Turvey Park claim Riverina League's first under 17 netball flag

TURVEY TOPS: Sidonie Carroll was best on court in the under 17 decider.

TURVEY TOPS: Sidonie Carroll was best on court in the under 17 decider.

Turvey Park’s teenagers claimed the Riverina League’s first under 17 netball premiership with a 29-22 win over Wagga Tigers.

The under-age grade was incorporated into the league this season as a five-team competition and Turvey Park were the standouts going through unbeaten. 

But they were given a fright early with Tigers having all the early running and taking a 7-4 lead into quarter-time.

Turvey Park's victorious under 17 netballers.

Turvey Park's victorious under 17 netballers.

However, the Bulldogs fought their way back, getting on level terms at half-time before going ahead in the second half.

Goal attack Sidonie Carroll was the key with a best-on-court effort for the Bulldogs who enjoyed a 15-8 second half to win by seven goals. 

“There might have been a few grand final day nerves which weren’t helping but once they eased into it they played the way they have all year,” coach Sarah O’Donoghue said.

“It means a lot to win after the club’s struggles and to be the first team on the 17s plaque.”

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