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.

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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!

2014-15 NNL Summer League update

The 2014-15 NNL Summer League returns on Friday 30th January 2015.

The top four ladder currently stands as:

1. Heat 1, seven wins, 0 losses, 297%
2. Greensborough, six wins, 2 losses, 185%
3. Bundoora Comets, six wins, 2 losses, 117%
4. West Ivanhoe, four wins, four losses, 83%

With only four games remaining before finals, second placed Boro plays all of the teams in the current top four:

7pm Friday 30th January v Bundoora Comets
7.45pm Friday 6th February v Whittlesea 2
7pm Friday 13th February v Heat 1
7.45pm Friday 20th February v West Ivanhoe

Come down and cheer on the girls! Go Boro!

NNL Summer League update

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The Boro had another big win on Friday night over Heat II which has seen us move up the ladder.

The top four now consists of Heat I sitting top with an awesome percentage of 290, Bundoora Comets sitting in second with 136%, Boro in third with 142% thanks to our fantastic shooters Megs and Thea and West Ivanhoe in fourth with 101%.

This Friday night is the last game of the 2014 portion of the summer league season and see’s the Boro take on West Ivanhoe at 7pm on court 2 at Parade College.

Would love to see the Boro faithful get down and support us this Friday night

Go Boro!

Want to be part of the Boro for 2015?

Join usGNC are currently seeking applications for additional coaching staff, sponsors and players for the 2015 season.

Coaches

All GNC coaches must have their Foundation Coaching accreditation obtained prior to 30th June 2015. If interested please email your application letter, coaching CV and relevant coaching certificates to info@greensboroughnc.com.au

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the club for 2015?  Please contact us for a 2015 Sponsorship pack.

Players

All players must be available on Wednesday nights from February to September for weekly compulsory training sessions and be available on Friday nights from late March to September for weekly matches.  If you are interested, can commit and are over 15 years of age, please fill in and submit our online registration form. New players will need to attend selection trials in early 2015.

NNL and NFL Best and Fairest

Last night the NNL and NFL held the Best and Fairest count for the 2014 season.  Greensborough Netball Club had two players in attendance knowing they had both polled within the top five of their respective section.

Thea from our section seven team, a solid shooter that had a fantastic season, polled exceedingly well for her first NNL season of netball.  Thea was named in third place, gathering 17 votes from the NNL umpires during the season.  This is an exceptional achievement for a classy player that only started playing netball in February this year after making the transition over from soccer.

Sharna from our premiership winning section two team, played every minute of every game in season 2014 and captained the team from the GK anchor all year.  Sharna made the transition to GNC from the Euroa Football Netball Club in the Goulburn Valley Football Netball League, where she played at the top level for the last few seasons as a shooter.  In her first year of the NNL, Sharna also polled exceptionally well with the umpires and finished the count in second place.

Also last night, GFC’s premiership winning ruckman, Michael Hooper, finished in third place of the NFL’s Best and Fairest to cap off a great season.

The Football Club also had four players listed in the 2014 team of the year, Daniel McLinden, Tim Bongetti, Matthew Hyde and Michael Hooper along with the coach of the year our coach Robert Hyde.

Congratulations to all the Greensborough players and coaches on this fantastic achievement to top off 2014 as the Year of the Boro!

This Friday night is the club’s Best and Fairest count, stay tuned for the results live from our Facebook page.

Go Boro !

2014 NNL Section Two PREMIERS

2014 NNL Section Two Premiers GNCGreensborough team two, finished second on the ladder after the 2014 home and away season to Northcote Park.  Both teams met in the 2014 NNL Section Two Grand Final, last Friday night at Parade College.

The Boro girls took the court in the opening quarter with steely determination. The midcourt, lead by Sammy, Jess and Karina kept firing the ball into the Boro shooters and starting GS Megan wasn’t missing.  The first quarter was dominated by the boro, with all seven players on court pulling together to keep the ball in boro’s possession.  Quarter time saw Boro leading Northcote Park 8-4.  Coach, Sharon Ashworth made the change to rest the players, putting on Super Chan into GS, and Olivia into the midcourt.  The start of the second quarter was tight and Northcote came back to within a goal, but the girls quickly snuffed out the Northcote momentum and came back with some super shots, and some fantastic intercepts from Team Captain Sharna in GK, and Francesca in GD and at halftime the girls were up 14-11.

The halftime break was disrupted by three Bundoora Football Players showing up in netball dresses and got a laugh from the crowd.

The third quarter saw the return of Megan to GS and the continuation of GA Issy shooting long bomb goals at whim. A quick succession of goals saw the Boro increase the lead to six goals, 23-17.  The last quarter saw Super Chan return to GS and fire off some quick goals, with the boro never giving away a lead, however the Northcote Park girls got some late goals in.  The game ended with Boro winning their very first Premiership, final score 29-25.

Congratulations to all our Section Two players and coach Sharon Ashworth.  They had a fantastic season, and a good battle with Northcote Park all year.

Go Boro!

 

 

2014 NNL section seven runners up

2014-NNL-DIV-7-RUNNERS-UPGreensborough team five took on the highly fancied North Heidelberg in the Northern Netball Leagues, section seven Grand Final last Friday night at Parade College.  The girls went into the game not having beaten North all year and finishing second on the ladder to North’s first place.

The game started off goal for goal, with both GS for each team starring.  North took awhile to get going but half way through the first quarter their GS was shooting goals from everywhere and not missing.  To Boro’s credit, we kept pace with North and at quarter time were only a goal down, 5-6 Norths way.  The second quarter started off with some quick successful shots from North’s super shooter, and they increased their lead.  Halftime saw a regrouping of the players and some direction from coach Sharon Ashworth.

The Boro girls came back on the court in the third quarter with some fire and half way through the third quarter, got the score back to 14-16 North’s way.  Just before three quarter time, a few handy turnovers from Norths GD who went on to take out MVP of the match, pushed the ball back into North’s circle and they capitalised with a few quick goals, bringing the score up to 17-22 Norths way.  The boro girls kept the fight going during the last quarter, but unfortunately went down to North in the end, final score 19-28.

Team five largely consisted of new players to the Boro this year, and with hard work and dedication made it right through to the Grand Final.  Congratulations on a fabulous season.  Bring on 2015!