Social Masters a hit in the Hunter Valley

Over 300 netballers descended on the Hunter Valley at the weekend for the 2018 Netball NSW Social Masters, which took place at the Maitland District Netball Association.

Almost 200 games were played over the course of the two days (Saturday & Sunday, 20-21 October) across three categories: Over 35 Competitive, Over 35 Social (Divs 1 & 2) and Over 40 Social (Divs 1 & 2).

One of the most easy-going competitions on the calendar, the Masters is all about getting together with friends for some fun, good times, and a little bit of netball.

Claire Dale, Competitions Manager at Netball NSW, said she was delighted with how the 2018 competition went.

“I would firstly like to thank the Maitland District Netball Association for putting on an excellent Social Masters this year,” she said.

“The weather did threaten to upset proceedings at one stage, but thankfully that didn’t come to pass and play was able to go ahead uninterrupted.

“To all of the players, coaches, team managers, officials, volunteers and staff I would like to say well done on another great competition in 2018.

“Congratulations to all of our medal winners and to our Best & Fairest players and teams who really helped this year’s event shine.

“We are all looking forward to next year’s Social Masters at Tamworth Netball Association and I hope to see everyone back and having just as much fun in 2019.”


Over 35 Competitive
Hills Spirit
Silver: Sylvania Heights Dragons
Bronze: Over the Hills

Best and Fairest Team: Evereddies
Best and Fairest Player: Mel Sidney, Bridesmaids

Over 35 Social – Division 1
Balance Collective
Silver: Evalar
Bronze: Ducks

Best and Fairest Team: Kaos
Best and Fairest Player: Rebecca Love, Shooting Stars

Over 35 Social – Division 2
Sutton Forest
Silver: Spirits
Bronze: Goal Diggers

Best and Fairest Team: Spirits
Best and Fairest Player: Kylie Gillespie, Sutton Forest

Over 40 Social – Division 1
Hastings 40s
Silver: Vipers
Bronze: High Flyers

Best and Fairest Team: Vipers
Best and Fairest Player: Melissa Broderick, Hastings 40s

Over 40 Social – Division 2
Silver: Retford Rebels
Bronze: Victorious Secret

Best and Fairest Team: Proud Panthers
Best and Fairest Player: Nicole Jackson, Druitt