Junior rep netballers play in their first competition

Cobar Netball Association’s Under 14s and Intermediate teams at the Parkes Netball Carnival on Sunday.

The Cobar Netball Association Under 14s representative and the Intermediate netball teams played their first representative games of the season on Sunday in Parkes.
The girls took to the courts decked out in their new club uniforms purchased with a do-nation from Peak Gold Mines.
The Cobar sides played games against teams from across the central west region including Young, Temora, Parkes, Gilgandra, Nar-randerra and Blayney.
Under 14s coach and Cobar Netball Associa-tion president, Bethany Thomas, said it was tough for their brand new team coming up against established and experienced rep teams from other towns but they gave it their all and took on board the feedback from the coaches throughout the day.
“The girls improved their game play as the day progressed receiving compliments from the team umpire (borrowed from Parkes), for their resilience and growth over the course of the day,” Ms Thomas said.
“The girls had a lot of fun, on and off the court, catching up with several ex-Cobar girls who were representing their new teams.
“We didn’t come away with a win this time, but they showed great sportsmanship and team spirit and are definitely a side Cobar can be proud of.
“It will be very exciting to watch these girls as they continue to improve and develop as a team,” she said.
Intermediates Coach Alex Brown said her team, who played for the first time away as a team, grew in confidence as the day went on.
“The results saw them with losses all day but they played their hearts out, and showed many individual and team improvements.
“While we didn’t record any wins, the junior team took on feedback and improved in every game,” Mrs Brown said.