Sun shines on magic weekend in Tamworth

Netballers from across the state descended on Tamworth over the weekend for the joint hosting of the 2019 BING LEE Masters State Titles and Netball NSW Social Masters.

After a competition review by Netball NSW last year, it was recommended that the Masters State Titles and Social Masters be played across the same weekend and location. Unlike the bigger Senior and Junior State Titles, the smaller size of these competitions provided the opportunity for Regional Associations to host them. In 2019 Tamworth Netball Association from the Northern Inland Region, with both great indoor and outdoor facilities, was chosen.

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday over 400 players from 43 teams hit the courts, with just under 7,000 goals scored.

Netball NSW Competitions Manager Claire Dale said the weekend was a huge success and thanked the local community for its contribution.

“This is the first year we’ve run these events together and it took a huge amount of work by a lot of people, not least the wonderful netball community of Tamworth,” she said.

“What we love about the State Masters and Social Masters is that there are games for everyone. Some people want to play for competition, others just want a bit of fun and this caters for both.

“I would like to congratulate all the players, team managers, coaches, staff and volunteers who came from all over NSW to make the weekend very enjoyable for all.

“Tamworth did an amazing job as hosts and it is really special that we get to bring competitions such as these to regional areas.”

Netball NSW would like to thank BING LEE, naming rights partners of the Masters State Titles, for their continued support of netball at all levels.

2019 Winners & Runners Up – Masters State Titles

Over 35s
Winners: Hastings Valley
Runners Up: Gosford
Best & Fairest Player: Kathleen Taminiau (Glen Innes)
Best Fairest Team: Gunnedah

Over 40s
Winners: Wyong District
Runners Up: Glen Innes
Best & Fairest Player: Debbie Elton (Wyong)
Best & Fairest Team: Wyong District & Glen Innes (joint award)


2019 Winners & Runners Up – Social Masters

Over 35s Social
Gold: Lemon Grove Gurus
Silver: Magic Mixture
Bronze: #HereIfYouNeed
Best & Fairest Player: Kim Elliott (Lemon Grove Gurus)
Best Fairest Team: Westport Warriors

Over 40s Social
Gold: Hills Angels
Silver: Hastings 40s
Bronze: Wauchope Warriors
Best & Fairest Player: Linda Gallen (Coonamble Cougars)
Best & Fairest Team: Mussy Unicorns

Over 35s Competitive 
Gold: Wollongong Old Beaches
Silver: Dependz
Bronze: LMFAO
Best & Fairest Player: Kelly Pucillo (Wollongong Old Beaches)
Best Fairest Team: Gunnedah

Over 40s Competitive 
Gold: Hot Shots
Silver: Miss Match
Bronze: Gunnedah
Best & Fairest Player: Corrina Johnson (Hot Shots)
Best & Fairest Team: Hot Shots