Bundy shines as netballers flock to the region

The Bundaberg under-11 team that competed in under-12s, back, Kelly Jackson, Imogen Anderson, Tenne Baigrie, Matilda Olsen, Michaela Toby, Molly Crow, Natasha Cross, Mackenzie Williams, front, Steven-Mae Harney, Lacey Kingston, Rakaia Kaye and Addison Fitzgerald. Missing from the photo is Liz Fitzgerald.

By Shane Jones

For one Bundaberg team it will be better prepared than the rest when the Bundaberg Netball Rep Carnival comes back next year.

More than 55 teams competed in the event held last weekend at the Bundaberg Superpark, which saw teams from across the state compete against each other and Bundy teams to be the best.

Teams from as far north as Emerald came south for the event with teams from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane also competing.

Among them was the Bundaberg under-11 team, which was forced to compete in an age division higher as there weren’t enough teams in under-11 to form a group for the competition.

Teams in under-12, under-13, under-14 and under-15 took part as well with A and B groups for all age groups.

And the team did well, beating Hervey Bay in the first part of the tournament, who were also under-11, before matching their under-12 teams but not able to win a match for the rest of the tournament.

Under-11 coach Kelly Jackson told Bundaberg Today the girls did well and would be better-prepared for the event next year when the girls get one year older and compete in the same age group as others.

Bundaberg did well at the event, finishing runner-up in the under-15a tournament, behind Caboolture, and finishing in the top four in under-12b, under-13a and under-14b.

Rockhampton and Caboolture dominated the carnival with Rocky claiming under-12a and under-12b with Caboolture winning under-13a, under-14a, under-14b, under-15a and under-15b.

Pine Rivers Netball Association took out the other age group, under-13b.

The Bundaberg Netball Association competition will resume this weekend.

In Division 1, The Waves Gold takes on Brothers Hurricanes at 5pm with The Waves Blue playing Fusion Solomons at the same time.

The other game at 6.30pm sees the Natives Magpies face Alloway Blue.

Photos from the rep carnival, featuring Bundy players, are below.