2015 NNL Section Four Premiers

2015 PremiersFriday night, 11 September saw Greensborough 3 take on Lalor 1 in the section four grand final showdown.

Throughout the season, these teams met twice in the regular season with a win apiece, Lalor finished top and Greensborough second on the ladder, and in the first final, Lalor took the chocolates winning 34 to 17.

Undeterred, Boro had the tough road to make the Grand Final.  Taking on the dark horses of section four, Whittlesea 3 in the Preliminary Final, Boro won it’s way through the Grand Final by six goals.

During the Grand Final, Lalor lead all game until the last quarter.  The scores at each quarter break:

  • Quarter time: 8-11 to Lalor
  • Half time: 14-19 to Lalor
  • Three quarter time: 22-26 to Lalor

final scoreHowever, the girls kept their heads, kept fighting and winning both the third and fourth quarters to take the game on and win the Grand Final by two goals.

  • Final score: Greensborough 3 – 31 to Lalor 1 – 29
  • Best on: Boro’s Thea Nicolaou

A huge thanks goes out to our coaches and players that worked tirelessly throughout the season since February to make it to this point.

And another huge thanks to our sponsors, Aspire, the Pancake Parlour, Anytime Fitness Greensborough & Diamond Creek and Essential Beauty Greensborough.

And last but certainly not least, thank you to our supporters who helped us get over the line on Friday night.

Go Boro.  2015 Premiers!

2015 GNC Captains and Vice Captains

GNC announced their Captains and Vice Captains on Saturday night at our season opener. And they are:

GNC Team one (section one)
Captain – Bianca Power
Vice – Sharna Enright

GNC Team two (section two)
Captain – Francesca Hickman
Vice – Karina Salmon

GNC Team three (section four)
Captain – Lauren Hall
Vice – Belinda Giouskos

GNC Team four (section six)
Captain – Michelle Thomson
Vice – Simone Chenoweth

Congrats to all, well deserved by all recipients.

Round one starts Friday night, 10th April. The countdown is on! 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 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!

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 !