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ASCO Netball Competition opens in style

ASCO Netball Competition opens in style

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The 18th edition of the Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organisation (ASCO) Netball Competition, got going last Saturday at the Gomea Methodist School hard court.{{more}}

The Opening Ceremony was addressed by President of the ASCO, Dennisford Foster, President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association, Godfrey Harry, as well as Minister of State in the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Youth, Sports, etc. Cecil Mc Kie.

Harry asked of the participating teams “to play simple and love the game”.

“I therefore urge the organisers of this tournament, you the spectators, the competing teams and the entire community, to get back to the love of Netball and believe me; we will see marked improvements in Netball throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines”.

Mc Kie, in his presentation, reiterated government’s position to again put the National Stadium back on the front burner and shared the proposal to transform the Girls’ High School and Arnos Vale hard courts, into indoor facilities.

Nineteen teams stashed in three divisions are vyeing for championship honours.

In Division One are ASCO 1, ASCO 2, ASCO 3, ASCO 4, A J Block Making, Ian Allen Secret Clickers, Clinchers 1, CC’s Crystals, Gatorade Eagles, Pace Setters, and Yanja Young Strugglers.

In Division Two are Bop Clinchers, Budgmart Bustas, Evesham Development Organisation, Gairy’s Construction Glad Tidings Tabernacle, Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem and Vets.

Clinchers 2, ASCO 5, and ASCO 6, make up the teams in Division 3.

ASCO One will defend both the League and Knock Out titles in Division One, with Clinchers Two returning as the reigning double champions in Division Two and ASCO 3, did likewise in last year’s competition in Division Three.

Clickers won the Best Dressed competition with Nar Fren Dem second and third Glad Tidings Tabernacle.

In the Best Banner segment, Nar Fren Dem was adjudged winner, with Young Strugglers taking the second spot and Clickers emerging third.

Two exhibition matches followed Saturday’s formalities. Young Strugglers whipped AJ Block Making Ian Allen Secret Clickers 42 to 22 and Pace Setters beat a select team 47-32. (RT)

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