the intense training the girls had Thursday night. 

Team work was a key ingredient in securing the win over Mathoura. With positive steps going into the rest of the season’s work load. 

Awards: One Zach - Caitlin Percy, for her persistence in improving footwork saw her take out the top award.  Lake Mulwala Bakery - Adel Miles, played a solid game in WD and applied immense pressure every quarter providing drive out of defence. 

Thyme for Coffee - Alainah Bye, played an outstanding game running out centre for all four quarters making great decisions with the ball and treasuring each and every pass. 

Under 15s

Rennie 46 defeated Mathoura 18

With having 9 girls playing this week the Hoppers were able to leave the same people in key positions. 

This was a good opportunity for the girls to work on some set ups they have been doing at training. 

Rennie worked on passing at training and the improvement was shown on the court. 

Every girl gave 100% to come away with another convincing win. Great job girls. 

Awards: Lake Mulwala Bakery – Charlotte Bott, Judd’s Mensland Visor – Ella Rhodes, Yarrawonga Fish’n’Chips – Brooke Knight and Redback Waste – Sophie O’Dwyer.

Under 13s

Rennie 44 defeated Mathoura 10

What a great game from all the girls. Coach Brooke could not fault the way the girls played. It was a full team game, with shooters accuracy at close to 100%, and the defensive pressure throughout the entire court at a level beyond their years. 

The girls showed that having fun whilst playing the game is possible and you can take away the win too.  Awards this week were sponsored by Avalanche Icecreamery, and all girls received an award for their team effort and resilience. 

Bring on next week.

Under 11s 

With only 9 girls this week for Rennie Under 11s, this made life easy for coach Miss K but meant the girls had less bench time and more court time. 

Running out 8 sets of 6 minutes, Rennie Hopperettes showed great fitness. 

The Hoppers had lots of attempts at goal, and in defence the girls kept the ball from hitting in the ring. 

Well done to the girls who also played at the Yarrawonga Junior Carnival on the Sunday.  

Awards: RRR Canteen Voucher – Charlotte Burrows, Courtyard Cafe – Lucy Judd and McDonald’s – Mia Brogan.

The Rennie Netball Club has been very fortunate with the sponsorship of many local businesses.  

The club would like to acknowledge and thank those that have contributed generously over several years: Yarrawonga Hotel (Kane and Erin Smith), Lake Mulwala Bakery (Dean and Lauren Holgate), Judd’s Mensland (Michelle Clarke), Burke’s Hotel, Wingate Sports Yarrawonga (Maurice Wingate), One Zach, Bella Pelle (Carly Knowles), Redback Waste (Tim and Carolyn O’Dwyer).  

Over the next few weeks Rennie Netball will continue to bring your attention to other businesses that sustain the club and recognize the achievements of the netballers.  

Rennie strongly encourage you to support those who support the club!