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Contax defeat Matrics in nail-biting grand final
  by Georgia Musolino   Contax fiercely thwarted Matrics 59-50 to triumphantly reign premiers and conquer the 2017 Nine News Netball Cup.   This noteworthy grand final match was nothing short of extraordinary, as the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and anticipation from both players and supporters.    Quarter 1     Matrics play was phenomenal this quarter, entering the game with their esteemed beautiful flow and slick attack, effortlessly transitioning ...
Matrics win semi-finals by a whisker to surge through to NNNC grand final
Matrics win semi-finals by a whisker to surge through to NNNC grand final   By Georgia Musolino   Matrics came out on top by one goal in an adrenaline-packed semi-final against Contax on Friday night, securing a berth in the Nine News Netball Cup grand final.   Both teams immediately entered the match with phenomenal play, unleashing their full potential in the most competitive quarter of the game.  Contax’s tremendous shooting duo, goal shooter Glasgow and goal attack Hodge...
Nine News Netball Cup Award Winners
Netball South Australia
MVP Premier Winner – Laura Packard (Matrics) R/U – Carla Borrago (Garville) MVP Reserves Winner - Demi Verbena (Woods Panthers) R/U – Aimee Feltham (Tango) Rookie of the Year Winner - Nyah Allen (Garville) R/U - Chelsea Blackman (Contax) Highest Goal Scorer - Premier Winner - Jessica Curnow (Tango) R/U – Kelsey Williams (Newton Jaguars) Highest Goal Scorer - Reserves Winner – Aimee Feltham (Tango) R/U – Maggie Kerr (Woods Panthers)   Coaching Award Jacqui Illman (Matrics) Signification Con...
Finals preview - any one's game
By Georgia Musolino   Determination. Stamina. Skill. Power.     Matrics. Contax. Oakdale. Garville.   Four mighty teams. One champion.   After 14 weeks of hard work, constant improvement, and overall stellar play, these four teams are congratulated for making the finals. It’s been an intense and competitive journey for all, however despite their different triumphs and defeats, they’ve all successfully climbed the ladder to conquer the top four places.     MATR...
Garville victoriously secure well-deserved place in finals
By Georgia Musolino   Garville celebrate their well-deserved place in the Nine News Netball Cup finals, following their close win against Tango 52-48 in round 14 at Priceline Stadium.   From the first whistle blow, all girls were hyped up with energy, determined to finish the final round triumphantly.   For Tango, their wing players were particularly energised. Wing defence Petty was a force to be reckoned with, as she strived for many intercepts which halted Garville’s play and ...
Finals positions still up for grabs in last round of Nine News Netball Cup
Finals positions and double chances are up for grabs in both Premier Division and Reserves heading into the final minor round of the Nine News Netball Cup.   With a number of teams in contention locked on equal points, we have had a look at some key match ups to see where we think teams will finish.   Round 14 match-ups   Garville vs Tango - Court One Matrics vs Newton Jaguars - Court Two Contax vs Oakdale - Court Three Metro Jets vs Woods Panthers - Court Four   Premier Div...
Contax dominate Wood Panthers in their biggest win of the season
Contax will storm into the final minor round of the Nine News Netball Cup, annihilating Wood Panthers by a whopping 50 goals on Friday night at Priceline Stadium.   From the start, Contax quickly broke through with phenomenal play. Their defensive zones were particularly impressive, as players would often assume the formation of spreading across the court and collectively following the direction of the ball.   This well-oiled defensive strategy placed immense pressure upon Woods and s...
Matrics conquer top rival to remain queens of the competition
By Georgia Musolino   Matrics brought out the big guns last Friday night, with a strong victory against Contax to secure first place on the ladder in round 12 of the Nine News Netball Cup at Priceline Stadium.   From the beginning, all players were switched on and fired up, with both teams determined to redeem themselves and seize first place on the ladder.   Capitalising upon this play with her quick and hard leads into the goal third was Matrics wing attack Nankivell, who stron...
Jaguars continue winning streak against Tango
Newton Jaguars continue their rise up the Nine News Netball Cup ladder, following their hard-earned win 55-49 against Tango in Round 10 at Priceline Stadium Friday night.   Initially the match began with moments of clumsy ball work, as both teams had to worked hard to gain possession and secure their goals.   The Jaguars well-oiled attack soon emerged as they maintained smooth flow across the court, often showcasing good understanding between centre Bruce-Gordon, goal attack Van Den M...
Garville take down Panthers in impressive performance
Garville struck again, conquering Wood Panthers by 20 points in Round 9 of the Nine News Netball Cup at Priceline Stadium Friday night.   First quarter contained strong attack plays from both teams. Both teams’ shooting duos were dynamic, efficiently performing quick passes around the goal ring before executing goals in good shooting position.   Garville's goal shooter Borrego and goal attack Allen were outstanding, with excellent splits within the circle to gain a secure shooting pos...
Matrics defend winning streak in round one rematch
By Georgia Musolino   Matrics refused to be beaten by the fearless Oakdale in this round one rematch, as they defended their winning streak 44-54 in round eight at Priceline Stadium on Friday night.   Both teams showcased their impeccable attack forces in the first quarter. Matrics’ consistent and well-oiled attack at centre passes truly shined, as the ball swiftly travelled from Hein at centre, to to wing attack Nankivell who drove strongly within the goal third to quickly transition...
Wood Panthers triumph nail-biting fight to the finish
Round seven’s nail-biting match between Metro Jets and Wood Panthers was truly a fight to the finish, with Wood Panthers triumphing 50-45 at Priceline Stadium on Thursday night. Whilst the game was occasionally defined by slight clumsiness, both teams still executed intensive play which saw a very back and forth game. Particularly holding Wood Panthers’ team together was their bookend players. Woods Goal shooter Kerr dominated, with her excellent rolls, firm holds and quick dodging past defende...
Round Matrics last quarter surge conquors Garville
Whilst Garville was definitely a force to be reckoned with, Matrics truly proved why they are the reigning premiers, with a last quarter surge to see them defeat Garville 57-44 in round six of the Nine News Netball Cup. The entire Garville team truly shone first quarter, as all players executed extremely smooth play, motivated leads and clean drives which resulted in a number of goals. Maintaining intimidatingly tight pressure upon Matrics’ goal shooter Jeffs was goal keeper Armfield, who skilf...
Contax conquer reigning premiers to steal first place on the ladder
Georgia Musolino  Contax proved revenge is a dish best served cold, downing reigning premiers Matrics by three goals in the 2016 grand final rematch on Friday night at Priceline Stadium.   The heat was immediately on as both teams snapped into play. Initially both teams’ plays were dominated with extremely long and forceful passes directed to their excellent leads, often stretching across each third to avoid close defenders. These were capitalised by effortless goals which were often ...
Matrics fight off comeback from Metro Jets
Georgia Musolino  Reigning premiers, Matrics, have fought off a late surge by Metro Jets, to win three in a row at Priceline Stadium on Friday night, 65-39. Matrics’ stranglehold on the game was evident from the get-go, with their attack moving at lightning speed. Wing attack, Maisie Nankivell, performed great drives and pinpoint feeds into the goalers, who provided different options. Goal attack, Laura Packard, stood firm under the ring ready for lobs, while goal shooter, Brooke Jeffs, da...
Contax fight off a tenacious Tango to secure second win
Contax fought off a relentless Tango to secure their second consecutive win of the season in a nail biter at Priceline Stadium on Friday night.   Contax’s attack instantly impressed, executing long, forceful and direct passes to brilliant leads. However, Tangos’ aggressive defence began to break up the fast-flowing movement, causing the premiership runners up to struggle to maintain possession and transition the ball into the goal ring. Tango’s goal keeper Rapers and goal defence Jones rem...
Matrics overpower plucky Oakdale in season opener
Georgia Musolino  Reigning premiers Matrics proved they are still a force to be reckoned with, fighting off a determined Oakdale in the first round of the Nine News Netball Cup on Friday night at Priceline Stadium, 53-40.   As the game unfolded, an immediate contrast was seen in the teams’ strategies. Matrics’ short, direct passes created swift movement and great flow down the court into attack. Shooters, Brooke Jeffs and Laura Packard, utilised their midcourters’ feds, effectively do...
Round One Preview
The Nine News Netball Cup returns to Priceline Stadium on Friday, 12 May, with reigning premiers Matrics taking on Oakdale in the court one battle. Matrics will be without long-serving captain, Sheree Wingard, who retired last year, but head coach Jacqui Illman is looking forward to seeing what her squad can do this season. “We haven't done much recruiting, given the success of our Reserves and Inter One's last year. I am looking forward to giving opportunities to our club players to continue t...
Turner Heads to Camp
The potential to be an Australian Netball Diamond will be on the mind of Contax’s Maddy Turner when her team takes on Matrics in this Friday night’s Subway Cup semi-final at Netball SA Stadium. Identified as up-and-coming talent, Maddy will join Georgie Virgo (Garville), Kelly Altman (Garville) and Chelsea Lemke (Contax) at the Australian Institute of Sport’s Netball Centre for Excellence camps in September to fast track her development. The circle defender will receive person...
Garville sits in Third
GARVILLE’s fourth quarter fight back has seen it secure a spot in the State Premier Netball finals following its 55-44 win over Woods Panthers on Saturday afternoon at Netball SA Stadium. The margin was narrow at each break with neither team able to break away, however Garville took the jump on Woods after it lost composure to take out the game. The win keeps Garville at third on the table, but it could potentially trade places with Phoenix, who trail narrowly on percentage, if it does no...
Matrics Twice Defeat Reigning Premier
Matrics has narrowly escaped defeat against Contax on Friday night winning by three goals in a skilful and evenly contested tussle at Netball SA Stadium. Matrics took the jump on Contax and were four to one in front early in the match and strong defensive pressure and smooth transitions were evident from both teams. Kelsey William sat goal shooter for Contax scored 12 from 12, while Matrics shots were even between Cody Lange and Laura Packard, sinking seven and eight goals respectively in the f...
Tango's Petty to Make Debut
Hannah Petty will make her eagerly awaited Australian Netball League debut when South Australia’s ‘Southern Force’ team travels to Launceston for the first round of the competition on Saturday. At 17 years old, the agile centre is the youngest player on the side that will contest ten teams that boast some of the nation’s best up-and-coming talent during the eight-round plus finals competition. This weekend Southern Force will take on Tassie Spirit, who aim to better...
Narrow Win For Matrics
BY LUCY CARUSO Matrics narrowly retained their undefeated status in the Subway Cup after defeating Garville in a thrilling 49-48 clash at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night. It was a battle of height at the goal ends, with Matrics’ Sarah Klau keeping it tight against Georgie Virgo in shooter, while Garville keeper Tamika Arias put forth a fierce contest with Matrics’ Shae McGregor. Beautiful positioning by McGregor in the first quarter allowed for a run of lobs into the cir...
Matrics Hold Top Spot
BY CASEY LODGE Undefeated Matrics continue to hold its top spot on the ladder after a convincing 51-37 win over the Newton Jaguars on Friday night at Netball SA Stadium. While the Jags initially dominated the first quarter   a combination of strong defensive pressure from Matrics, coupled with its ball disposal hesitation, saw its lead slip away. Jags circle defenders kept Matrics goal attack Cody Lange and shooter Laura Packard at bay, giving the team a one-goal lead going into the first ...
Contax Claim Classy Win
BY BREE DOWNS-WOOLLEY Contax have cemented second position on the State Premier League ladder following a classy win against Woods Panthers on Friday night at Netball SA Stadium. The teams appeared evenly matched at first, with each team’s defensive halves taking the ball and driving deep into their attacking third. Woods were able to recover from an early Contax mini-break   through the safe shooting hands of Jess Roberts at goal attack, but a second surge in momentum saw Contax tal...
Matrics Continue Winning Streak
BY BREE DOWNS-WOOLLEY Matrics’ powerful third quarter has seen the 2013 runner-up   secure a 17-goal win over Woods Panthers at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night. Both teams were evenly matched and clean defence was characteristic, however Matrics’ ability to goal off most of their turnovers was the difference. Woods goal shooter Jess Roberts kept Woods in the contest, however Matrics maintained composure and boasted a two-goal buffer going into the first break. The second sta...
Woods Upset Garville
BY TAMSIN SCHOLZ A strong fourth quarter has seen Woods Panthers upset Garville by four goals in a hard fought match at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night. The teams were evenly matched most of the game, with neither team able to pull away, however Woods held the upper hand in the final term that ultimately costed Garville the game. An unsettled first quarter saw both teams succumb to preventable errors, but Woods showed good defensive pressure across the court, which saw the team take an early...
Phoenix Fly over Cougars
Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE BY AMELIA DAWKINS   Consistency and timing ensured the Phoenix had a comfortable 29-goal victory over the Cougars at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night.   Phoenix got off to a strong start early on in the game and good defensive pressure created some classy intercepts and pick-ups.   The team then capitalised with brilliant passages of play down the court, and paired with excellent feeding into the circle, it was the recipe for succe...
2015 Accreditation Applications Open
Netball SA’s State Premier Netball Competition (SPNC) is now accepting accreditation applications from all clubs across the state for its 2015 season. Next year’s draw will see the competition move from eight and ten premier and reserves teams respectively to an eight and eight competition. Please read the application for accreditation criteria , and if your are eligible, kindly complete the application for accreditation club form. Please send your completed application to Netball S...
Pipped at the Post
BY LUCY CARUSO Speedy youngster Ash Healy has surged Contax to a 59-47 win over Garville, giving her team another option for more depth in the midcourt. Healy, who started in the goal ring, helped Contax blitz the opening minutes of the first term by putting five goals on the board, however it wasn’t before long that Garville stepped up. Quick passing in and out of the circle by Contax midcourt aided Healy’s quick drives into the ring which left Garville defenders playing catch-up. ...
Fourth Quarter Fight Back
BY BREE DOWNS-WOOLLEY A final quarter power surge has seen the Phoenix come from seven goals behind to claim a 58-57 victory over Tango at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night.   Both teams initially displayed a steady attacking style, with each side applying a mid-court defensive zone at times, however its effectiveness was questionable as few turnovers resulted.   Phoenix goal keeper Luka Thompson played off the body of Tango’s league debutante Jacinta Lycett, giving t...
Woods Panthers Breach Rule
Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Netball SA has found that Woods Panthers Netball Club breached Rule 3.10.1 of the 2014 SPNC Official Rules (“ the Rules ”) by having a Player who was not named on the Team List participate in the Premier League Match between Woods Panthers and 24Fit Tango on 9 May 2014.   As a result of this, and in accordance with the Rule 3.10.1, the match has been awarded to the 24Fit Tango Premier League Team with a 2...
Team errors blamed for Cougars 17-goal loss
BY CASEY LODGE Adelaide Cougars coach Jim Haldane has blamed ‘silly errors’ for his team’s 41-58 loss to Garville at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night. Haldane said that his team was its own worst enemy, but believes the Cougars are not to be discounted as contenders for this year’s Subway Cup. “The girls proved they can do this, they can win it; they’ve just got to believe in themselves now,” Haldane said. Similar to last week, Garville initially...
Jags Claim Second Win
By Tamsin Scholz Defensive pressure across the court has seen the Newton Jaguars claim a 49-43 win over Garville at Netball SA Stadium on Friday night. The Jags were desperate for the win from the get go and their determination saw them six up midway though the first quarter, however as Garville found composure, they upped their tally on the scoreboard. Accurate shooting by the Jaguars' long range shooter Che Revill saw her team take the lead at the first break, but come the second, both sides ...
Reigning Premiers still a Class Act
BY BREE DOWNS-WOOLLEY Contax have proven they’re a class act, kicking off the 2014 Subway Cup season with a win against  Tango 51-46.   Tango goal keeper Sarah Raper was awarded the Vivian Bullwinkel medal for her courage and consistency against the odds; characteristics demonstrated by the WWII nurse. It was goal for goal initially, with both teams opting for a one-to-one defensive structure, however Contax goal shooter Kelsey Williams took some time to find her ...
Vivian Bullwinkel Celebrated at Season Opener
In the eyes of Dierdre Owen OAM, there is no better personal accolade than receiving the Vivian Bullwinkel Medal in Netball SA’s Subway Cup competition. The treasurer of the RSL’s Woman’s Auxiliary in Morphett Vale will present the award that commemorates Bullwinkel – the Kapunda-born sole survivor of the 1942 Banka Island massacre – at the competition’s season opener tomorrow. It will be awarded to a court-one player from either 2013 premiership si...

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