NNL update

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Boro game times for this Friday night, all games at RMIT:

  • Greensborough 1 v Lakeside 1, 7pm
  • Greensborough 2 – BYE
  • Greensborough 3 v Epping 1, 7pm
  • Greensborough 4 v Epping 2, 7.50pm

Greensborough 1 are currently sitting in third position of the section one ladder.  Greensborough 3 are sitting top of the section four ladder and Greensborough 4 are top of the section seven ladder.

Only five games to go till NNL season 2015 finals.

Go Boro!

Boro raises funds for the NBCF

nbcf--logoLast Wednesday, the Greensborough Netball Club held a Health and Well-being night in place of our usual netball training session.

All Boro players and coaches were asked to make a $5 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) upon entry and raffle tickets were sold to raise additional funds.  All funds that were raised have been donated directly to the NBCF, with the current total at $236 (correct as of 08/07/2015).

If you would like to donate, please do so via NBCF Go Fundraise GNC.

The night commenced with a talk on sports nutrition by Boro’s own Team One Captain, Bianca who has recently completed her nutrition studies.  Bianca spoke about the importance of fueling your body prior & post games/training, and the right combinations of fuel and hydration.

Boro’s favourite Physio, Julz Allan from Alphington Sports Medicine and the Athlete Advantage was also in attendance, taking each team through crucial exercises for Netball, including core strength, landing and balance drills.  Alphington Sports Medicine provides 10% off for all NFL and NNL players as well as a vital concussion service on the weekends.

Ebony Korkie, Boro’s Myotherapist from Untangled Living located at Rivers of Yarrambat, took each team through a session of using foam rollers and the general importance of looking after your body pre & post netball.

The event was fantastic and Boro would like to thank our sponsors for the night, who graciously donated prizes for the raffle:

NBCF-thankyou

 

NNL Round 8 results

We are well into the NNL season and Boro played four games last Friday night and won all four. The ladders:

  • Greensborough 1 in second place in section 1
  • Greensborough 2 in fourth place in section 2
  • Greensborough 3 in second place in section 4
  • Greensborough 4 in first place in section 7

This coming Friday night is the inter-league game v Southern Football Netball League at Parade College from 7pm. Boro has one coach and five representative players (out of a squad of 20).

Go Boro!

GNC learn defensive skills from the best

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The Greensborough Netball Club had the pleasure of hosting Melbourne Vixen Geva Mentor at a special training session for our 2015 players last week.

Standing at 188cm, Geva is the starting Goal Keeper for the 2014 ANZ Championship premiership winning Vixens and also plays in the England national team. Geva’s impressive list of netball achievements include:

  • ANZ Championship All Star GK (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Melbourne Vixens MVP (2012, 2014), Melbourne Vixens R/UP MVP (2013)
  • Top of the table in Intercepts and Deflections in the ANZ Championship (2013)
  • ANZ Championship premiership – Melbourne Vixens (2014)
  • ANZ Championship premiership – Adelaide Thunderbirds (2010)
  • ANZ Championship Grand Finalists – Adelaide Thunderbirds (2009), Melbourne Vixens (2012)
  • Commonwealth Games (England) (2002,2006,2010, 2014)
  • World Netball Championships (England) (2003,2007,2011)

After the success of GNC winning the Northern Netball Leagues Section Two Premiership last season, the key focus of this special training session was defence as we continue to work through our preseason training themes.

Assistant Coach Natalie Jolley says, “Geva was amazing and all defenders should take note from what they learnt. It’s clear that she’s a natural coach and she took time out to speak with almost every one of our 40 players and provide valuable one on one feedback.”

GNC’s four teams were divided into two squads, with each squad being coached by Geva for 40 minutes in a number of footwork, defence and timing drills.

GNC President Jacqui Martin says, “Geva was an absolute pleasure to have at training and it was an invaluable experience for our club to have someone of such a high international standard to teach our netballers who range in age from 15 right through to late 30’s. She was lovely, encouraging and you can easily see why she is one of the World’s favourite netballers.”

Anyone interested in hosting a Melbourne Vixen netballer at a club training session should contact Stacey O’Neill, Programs Development Manager at Netball Victoria by phone: 03 9321 2271 or email stacey.oneill@netballvic.com.au.

GNC would like to thank Geva Mentor, Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens for this wonderful opportunity.

Anyone interested in playing at GNC should contact the club via email info@greensboroughnc.com.au

The 2015 Northern Netball League season officially commences on Friday 10th April 2015.

Photo credits: Jessica Hart.
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NNL Summer League Finals

The NNL regular home and away season finished off last Friday night with Boro retaining their second spot on the ladder after a 36-19 win over West Ivanhoe.  The top four ladder finished:

  1. Heat 1, 11 games played, 11 wins and 265%
  2. Greensborough, 12 games played, 9 wins, 2 losses, 1 forfeit and 170%
  3. Bundoora Comets, 12 games played, 8 wins, 4 losses and 105%
  4. Whittlesea 1, 12 games played, 6 wins, 5 losses, 1 forfeit and 99%

The semi finals kick off this Friday night at Parade College at 7pm.

  • 1 v 4 – Heat 1 v Whittlesea 1
  • 2 v 3 – Greensborough v Bundoora

Come along and support the girls!

Go Boro!

2015 Training

Compulsory training continues this Wednesday night, 11th February for new and returning players.

Please be ready to hit the court at 8pm sharp at St Helena Secondary College, Wallowa Road, Eltham North. Details about 2015 playing and training venues can be viewed here. Still haven’t filled in your 2015 registration form?  Please complete online here.

What’s coming up for GNC in February?

  • 7pm Friday 13th at Parade College, second placed Boro takes on first placed Heat I in the NNL Summer League
  • 7pm Friday 27th at Parade College, NNL Summer League semi finals
  • 8am Saturday 28th at Masters Preston (85 Chifley Drive), Fundraising BBQ for the club.

Any questions? Email us at info@greensboroughnc.com.au

See you all soon!

2015 Preseason

The 2015 NNL campaign for Greensborough Netball Club officially kicks off next Wednesday night, 4th February with our trials for new players as well as compulsory training for our returning 2014 players.

Please be ready to hit the court at 8pm sharp at St Helena Secondary College, Wallowa Road, Eltham North. Details about 2015 playing and training venues can be viewed here.

All players MUST have completed their online 2015 registration form before taking the court.

Any questions? Email us at info@greensboroughnc.com.au

See you all soon!