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Newsletter No.

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BUTTERFLIES BLURBS – ROUND 1 – 26TH MARCH 2011

Butterflies Blurbs – Round Butterflies U8’s – Modies We all had to dust off the winter woolies for the early 8.30am timeslot on Saturday Morning - it was freezing!! The girls & parents were excited to have season 2011 underway...there were nerves as we waited to see if the weather held out and surprisingly it did...let’s hope this good fortune continues for the season. The little butterflies are like a different team than last year - they were moving the ball down the court with the greatest of ease & their shooting nothing less than amazing. All the girls played so well and had a convincing 15-0 win over the saints (in defence of the other team it was their first ever game). Both the defence & attack were great. Big congrats to Jemma who put on a perfect shooting display (she shot about 5 goals) and the look of surprise each time she got one got better & better. Jemma is the inaugural winner of our girl of the game trophy. Congratulations Jemma. Looking forward to next week. Cath x Butterflies U10’s

17th March 2011

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Butterflies U9’s – Modies What a game!!!!! The much anticipated beginning of the netball season was a triumph for all. Friday night and Saturday morning saw the usual rain and it was with trepidation that the girls got dressed with the thought in the back of their minds will we play or not. Luckily the showers held off. Heffron was its usual chaos of parking that is, anywhere you can find a spot. The excitement was felt by all the girls and parents alike. The game began and went to the oppositions end, but the Butterflies retrieved the ball back and set it flying to our end and that was the beginning of the end. The Butterflies defence was unstoppable thanks to Elyse and Poppy who made it impossible for the other team to score a goal. On the attack we had goals by Ella, Chloe and Holly. We welcome back Abi and also hope that Genevieve and Jemima enjoyed their first experience of netball. Well done to the whole team their overall defence by all players was fantastic. Our player of the match was Holly, congratulations, keep up the good work. Can’t wait for next week.

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A huge welcome back and congratulations to the u10 butterflies for their gallant efforts against the all stars in the pouring rain. Each player showed determination and resilience, continuing the fight right to the last whistle. Super coach Jenny guided and directed the girls throughout the game and has identified areas to work on in coming weeks. Their broad smiles and positive attitudes despite the conditions are a true reflection of how much this team loves playing together. Girl of the game was presented to Zoe for her excellent defence - well done.

Butterflies Under 12’s What a wonderful start to the season! Our 12's team returned to 2011 playing Division 1, with a great win against Mascot, 27 to 9. We welcome Sara Downey back to our team after a years break but she played like she has never left. The girls played so well together and showed what a great team they are. We are looking forward to a successful season ahead. If they play each week like they did on Saturday we should have a very competitive race to the finals! Janeece

Jennifer Walker


Butterflies Newsletter No. 4… pg 2

Butterflies Blurbs – Rnd 1 Butterflies U13’s Purple What a brilliant way to start the season. With the weather not knowing whether it was going to rain or shine we were all on tender hooks, but it mostly held off for a great game. It was fantastic to see how well everyone gelled and worked together. As I was scoring, I had the other team manager next to me. He was telling me that they had a couple of new team members and consequently they were not being passed the ball much. We certainly didn't have that problem with our group. The girls worked together as though they'd been doing so for seasons. Despite the strong wind, the girls passed really well and those lobs had enough power to flit from butterfly to butterfly rather than be pushed by the wind. Emer was especially on fire, moving well around her part of the court, fighting for the ball and never giving up. Ellie also had a great game and is awarded player of the week for her great goal shooting, intercepting and rebounds. In the first two quarters we scored 11 goals, and held them off to nil. The last two quarters Dina played around with the girls, letting them play in various positions, and we scored 4 goals to their 6. So the final score was 15-6. So, good work, girls, keep it up!

Butterflies U13’s Blue 13's Blue hit the ground running on Saturday (putting their training into practice) and defeated the Coogee Dolphins 42-8. The score reflected the low error rate of our girls and the accuracy of their shooting, notably Brooke Emerson scoring 25 out of 35 attempts. She was well supported in the shooting circle by Holly Mori and Sarah McCormick, with Emma McGuigan, Caitlin Duffus and Montana Walters providing excellent drive in attack and close defence through the centre court. Our defenders were strong throughout the game and had plenty of work to do, the low score of the opposition credit to Sinead Docherty and Shanelle Peeti who picked up lots of loose ball and spectacular intercepts. Shanelle Peeti is the player of the week as she showed great leadership as Captain and in leading the warm up. Shanelle played a strong, efficient game with a smile on her face throughout the match. A big special thanks to Tatum Sinclair-Harris who stepped up to fill in for Jenny's 14's team, who were short of players, showing great club spirit. Looking forward to round 2. Marianne McCormick


Butterflies Newsletter No. 4… pg 3 Butterflies Blurbs – Rnd 1 Butterflies U14’s What a fantastic start to the season for the 14’s. Our first time in playing together as a team, all girls need to be praised for their consistent efforts this week. Up against Randwick Rugby with mostly representative players, our Butterflies girls hung in till the end. A huge thanks to Tatum for playing up from the 13’s and to our girl of the game, Girl of the Game went to Rosie for some very skilful defence!!! Defeated by Randwick 37– 18.

Butterflies Inters – Purple The Inters looked like they were having way too much fun in the first half of the match against Randwick Rugby 13 last Saturday. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that the vast majority of their opponents were also friends off the court??? Whatever!!! But…..the score line at half time at 11-3 (Randwicks’ way) was enough to fire up our girls into really playing top quality netball. The Inters crawled their way back into the third quarter, nudging ahead by three, four, five, six goals, only to have Randwick Rugby sneak back up again. It was left to a fantastic defence team of Amy, Grace, Holly, Jaci, Kate and Elli, keeping the opponent’s goals to a bare minimum. Of course, our brilliant goal shooters –Alex and Brenna were instrumental in just popping those goals in just when the team needed them! A very warm welcome to Grace and Amy who have joined the Inters team. Also, Girl of the Game was Kate Solomonson. Congratulations Kate. Congratulations girls on a cliff hanger game – it was nail biting, absolutely exhilarating and entirely entertaining! With the final score 23 - 22 Butterflies way. Looking forward to your game this week against Randwick Rugby 12. Go Butterflies!!!

Inters Blue – No Blurb due to Bye last Saturday … Looking forwarding to getting out on the court and seeing you play girls. …….. Finally after all this time.. Have fun and Enjoy it. !!!


Butterflies Newsletter No. 4… pg 4

Team

Time

Verses

Court

8’s 9’s 10’s 12’s 13’s P 13’s B 14’s Inters P Inters B (K)

8.30 10.25 9.05 10.25 11.45 11.45 11.45 2.45 11.45

Marrickville RSL Allstars 42 Marrickville RSL Allstars 39 Mascot 24 Randwick Rugby 12 Green Randwick Rugby 13 White Marrickville RSL Allstars 20 St Clares 8 Randwick Rugby 12 Randwick Rugby 15

30 32 3 3 5 3 15 20 24

Card Collect

Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Please be at Court 15mins before your Game starts, Managers don’t forget to collect the score card if team name appears 1st on the draw for that week.

Wet Weather Info.

YOUR TEAM MANAGER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA SMS IF GAMES OR TRAININGS ARE CANCELLED AND THEY WILL THEN IN TURN CONTACT THEIR TEAM. MANAGERS PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR TEAMS MOBILE NOS IN YOUR PHONE. . THANKYOU


Butterflies Newsletter No. 4… pg 5

UMPIRES, COACH’S AND MANAGERS CORNER Thank you to all our girls and mums that are Umpiring, Coaching and Managing for Butterflies this year, we really appreciate it. Please take the time to read the attached PDF file re: Basic Rules of Netball

UMPIRES ROSTER 2011 Team Under 8’s Under 9’s Under 10’s Under 12’s Under 13’s Purple Under 13’s Blue Under 14’s Inters Purple Inters Blue

Umpire Jo Davison Jaci Fiala Brenna Millward Holly Gooch Jaci Fiala Taylor Brooke Morrissey Brooke Morrissey Michele Law

Time 8.30am 10.25am 9.05am 10.25am 11.45am 11.45am 11.45am 1.20 / 2.45pm 11.45am

Manager Cath McDonald Christine Champion Bronwyn Towning Annette Mazzeri Michele Ardon Rebecca Sinclair-Harris Lisa Ellis Annette Mazzeri Melinda Gardiner & Jane Ryan

Umpires, If we don’t communicate with you on the Saturday, Please confirm that you have completed your umpiring duties each week via email so we can pay you. And if you cant make your umpiring duty, please contact Committee ASAP so we can organise a replacement.

2011 Butterflies Training Schedule – REMINDER !!!!!! Butterflies Team Name

Training Day

Training Time

Coach/s

8 Yrs

Monday

3.30 - 430pm

Jo Davison

9 Yrs

Wednesday

4.00 – 5.00pm

Jaci Fiala

10 Yrs **

Thursday

3.30 - 4.30pm

JennyM / Elli Smith

12 Yrs

Monday

5.00 – 6.00pm

Jenny M

13 Purple

Monday

5.00 – 6.00pm

Dina G/Jenny M

13 Blue

Tuesday

5.30 - 6.30pm

Marianne Mc

14 Yrs

Thursday

4.30 - 5.30pm

Jenny M

Inters Blue (Kincoppal)

Friday

3.30 - 4.30pm

Michele Law + 1 other

Inters Purple

Monday

6.00 – 7.00pm

Jenny M

VERY IMPORTANT TO ALL PLAYERS…Please txt or phone your TEAM MANAGER 

If you are going to be absent or late for training

If you know of any dates you are going to be away in advance during the season


Butterflies Newsletter No. 4 … pg 6 IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES 2011 COMPETITION STARTS ROUND 1 , 26TH MARCH 2011

COMPETITION FINISHES ROUND 14, 30TH JULY 2011

SEMI FINALS, FINAL, GRAND FINAL DATES – SEMI FINAL – 6TH AUGUST 2011 FINAL – 13TH AUGUST 2011 GRAND FINAL - 20TH AUGUST 2011 Please Note: If Round 14 (Sat 30th July 2011) is cancelled due to wet weather these games will be played on Sat 6th August 2011 so therefore the Semi Finals, final and Grand Final will be put back one week.

COACHES CLINIC – Foundation Course – 22nd May Development Course – 24th July Nomination Forms will be available from round 1. Please note each course has compulsory prerequisites which are detailed in the nomination form. You Must be 15 years of age and have done the online coaching programme as well as the online theory Umpires Exam

UMPIRES – Level 1 Umpires Course 19th June 2011 @ 9am - 12noon at Heffron Park It is important for our club to get as many Mums Dad and Teenagers to learn Umpiring as it will make our Club run more efficiently. See more information on Umpires in this newsletter below.

RNA COUNCIL MEETING MEETINGS –

DATES TO REMEMBER.

AT LEAST 1 REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH CLUB IS REQUIRED AT MEETING

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ALL MEETINGS START @ 7.30PM DATES SET ASIDE FOR 2011 ARE :

May 18, Jul 20

A fine of $50 and a loss of 1 competition point per team will be imposed for non attendance at the meeting, and the fine must be paid before any team takes the court the following Saturday.


Butterflies Newsletter No. 4 … pg 7 One Shop Duty down & Two to Go…. Thank you to the girls that volunteered your time last Saturday – heard it was not as quiet and easy as we originally thought.. with the coffee machine breaking… lucky you only had to do 30mins…. Thanks again we really appreciate it.

********SHOP DUTY ROSTER******** Date

Time

Team

26th March

8.30 – 9.05 (35min)

8yrs Modies & 10 yrs

14th May 14th May

11.45 – 12.30 (45min) 12.30 – 1.15 (45min)

13yrs Purple & Blue 14’s & Inters Blue (K)

We are very lucky this year only to receive 3 timeslots in the whole season       

Each Team Manager is to organise 2 volunteers per team for their session Shop Duty is to be organised before the required date. RNA requires a total of 4 volunteers to be rostered on at a time. RNA set the shop duty dates and they cannot be changed. Fines will apply to those fail to fill role. If you have trouble filling the duty please email butterflies netball ASAP No one under the age of 17 is required to volunteer for shop duty.

JUST IN TIME FOR THE COLDER WEATHER PLEASE FIND THE WINTER WOOLLIES ORDER FORM AS AN ATTACHEMENT TO THIS NEWSLETTER. IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR GIRLS THE CLUB WINTER WOOLLIES GEAR YOU WILL NEED TO ORDER READY FOR THE COLD SEASON


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