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Joyous end for Mitres, Maple juniors

Joyous end for Mitres, Maple juniors


The 2016 Flow National Netball Club Tournament ended last Wednesday evening at the Kingstown Netball Centre in joy for Western Union Mitres and SVG General Services Maple.

The tournament closed off with the Knockout Finals of Division One and Division Four.{{more}}

For the third year in a row, Mitres attained the double. They did so by ousting Twilight X-Ceed Sports Club to again win the Knockout competition.

Mitres led throughout, 14-10, 26-20, 41-31 and finally closed off the one- way traffic, 55-43.

Before them, SVG General Services Maple had disposed of Dr Ackie Pacers in a lopsided affair, which brought smiles to the 65-year-old Maple Club.

When the final whistle came, Maple had thumped their opponents 45-13.

Apart from taking the Division Four knockout, SVG General Services Maple was adjudged the overall Most Disciplined Team.

These were in addition to copping the Best Dressed and Best Banner awards, when the tournament opened on March 19.

Named the Most Improved Team was Prime Consulting 3 J’s Valley Strikers.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association Doris Mc Intosh called on the players to lift their game.

“There is no doubt in my mind that we must make huge efforts to lift our game to raise the standard of play… Ladies, there is the urgent need for you all to build a certain inherent capacity for winning at all times… You must become hungry for success… You must always strive to play better than your last game,” Mc Intosh reminded the netballers.

Mc Intosh therefore implored the players that “winning is key” and advised “You can only win if you practise, practise, practise and learn the rules of the game… It is all I ask of you.”

Twenty–eight teams, four in Division One, nine in Division Two, along with eight in Division Three and seven in Division Four, contested this year’s tournament.(RT)