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KI 13&U Rep Team Report

The KINA 13&U Representative team consisted of Minka Macauley, Tilly Bald, Iiesha Kuchel, Abby Murray, Camilla Lovison, Tahnese Childs, Scarlett Trethewey, Scarlett Johnston, Evie Hammat and Opriss Osborne. 

DAY 1:  Saturday saw KI come up against KNT (Kowrie, Naracoorte, Tintinara) in the early game and it was a real shock to our girls to see how strong and tough the opposition could be. The end score was KNT 36 to KI 3, with Camilla taking a great intercept in the mid court and Tahnese having a strong game.  The second game for the day was against River Murray and the KI 13&U’s were much more competitive. Minka shot well and Scarlett J stood strong in defence.  Game 3 was against Mid Hills and was a very low scoring game, but our closest for the day, with Mid Hills coming out winners 11 goals to 7. The team combined well in this game and displayed great defence right down the court.  Port Pirie were our 4th opponents for the day and by now the girls were getting a little tired. Evie put lots of pressure on the ball right down the court and Tilly and Abby combined well in goals. The final score was Port Pirie 26 to KI 6.  Our last game for Saturday was against Eastern Eyre Netball Association (EENA) and the girls found a little fuel left in their tanks to put in a solid effort. Scarlett T worked hard at zoning out her goalie and Camilla and Tahnese continued to contest strongly through the mid court and defence lines. 

DAY 2: After a good nights sleep, the KI 13&U’s were ready to take on the new day. We were graded into Division 3 after day 1, so were hoping to come up against some teams closer to our standard. Opriss got to make the court in our first game for Sunday against Whyalla after missing most of Saturday with a sore ankle. She took a good intercept in the opposition’s goal circle and Tilly’s base line drives in our goal circle were strong, but the end score was Whyalla 34 to KI 9.  Our second game for day 2 was against the Mallee and we were able to secure our first win, 21 to 15. The girls were able to capitalise on the turnovers on numerous times and were very excited to finally be rewarded for all their hard work.  Mid Hills were our second opposition for Sunday and after losing to them Saturday in a close one, the girls were keen to turn the tables.  It was another low scoring game, but we were able to sneak away with the win 13 to 11. After two wins in a row the KINA 13&U’s were keen to keep the winning streak going, but Roxby Downs 1 had different ideas in our 4th game. Our passing and our leading was starting to show signs of fatigue, but the girls kept their heads up and finished stronger in the second half, losing 24 to 10. Our last game for Sunday was against another Roxby team and everyone played their part – Tilly and Minka shot well, Iiesha, Camilla and Abby were all involved in midcourt intercepts, Evie passed strongly into the goal circle, while the two Scarlett’s, Tahnese and Opriss all applied pressure in defence and forced the turn overs. Scarlett T got extra praise from the coach for following instructions.

Our success on Sunday secured our team a spot in the finals tomorrow, where we will play Whyalla. Coach, Kate Murray, praised her team for listening, working as a team and showing great sportsmanship. Thankyou to Team Manager Sheena Childs and Umpires, Kim Berlin, Scarlett Sullivan and Maree Gifford, Carnival Convenor, Maggie Patterson, Catering Reps, Kath Bald and Shauna Hammat and all the friends and family that came along to support us.

KI 15&U Rep Team Report

Saturday Games

Game 1


Half time score KI 6 to NA 19. Full time score KI 15 to NA 35

KI girls first game for carnival. Abby Morris backing up her team mates making strong leads and good voice on the court.

Game 2 


Chloe Keenan taking some strong intercepts in Wing Defence for KI.

Game 3


Olivia Downing contesting strongly in the centre.  

Game 4


Sienna Putland making good space and drive for her team in Wing attack.

Sunday Games

Game 1

KI 21 v FAR WEST 27

Close game with great effort from all girls. Carly Willmott and Kayla Ingerson shooting and moving well in the goal circle.

Game 2


Jemma Bald taking clean strong intercepts in Goal Keeper.

Game 4


Willow Maunsell and Tash Nolan working well in the mid court.

Game 5

KI 19 v ROXBY 24

Great final game for 15’s. Playing on Court One indoors was a highlight for the girls. 

Great effort and team focus by the girl's. 

Good experience for them and all have improved their netball by being a part of the 2018 SA Country Championships. 

- Tash Walden Coach and Bev Nolan Manager

KI 17&U Rep Team Report

Day 1 

Game 1: Great Flinders 

A slow start for KI taking a while to settle. Tightening up passes and leading strong towards the ball. In the 2nd half KI took the court with confidence winning the 2nd half. 

Game 2: Mid Hills 

First half KI's leading and passing let them down, but defence played really well applying pressure, intercepting and getting rebounds. The 2nd half Mid Hills came out really strong, pressuring every pass, making it really difficult for KI to move the ball down the court. Good game girls you never gave up. 

Game 3: Western Border 

The 3rd game saw a much better start with the girls contesting and fighting hard for the ball, however as the game continued and the girls got tired mistakes were made and Western Border took advantage. The 2nd half saw an even stronger Western Border team take the court but KI continued to fight never dropping their heads, giving it their all. 

Game 4: North Eastern 

KI had a really good start capitalising on turnovers to take a handy lead early on. However North Eastern quickly adapted closing the gap and creating their own lead. With KI being exhausted North Eastern continued to extend their lead with some tight defence. Making KI work very hard for every ball. Well done girls. 

Day 2 

Game 1: Eastern Eyre 

A refreshed KI team went out strong, gelling well after day 1 of competition. After the 1st half the scores were very close, but a few silly mistakes saw Eastern Eyre gain the upper hand which KI struggled to come back from. The girls continued to fight only going down by 6. 

Game 2: Mid West 

KI got off to a great start turning over the ball a few times in defence and obtaining a handy lead. Mid West made a few changes at half time. But it didn't make a difference to KI. Winning their first game of the competition 34 to 18. 

Game 3: Northern Areas 

In the third game for the day KI started strong, with both teams fighting hard for the ball. At half time there was very little in it. In the 2nd half Northern Areas made some changes and KI struggled to adapt, going down by 8. 

Game 4: Port Pirie 

After three games the girls were tired but didn't give up going hard for the ball all game. But a very physical Port Pjrie got the best of KI 27 to 15.

 – Nicki Putland  and Alicia Cooper

Stop the Press:

Both the 13&U and 17&U’s won a place in the finals played on Monday morning.

Due to weather forecasts KINA changed the ferry booking to 1pm and PPCC were able to change the game time for the 13&U’s to enable them to complete their Division 3 semi-final against Whyalla.

The final score did not indicate the standard of play as the girls were more competitive than their first game against Whyalla yesterday.

The team was missing Scarlett Johnston, who broke her toe in an off court incident Sunday, but showed great commitment and dedication on court, with multiple intercepts, strong defensive pressure and attacking drives.  Final Score Whyalla 27 – KI 6.

17&U played York Peninsula in Division 2 and a shaky start from KI saw the opposition take a commanding lead at the first break.

KI made a few changes which allowed them to fight back in the second, but it was a little too late. Georgie Sullivan suffered a nasty ankle injury in the last few moments of play and York Peninsula took away the win 32 – 17.

- Maggie Patterson, KINA Carnival Convenor