The Cobar Netball Association’s 2015 season came to a close on Saturday night with their end of season presentations at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club.
It was the club’s second annual presentations since they reformed in 2014 after many years of not having a local senior women’s netball competition.
Club co-president Lisa Travis reported the club had gone from strength to strength over the past two seasons.
“This year we had nine teams, six badged umpires and 12 committee members,” Mrs Travis said.
She said it had been a great achievement to have a committee of 12 and there would not be many other sporting groups in Cobar who can boast that large of a committee.
Among the highlights of the season, Mrs Travis listed: the Chick Chow Mein team’s first win of the season and then their win the following week made it two in a row; the mother/daughter shooting combination of Wendy and Caitlin Byrnes; the addition of three new teams this season, including SPARKS who played their way into A Grade.
Mrs Travis spoke about the success also of the junior competition and reported the committee has “big plans” to work with the Cobar Blues representative netballers next season.
Nikki Davey, the club’s second co-president acknowledged the support of the umpires, sponsors, supporters, the Cobar Blues girls and the players throughout the season.
The DCS Divas team were presented with the A Grade winners medals with their shooter, Corinne McLeod named Player of the Grand Final (for the second year running).
The winners of B Grade were the Grand Gals with Sophie Thompson named the Player of the Grand Final.
The Best and Fairest players of the season were Karlee Davis (A Grade) and Loretta Baker (B Grade).
The 2015 Players’ Player for each team (as voted by their team mates) were: DCS Divas—Lisa Travis; Cougars—Racquel Potter; Pumpettes—Kelly Fairbank, SPARKS—Ashlee Place; Grand Gals—Chloe Ward; Howie’s Off Cuts—Sam MacLeavy and Elyse Graham (tie); LTE—Ruby Wangi; Chick Chow Mein— Jen Dean; and Mamma Bears—Louise McKervey.