The Eyre Peninsula team travelled to Kadina on March 25 to compete in the McDonald’s Country/City Challenge Cup.
...the team performed well, giving it everything.
Yorke Peninsula, Northern/North Eastern/Adelaide Plains, Gawler South, Tango Premier League/League Reserves and Eyre took part and while Eyre’s results were not what they hoped for, the team performed well, giving it everything in every game.
With the team blooding five debutantes, four of which were under 18, a coach could not have asked for more and the scores did not always indicate the closeness or skill level of the game.
Game one: EP lost to Yorke Peninsula 16-17; game two: EP lost to Gawler South 22-24; game three: EP lost to Tango Premier League 13-19
This match showed a huge effort from EP and was fantastic to watch with all players getting to compete in and match it with some highly ranked league players.
Game four: EP lost to Tango Reserves 13-32; game five: EP lost to Northern/North Eastern/Adelaide Plains 17-23
In all games except game four the team had a lead and definitely demonstrated a high skill level.
With the main aim being to give players an opportunity to play at a higher level, changes in each game allowed all players to share in the experience.
The team thanked everyone who went to support them and sponsors McDonald’s Port Lincoln, Grand Tasman Hotel, Norton Transport, Iron Grit Gym and Bootcamp, Mid West Netball Association, Oakfarm Merino Stud, Ceduna Bulk Hauliers and the EP associations.
Pictured are: coach Joanne Franklin, Mikaela Richardson (Great Flinders), captain Ilka Curtis (Port Lincoln), Lindsay Holness Denton (Far West), Keeley Mason (Eastern Eyre), captain Cassie Norton (Great Flinders), Lisa Smith (Great Flinders), assistant coach Meagan Lienert; front: Ruby Orchard (Port Lincoln), Desi Franks (Great Flinders), Lauren Simes (Eastern Eyre), Karlee Dunn (Great Flinders) and Mikaela Eatts (Port Lincoln).