Amazing champs

In the finals: Northam's 17 and Under team in action on the court during the long weekend's annual Smarter than Smoking Association Championships. Photo: supplied.
In the finals: Northam's 17 and Under team in action on the court during the long weekend's annual Smarter than Smoking Association Championships. Photo: supplied.

The long weekend saw the Northam Netball Association Country Week teams travel to Perth for the Annual Smarter than Smoking Association Championships.  

This year Northam sent five teams, girls from 13 & Under to 17 & Under and for the first time Boys were included in the Championships. Northam was extremely proud to have a boys 14 & Under team in the inaugural competition.  

Only competing on the Saturday, the boys had a heavy program of six games over the course of the day, with no final the day would be decided on the top of the ladder. Going into the last game our boys needed the win to claim the trophy. Proving themselves as winners the boys played a great final game and convincingly claimed the title, a testament to the hard work put in by the boys, their coaches and their parents in supporting them. 

It was a highlight for our entire squad to be a part of the presentation held during quarter time of West Coast Fever game at the Perth Arena.  

Well done to the hard-working coaches, who put in the hours prior to the competition...

Ashlea Owczarski-Moss

The rest of the weekend played out well for the Association with the 17 & Under and 15 & Under teams making finals, the 15’s team convincingly winning their game.  

Well done to the hard-working coaches, who put in the hours prior to the competition; without their dedication, the results would not be possible. We thank the parents who enabled the girls to stay the weekend, from chaperones to those who scored and timed over the weekend.  

The Association would also like to thank our sponsors who once again generously supported us, providing all squad members with training shirts. To Avon Valley Nissan, Subway Northam and Northam Mitre 10 we are very appreciative. Northam Netball asks you to support these local businesses as they generously support our community.