Netballers set for finals rounds
It's a busy time of year for Stanthorpe Netball with the semi finals kicking off this Saturday.
In the intermediate division the Robins will play the Hummingbirds and Doves play Wrens from 10am.
In the senior division the Pearls will take on the Garnets and Sapphires will verse Emeralds from 11am.
Teams are reminded no substitution of players from other teams will be allowed.
The grand finals and the club presentation day will be held on Saturday, September 1.
Four Stanthorpe teams played at the recent Darling Downs Inter district grand finals in Toowoomba.
The Stanthorpe 2 under- 14s impressed by finishing third in their division after a nail-biting semi final.
The team took on Toowoomba in a close game where the lead changed multiple times.
Stanthorpe narrowly missed out on the win with Toowoomba heading to the grand final winning by just two points.
The girls went to the play-offs against Goondiwindi where they rallied for a strong win, finishing third overall.
Although no teams walked away with a trophy, all four teams impressed with their commitment and sportsmanship throughout the carnival.
Stanthorpe Netball recently obtained a grant from the Southern Downs Regional Council and bought four red marquees, each with one wall and printed with Stanthorpe Netball.
These marquees will be invaluable for carnivals the club attends and for events when they return to our Railway St courts.
Stanthorpe Netball has thanked Stanthorpe State High School for allowing players to use their courts while the Railway St facility underwent renovation.
The club has had a strong year of fundraising with a wood raffle, Mother's Day raffle and, most recently, a cannoli drive. The club thanked Grace Testa and Natalie Vedelago for making more than 1000 cannoli.