Manly Warringah All Abilities Netball Carnival

Netball NSW were proud supporters of the Manly Warringah All Abilities Championships that took place on Sunday September 9th at Jack Fisher Netball Courts. This competition was a celebration of disability netball in NSW, and teams travelled far and wide to participate. There was even a team from South Australia – the Special Olympics Starz – who ended up winning the competition in a hugely entertaining Grand Final against the Ku-ring-gai All Stars 1 team, winning 13-5.

Organiser Janelle Burgmann from MWNA was excited to be running the second edition of this competition. “This was another great step forward in building the all abilities netball community – we are hoping that more teams will be able to join this competition for its third instalment in 2020”.

Whilst the regular competition was underway, skills and drills sessions took place to make sure that the next generation of netballers were learning the fundamental netball skills of passing, catching, and shooting in order to participate in future events. We hope to see some of these girls moving up through the ranks in the teams that were on display at the event.

There was also a shooting competition throughout the day, which was one by Addison from the Pink Panthers, who was also the only male netballer in attendance! The MVP of the championship was won by Nalyn Sirivivatnanon from the West Ryde Rovers Rising Stars, who displayed incredible versatility and leadership throughout the championship. It’s no surprise that she is making another appearance for the Netball NSW Marie Little OAM Shield Team this year!

The Spirit Award was won by Sally Ferris, who could not stop displaying her amazing dance moves, and was an inspiration to those around her!

Teams:

St Pauls

Blue Fins

West Ryde Rovers Rising Stars

Manly Warringah Superstars

Ku-ring-gai All Stars 1

Ku-ring-gai All Stars 2

Special Olympics Starz

Gosford Pink Panthers

TDT Illawarra Eagles

MVP Award:

Nalyn Sirivivatnanon: West Ryde Rovers Rising Stars

Spirit Award:

Sally Ferris: Ku-ring-gai All Stars 1

Grand Final Runners-Up:

Ku-ring-gai All Stars 2

Grand Final Winners:

Special Olympics All Starz