Teams make Broome proud at North West challenge

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Broome’s representatives shone at the North West Netball Championships last week, with two of the six teams returning with premiership medallions.

A group of 80 players, coaches, officials and supporters travelled on a specially chartered flight to Karratha for the championships to compete against some of the best players from across the region, from June 15-17.

Broome’s division 1 side went into extra time in the grand final against Karratha, but emerged victorious with a score of 75-64, with six of the team members later being named in the all-stars team.

The 14-and-under team had a very successful outing, going undefeated the entire championship and edging Port Hedland by just one point in the grand final.

Each of the other Broome teams finished second or third in their respective divisions.

Broome Netball Association tournament director Christie Milenkovic said she was impressed with the improvement and effort of the junior sides over the weekend.

“The girls really enjoyed the challenge of a weekend playing quality netball against tough opposition,” she said.

“We are very proud of our team and officials and how they presented themselves in Karratha.”

A total of 13 players from Broome were also selected to attend a junior development camp in Karratha next month.

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