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CADO keeping Netball alive in Calliaqua

CADO keeping Netball alive in Calliaqua


The Calliaqua Area Development Organistaion (CADO) is keeping the sport of Netball alive in Calliaqua.

CADO, last Sunday afternoon opened its 2009 edition of the Minors Construction Calliaqua Netball Competition at the Calliaqua Hard Court.{{more}}

Despite a poor showing by some of the registered teams, and a late start, also occasioned by the late arrival of those who saw the ceremony as unnecessary, the proceedings got going with the march into the venue from the nearby Coast Guard Base entry roadway.

But it was the young players from New Era Pepper Stars and Youth For Net who took to the court fully attired with a full complement, as several seasoned players, including national players, watched from the bleachers, with some openly voicing that they do not take part in the March.

And, Pepper Stars was awarded for their resplendent turn out, copping the Best Dressed Team Award, with Youth For Net stashing the second place.

Calliaqua United claimed the Best Banner Award, followed by Pepper Stars in second position.

Pepper Stars was in winner’s row in an exhibition match to kick-start the competition. They outpointed Youth For Net 21-14, as many got their first taste of real competitive Netball.

The Bond for League Trophy was won by the star-studded TRAC One, which beat Crystals One 38 to 19.

These matches were preceded by addresses from President of CADO, Foster Hannibald, President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association, Doris Mc Intosh, and Cuthbert Noel, a member of the East St. George Council, who deputised for area representative Clayton Burgin.

All three speakers zeroed in on the need for discipline throughout the competition.

The competition got off in earnest on Monday, with a Division Two fixture, as Crystals Two scored 32 to Calliaqua United’s 26.

But on Tuesday, the plague showed up, as Crystals One lost to Bop Clinchers by default, as it was reported that the former turned up almost an hour after the scheduled 5:30 p.m. start.

Matches begin 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, with double-headers set for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

However, on Saturdays and Sundays, the first match starts at 5p.m.