GOTAFE GVL NETBALL NUMBER ONE IN THE STATE
The GOTAFE Goulburn Valley League Open Netball side had a highly successful day at the Netball Victoria Association Championships in Frankston on Sunday the 23rd of June, taking out the grand final to become the premier netball association in Victoria.
Results of all games were –
GVL 19 def. AFL OUTER EAST 'Community Bank' Football & Netball 13
GVL 11 lost to Hampden Football Netball League Inc 17
GVL 28 def. Mountain District Netball Association 11
GVL 16 def. West Gippsland Football Netball Competition 7
GVL 18 def. Murray Football Netball League 13
GVL 14 def. Riddell District Football Netball League 8
GVL 11 lost to Ovens & Murray Football Netball League 25
GVL 20 def. Waverly City NA 13
GVL 15 def. Hampden Football Netball League Inc 13
GVL 16 def. Ovens & Murray Football Netball League 12
GOTAFE GVL senior netball coach Dylan Nexhip was full of praise for his team.
“I’m extremely proud of the playing group for their performance and the result was fitting of the effort they put in. The girls put out a high-quality brand of netball all day and really showed the high level of netball the GV league encompasses”, stated Nexhip. “The girls combined well all day, with all eleven players playing their role throughout the day. The mix of experience and youth really worked in our favour, with the girls supporting each other on and off the court all day.”
“The performance the girls put out in the final was extraordinary - to beat a team that beat us by 14 in the rounds was unbelievable,” added Nexhip.
GOTAFE GVL Chairman David Roff, who watched the team’s success at Frankston, echoed Dylan’s sentiments.
“Our girls put up a tremendous effort yesterday and it was particularly pleasing to see them reverse preliminary round defeats against the Hampden FNL and the Ovens & Murray FNL, when it mattered in the semi final and grand final,” mentioned Roff. “The commitment shown by the players and all coaching staff, particularly Dylan, Di Hanslow and Jacinta Todd over months of preparation has been outstanding. Our 15 & Under and 17 & Under teams also performed admirably, with both teams unfortunately exiting at the semi final stage,” stated Roff.