Oceania Cup wraps after record year

All is quiet at the Anne Clark Centre with the 2014 Oceania Netball Cup coming to a close following two days of non-stop fun, laughs and cheers… as well as a little bit of netball.

The 2014 carnival saw a record number of participants with 42 teams joining in the fun. Teams travelled from all over the State; from Barellan to Nowra… we even had some visitors from the Australian Capital Territory and Tonga!

The competition was divided into three age groups – Under 13, Under 15, and Under 18 – with the Under 15 Division so popular, it was divided into two pools.

While the weather turned poor in the early afternoon of Day Two, cutting short some of the competition, it didn’t put a dampener on the day with participants staying until the very end to cheer on the winners and runners-up announced at the presentation.

Congratulations to the following teams who were crowned their age-group Champions. Each team won tickets to the upcoming International Netball Series test match between the Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns at Allphones Arena on Saturday 11 October (tickets are still available through Ticketek).

Under 13: Afatasi Styles
Under 15 – Pool A: Cronulla Sharks
Under 15 – Pool B: Fobalicious
Under 18: The United

NSW netball legend Mo’onia Gerrard was on-hand during the presentations to congratulate the teams and said she was beyond thrilled at seeing her little project, the Oceania Cup, grow year after year.

“The Oceania Cup has a great crew behind it … having the support from Netball NSW, the Swifts, the umpires who help run it. For the third year [of the event] we saw 42 teams participate… and it’s pretty amazing the response from the community,” Gerrard said.

Head over to the Netball NSW Facebook page to check out some of the action from Day 1. More images from today’s final rounds will be uploaded soon.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2014 Oceania Netball Cup. We look forward to seeing you again next year, hopefully with another record number of teams participating!