Monto Fever vs Mundubbera Tigers at Round 3 of the Central Burnett Challenge in Gayndah.
Monto Fever vs Mundubbera Tigers at Round 3 of the Central Burnett Challenge in Gayndah. Alex Treacy

Monto juniors dominate at CBC netball

MONTO'S junior netballers have dominated at Round 3 of the Central Burnett Challenge netball carnival in Gayndah on Sunday, with four of its six teams remainign undefeated throughout the day.

U15 Fever recorded four wins, U12 Pretty Snazzy five wins, U10 Emojis two wins and two draws, and U10B Blue Lightning four wins, while U12 Misfits recorded five losses and U10B Pink Lightning two wins and two losses.

Monto Netball Association secretary Tara Harm said it was a "great day" for the juniors.

"All our teams played amazingly well throughout the day and are continuously impressing their coaches with both their individual and team improvements throughout the season thus far," she said.

"These carnivals are a great initiative each year, helping our junior players develop their netball talents playing in a competitive setting that our small towns cannot offer by themselves.

"They also give our junior umpires an opportunity to learn and progress at a level they feel comfortable with while building their confidence toward higher goals."

Ms Harm was full of praise for Monto umpires Ebony Kelly, Tameesha Pope and Holly Cook, especially Ms Cook, who umpired her first U12 game and also her first solo U10 game.

Meanwhile, Gayndah Netball Association secretary said the Challenge is heading towards a "nail-biting" conclusion in Monto on September 1, with only one point separating the three teams at the top of the ladder at the conclusion of Round 3.

"The division to keep an eye on at Monto carnival will be the U15s," Ms Duncan said.

"These are very competitive teams with not just one team winning.

"Who wins overall will be who wins in Monto.

"The games have been really exciting to watch as these teams put everything into the games."

Ms Duncan said players did well to stay sharp during the unseasonally warm weather.

In positive news for Gayndah, they managed to put together an extra team for Round 3: the U10B Dubbs Cubs, joining the two Monto teams in that division.

The U10B division is made up of the youngest U10 players.

Mundubbera Netball Association was also contacted for comment.


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