The 17 year and open Sapphire Coast netball representative teams travelled to Canberra recently to compete in the regional state league competition.
• The undefeated Sapphire open team are (back, from left) coach Sue Beasley, Katherine Pajuczok, Shelley Bland, Mariclare Malone, Jamie Christensen, Aimee Rainbird, assistant Corinne Beasley, (front) Michelle Kelly, Magan Hergenhan, Brooke Morgan, Tyjana Thelan and Emma Moffitt.
The experienced open team was confident of winning the state league for the second consecutive year.
Strong play saw the team through the opening rounds undefeated.
A spirited performance from Queanbeyan in the final was not enough to worry the strong defensive combinations of this team.
The team displayed its great depth of talent, convincingly taking the game 57-20.
Meanwhile, the 17 year team was without key personnel for the weekend and faced tough opposition from within the region.
A first up win over Barellan was followed by losses to Queanbeyan and Eurobodalla on day one.
Day two started with an extremely physical loss by three goals to Southern Highlands, then another loss to a more experienced Ulladulla team.
The weekend finished for the 17s with another win over Barellan.
The teams now move on to further carnivals in WaggaWagga in preparation for the state championships in Sydney on the June long weekend.
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