Northern Inland prepares to crown 2015 Champion

Quirindi leads the pack as they take an undefeated record into the Northern Inland Regional State League Finals, which will be contested this Sunday 30 August at Tamworth Sports Dome.

Having finished atop the Division 1 ladder with 11 consecutive wins, Quirindi will be joined by Tamworth, Group 14 and Narrabri in the hunt for the 2015 crown and opportunity to represent Northern Inland at the 2015 Inter-Regional State League Final to be held at Netball Central on Saturday 26-Sunday 27 September.

In Division 2 Tamworth have also maintained a perfect winning record heading into the Final Day with 12 wins, leading Quirindi in second place, Moree & District in third, and Inverell rounding out the top four.

The action continues at 9:00am this Sunday with Semi Finals; in Division 1 Quirindi will meet Tamworth whilst Group 14 will take on Narrabri – in Division 2 Tamworth takes the court against Quirindi and Moree & District will meet Inverell.

The winners of the first v second Semi Finals will advance directly to their respective Grand Final, whilst the other will have a second chance to reach the decider when they meet the winner of the third v fourth Semi in the Preliminary Finals from 10:45am.  Both Grand Finals will be played at 1:15pm.

“We’re very excited to reach the final day of the Northern Inland Regional State League competitions and to find out who our 2015 Champions will be,” Netball NSW Regional Coordinator Monique Smith said.

“Certainly Quirindi and Tamworth have been stand-outs in Division 1 and 2, respectively, however we’ve seen some great contests throughout the season and as the old saying goes ‘anything can happen come Finals’.

“I’d like to wish all our Finalists the very best for this weekend, and also take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in this year’s Regional State League.

“I hope to see a healthy crowd come out and support the teams this weekend and create an exciting atmosphere for our final day,” Smith concluded.

Some other great news to come out of Day 3 action of Northern Inland Regional State League was the successful testing of two umpires by Netball NSW Waratah Service Award recipient Kate Thornborough.

Congratulations to Danny Dalton from Tamworth Netball Association and Kerrie Kennedy from Inverell Netball Association, with both umpires receiving their National B Badge and National C Badge, respectively.

Netball NSW coaching representative Nardia Macdonald was also on-hand throughout the day to provide mentoring to coaches involved in the competition.