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GALLERY: ‘Impressed with them all’: Aplin lauds Thunder talent after HeartKids Cup

GALLERY: ‘Impressed with them all’: Aplin lauds Thunder talent after HeartKids Cup IMPRESSIVE: Kristin Zinga was one of Orange’s best in the HeartKids Netball Cup. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 0213pbnetball3
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MAIDEN TITLE: The ACT under-19s proved unbeatable in this year’s HeartKids Netball Cup, going through the pre-season tournament undefeated. Photo: MATT FINDLAY 0214mfnet1

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Annabelle Marshall, Sophie Immonen, Jacoba Clough and Nalani Makunde. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Kristen Zinga. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Brooke Burcher and Ben Phillips. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Carly Symons. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

ON THE COURTS: Tegan Dray. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Jessie Reynolds, Carly Symons and Geogia Winter. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Kirstin McIntyre. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Nicole Clough, Amy Fleming, Kaelyn Kozjac, Caroline Tai and Jenna Goodisson. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Brigette Jasprizza. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Breanna Toze and Georgia Winter. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tara Nagle. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Jessie Reynolds. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Cloe Jensen, Amy Vangestel and Emily Michell. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tara Nagle. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Breanna Toze, Ashlee Tronerud, Bianca Sands and Emily Toze. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tegan Dray. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Michelle Weston, Tori Weston, Tayla Favell, Claudette Noble and Lara Clifford. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tegan Dray. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Stephanie Jameson and Emma Pennifold. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Jocoba Clough. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

ON THE COURTS: Annie Miller. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Jasmine Fraser and Hayley Mason. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Annie Miller. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Madison Robinson and Millie Boehm. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Lauren Williams. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: .Narelle Sheehan and Denise Dixon. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tara Nagle. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Annabelle Gowlan. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Caitlin Rowe, Eliza Barton and Alex Sengelman. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Annie Miller. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Jack Woodhouse with Brigette and Jacki Jasprizza. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tara Nagle. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Tara and Zali Nagle. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Leila Basic, Alana Bowyer, Megan Sokic and Grace Hill. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Sarah Cornbuilt. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

ON THE COURTS: Annie Miller. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HEARTKIDS DINNER: Kellie Watson and Kristen Zinga. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

ON THE COURTS: Tara Nagle. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

TweetFacebookNETBALLCONSIDERING the standard of their opponents, average age and lack of match practice leading in, HeartKids Netball Cup coordinator Mardi Aplin was seriously impressed with Orange’s two sides finishing fifth and sixth at the annual pre-season tournament.

Orange finished third in both division one and two and as a result played off in the cross-over fifth-place play-off on Sunday afternoon, with the top side emerging triumphant in a feisty clash.

Aplin said Orange’s division one side were far from out of their depth against their far more experienced opponents, winning three of their preliminary games over defending champions Baulkham Hills (30-28), Canberra (32-28) and Tuggeranong (41-29).

In fact, the only two games they lost in the entire tournament were to both of the eventual grand finalists in the ACT under-19s (36-27) and Netball NSW Premier League side North Shore United (41-25), seeing them finish third in their group.

In division two, Orange scored wins over Baulkham Hills (24-14) and Canberra (21-20) and lost out to Tuggeranong (25-20), ACT under-17s (45-9) and the NSW under-17 development squad (36-14), to also finish third.

In the fifth place play-off, Orange’s top side claimed a 43-18 victory.

“[Orange’s top side] had really good games against both the grand final teams, so we’re pretty pleased with them,” Aplin said.

“The division two team, that’s the best they’ve placed in the HeartKids Cup since we introduced the second division and we had some absolute babies in that team.

“But the young girls across the board did a really good job, I was really impressed with all of them.”

Aplin said she was particularly pleased to see Orange’s top side claim the Country Cup by defeating Baulkham Hills in the competition-opener on Saturday morning – the first time since 2013 the hosts have won the traditional City versus Country match-up.

“That was one of the biggest victories (of the weekend) for us, it’s fantastic we get to keep that one in Orange,” Aplin said.

The ACT under-19 side eventually claimed the 2016 HeartKids Netball Cup with a strong 40-29 win over North Shore United, a win Aplin said they had been building toward for a number of years – ACT sides lost the grand finals in both 2014 and 2015.

“I think it’s great we got to see ACT win,” she said.

“Baulkham Hills have obviously dominated the competition, so it’s really pleased to see ACT get their name on the trophy considering they come up every year.

“It was another fantastic, successful weekend.”

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