After two days of fast paced action and displays of extreme athleticism, the netball has wrapped up at the ClubsNSW Academy Games for another year.
Overall the thirteen teams put on a great performance and there were some great netball moments on the final day of the Games.
The crowd lifted to their feet and cheered heavily when the much-anticipated match between Western Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) and Sydney Netball Academy (SNA) started.
The girls stepped onto the court to face each other in round 24 and at this point each team had won all but one match in the Games.
The girls were so immersed in the game that when the final horn blew many of the girls immediately turned to the officials and asked, “What’s the score!?”
SNA came out on top with a narrow win, 18-17.
The atmosphere was electric when rival teams Illawarra and Hunter met in the last round. Both teams have played great netball in the Games but Hunter proved too strong, winning 16-15
Our Kiwi friends from St Margarets put on a terrific effort at their very first Academy Games. The girls encountered some strong competitors over the weekend but also had a few solid wins.
The last game of the day for St Margarets is not how the girls wanted to finish the day, losing to SNA 22-7, but the Academy Games has been a great experience and opportunity for the team to display its talents.
All the girls should be proud of the efforts they put into each match over the weekend. It is clear the ClubsNSW Academy Games continues to bring together the most talented players from across NSW.