The 2013/2014 season for Newtonhill Netball Club ended with the under-15 team winning the Aberdeen and District league title.
After a slow start in this Netball Association top of the table clash against Ellon, the girls were four goals behind going into the final quarter. Their-never-say-die attitude, saw them pull back the deficit to run out 18-16 winners.
The ladies team also performed well, finishing fourth in the ADNA division one league and two of their players, Paige Stalker and Lauren Cranna, were awarded joint Player of the Year for the division.
In November, one of the club’s coaches, Mhairi Shanks, won Sportscotland’s Grampian Young Volunteer of the Year award and the club was highly commended by Netball Scotland in the junior club of the year category.
In March, the club was delighted to be a finalist in the Club of the Year category at the Aberdeenshire Sports Council awards.
nfortunately, the club lost out to Huntly Nordic Ski Club, who, with a number of Olympians in their ranks, were worthy winners.
Four NNC club members attended the awards evening and were delighted to receive their certificate from Katherine Grainger.
Training takes place at the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill, at the following times:
Adults - Monday, 8pm - 9.30pm
Under 13 - Tuesday, 5pm - 6pm
Under 15 - Tuesday, 6pm - 7pm
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