The 2013 Netball NSW State Age Championships have drawn to a close for another year and what a memorable three days of netball it was.
For everyone involved in the 45th Netball NSW State Age Championships, from the competing athletes, coaches and support staff, to the umpires, organisers and volunteers at both Netball NSW and host Associations – Campbelltown, Bankstown City and Parramatta Auburn – 4pm AEST on Monday 1st July marked the end of many months of hard work.
From the singing-in-the-rain during Days 1 & 2, to the Slip, Slop, Slap of Day 3 – it’s all part of the fun which is the Netball NSW State Age Championships.
The statistics make interesting reading. Throughout the Championships across the three venues;
· 3,500 athletes participated
· 912 balls were used
· 76 courts hosted 2757 games of netball
· 395 umpires officiated matches; and
· 102 volunteers assisted the host associations
Inside the Players’ Village over the three venues, there were;
· 293 tents
· 395 tables
· 41 ice tubs
· 1804 chairs
Other quirky statistics;
· Almost 71,000 goals were scored; 70,902 across three venues (Campbelltown 39,483; Bankstown City 15,322; Parramatta Auburn 16,097).
· The most goals scored by a single team across the tournament was City of Sydney 14U side, which scored 443 goals in 19 matches in the Division Two at Campbelltown.
· Approximately 900 litres of milk was consumed in coffees, teas and hot chocolates across the venues over the weekend.
· Over 14,000 spectators watched over 2,757 matches, an average of four supporters per playing participant.
What couldn’t be measured are the friends made, laughs had, stories swapped and countless memories created. This is what makes the Netball NSW State Age Championship such a special sporting event.
Congratulations to all the teams and Associations who participated in the 2013 Netball NSW State Age Championships, and a special thank you to Campbelltown, Bankstown City and Parramatta Auburn Netball Associations for their assistance in running this massive event.
See you in 2014!