On Sunday June 4, 20 students from across Kangaroo Island Community Education travelled to Adelaide to represent Kangaroo Island in the Sapsasa Netball Carnival.

The Sapsasa team. Photo: Supplied.
The Sapsasa team. Photo: Supplied.

Sapsasa Netball Carnival

15&U: Joanna Turner. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

15&U: Joanna Turner. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

On Sunday June 4, 20 students from across Kangaroo Island Community Education travelled to Adelaide to represent Kangaroo Island in the Sapsasa Netball Carnival. Two teams of 10 competed against a number of districts across South Australia in division four and division eight.

D Grade: Pauline Ward defending strongly the pass from Abby Morris into the goalies. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

D Grade: Pauline Ward defending strongly the pass from Abby Morris into the goalies. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

Division four was coached by Courtney Wood. The team included Abby Murray, Kali Turner, Zahlia Condo-Scott, Tahnese Childs, Shakira Tremaine, Willow Maunsell, Iiesha Kuchel, Ella Warner, Felicity Geisler and Gracie Nolan. Although the girls didn’t win a game, their persistence and growth was second to none. They consistently showed great spirit and sportsmanship which allowed their skills to improve significantly throughout the week.

Division eight was coached by Kate Murray. The team included Isabelle Clark, Genieve Nesfield, Minka Macauley, Scarlett Trethewey, Jimmi Davis, Hannah Florance, Chloe Keenan, Tilly Bald, Amahli Whale and Camilla Lovison. The girls didn’t win a game, but never gave in and continued to build on their skills throughout the week.

C Grade: Kat Dodgson. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

C Grade: Kat Dodgson. Photo: Maggie’s Photography.

This was the first time for all the girls attending the Sapsasa Carnival and all played well. Although only a small number of girls had played previously together, the girls worked really well as a team and were competitive against some very strong and tall teams.

It was a great week and would not have been possible without the Sealink sponsorship that continues to support such events.

Thanks to all the parents who supported both teams throughout the week, your encouragement certainly helped to lift spirits in what were some very warm days. A special mention to all those ladies who umpired throughout the week, also a big thank you to Kate Murray who strapped all the girls each day and supported when first aid was needed.

Well done girls; what a fantastic week.

Kingscote v Wisanger

Net set go

Both teams tried really hard, with Wisanger being the more experienced team. In the fourth quarter, the teams were mixed up to make court play more even. Well done to both teams for being great sports.

13s

Both teams were off to a fast start, Makekino on fire in the goals for Kingscote with Zach moving well through the centre. Wisanger’s Kali and Ella worked well together in goals and settled the team. Despite Kingscote's hard work, Wisanger held a 10 point lead at half time. Kingscote fought back hard, and brought it back to two goals at three-quarter time with solid and consistent play. Wisanger started strong in the last quarter with four goals straight up. It was a hard-fought game by both teams, but Wisanger broke away.

A Grade

A good fast start, with strong leads and some great shooting. Wisanger was up by two at quarter time. A knee injury to Wisanger’s Shaisee meant that she missed the remainder of the game. Kingscote's Hannah also came off with and ankle injury. Overall, Wisanger goalies shot well, resulting in a win.

B Grade

In the first quarter, Wisanger were strong and shot a massive lead of 23 goals to Kingscote's two goals. Tight team work and accurate shooting by Kristy and Brooke widened Wisanger’s lead by another 10 goals, taking the half time score to 33-9. Wisanger proved too strong on the day.

D Grade

Kingscote v Western Districts

The game started strong for Kingscote as there was a late player for Western District with Tania and Michelle shooting well which gave Kingscote a good lead in the first quarter. The second quarter saw Deb on the court who got the rebounds from the missed goals of Kingscote. She sent them down to their end where Kingscote were strong in defence, Alicia and Pauline working well together. On the day, Kingscote were the stronger team, doubling Western Districts score.

Final Score: Kingscote 54 Western Districts 27.​