Hills Angels back again for Masters

When the 2015 Netball NSW Masters gets underway this weekend at Charlestown Netball Association, the competition will welcome back some very familiar faces in the Hills Angels.

The Hills Angels have participated in all but one Masters since the competition was introduced in 2010.  According to Team Manager Sonia O’Rourke, it’s the fun and social factor that keeps them coming back year-after-year.

“We just enjoy the competition!  We liked that it was local when it was held at Parramatta Auburn Netball Association, but we also enjoyed going down to Wollongong last year; it’s nice to get away with the girls and do what we love,” O’Rourke said.

“The first one we participated in was the World’s Masters and that got us hooked. So when Netball NSW introduced its own Masters competition we jumped at it – the only one we’ve missed was in 2012 at Tamworth.

“We really like being out at the courts and like sitting around chatting of course; the social side of the competition is probably the most enjoyable aspect.  We don’t take the competition too seriously; we have a laugh, we’re not too worried about who is what position. We just want an enjoyable weekend,” O’Rourke concluded.

Hills Angels will be one of 42 teams who will be making the journey to Charlestown this weekend to participate in the round-robin competition on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October. Teams will be divided into two categories – Social and Competitive – and into three age-divisions; Over 35, Over 40 and Over 45.

Everything gets underway from 8:30am on Saturday, before the winners are announced at approximately 2:15pm on Sunday; and it won’t just be the division winners that will be announced, with the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) Best and Fairest Awards also to be handed out.

The Best and Fairest Awards are peer-voted by the Masters participants, with an individual and team awarded in each division, and are once again being supported by Netball NSW Major Partner AIAS.

To download a copy of the 2015 Masters Program or to view the full fixture, visit the Netball NSW Masters page.

Plus, make sure to follow Netball NSW’s social media channels to view a snapshot of the action from across the weekend. If you’re there, why not add the hashtag #NNSWMasters so we can share the best ones!

Good luck to everyone participating in the 2015 Masters competition – we’ll see you at Charlestown!