The weekend started with some rain but by the end the sun was shining brightly and little could dampen the spirits of the competitors at the 2016 ACPE Social Masters in Wyong.
Forty four teams from across New South Wales converged on the Central Coast on Saturday and Sunday, 22-23 October, to take part in a wonderful weekend of fun, friends and netball.
Over the course of the two days 220 games were played as the Wyong District Netball Association put on a fine show to host one of the most popular events on the Netball NSW calendar.
This year was the seventh edition of the competition which is all about getting together with friends for some good times and a little bit of our favourite sport. The social function on Saturday night was, as ever, one of the highlights of the two days and there was action a plenty on the dance floor as well as some fine skills displayed on court.
Players competed in two categories – Over 35s and a combined Over 40/45s – and after the success of the 2016 competition, Netball NSW will be hoping for the same excitement and more in Illawarra in 2017.
“To all our amazing athletes, team managers, umpires, volunteers and staff, congratulations on what has been a fantastic 2016 ACPE Social Masters,” Kath Tetley, General Manager Marketing, Events & Communications at Netball NSW, said.
“We have had a wonderful two days here on the Central Coast and I would like to congratulate our winners and everyone for taking part in what has become an integral event for our organisation.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to the Wyong District Netball Association for their assistance pre event and hosting this weekend – you guys have been awesome and we cannot thank you enough.
“I would also like to thank our naming-rights sponsor for the Social Masters, ACPE, for their continued support of this wonderful event. Your support is hugely important and hugely appreciated.
“I look forward to next year and hope to see you all again in 2017 when we head to Illawarra.”
2016 ACPE SOCIAL MASTERS WINNERS LIST
Over 35s Competitive
Gold: Caliba Sports
Silver: Valley Vipers
Bronze: Comprint Solutions
Over 35s Social
Gold: Hills Belles
Silver: Oakhill Drive A
Over 40/45s Competitive
Gold: Over the Hills
Bronze: Wyong 40s
Over 40/45s Social
Gold: St George Dragonettes
Silver: Scots/Ulladulla 40s
Bronze: Hills Angels
TEAMS BEST AND FAIREST
Over 35s Competitive: The Sav Blancs
Over 35s Social: Sutton Forest
Over 40/45s Competitive: Bankstown City Netball
Over 40/45s Social: Electric Blue
INDIVIDUAL BEST AND FAIREST
Over 35s Competitive: Jasmin Hostler (Port Stephens Netball Association – Dream Team)
Over 35s Social: Suzanne McPherson (Oakhill Drive A)
Over 40/45s Competitive: Samantha Garton (Almost Angels)
Over 40/45s Social: Heather Noblett (Captivas)