Barellan and District Netball Association (BDNA) have enjoyed it’s most successful season since the club’s inception in 2011.
The result comes on the back of all five teams competing in the recent state carnivals returning top five results.
At the state age championships last month, Barellan enjoyed two division winners.
The under 13 team, having won their division last year, repeated their incredible form by winning division two undefeated.
They scored a goal on the buzzer to defeat Gosford by one goal and become division champions.
Coaches Georgia Fuller and Sharni McLean were incredibly proud of their under 13 team’s efforts.
“I definitely did not expect the girls to go through 19 games of tough, physical netball undefeated,” they said.
“They are such a determined, competitive team that want to do well not just for themselves, but for their teammates.”
The successful campaign will see them compete in the championship division in 2019, a first for BDNA. Wagga is the only other regional NSW team to do this.
Barellan’s under 15 team also took out the title, in division three. Coaches Jodie Landy and Renae Rawle were elated with the result.
“It was a very proud moment for coaches Renae and myself,” Landy said.
“After the first game on day three we took first spot and were down to seven players due to a concussion and Achilles injury after the second game.
“The girls focus at state was to never give up and fight till the end. This strength as a team got us over the line in some tough games. We lost one game by two goals and won 16. As the cliche goes it was a champion team.”
Barellan’s under 14 team finished in fourth place in division three at the state age carnival, after winning their age group at the Wagga carnival earlier in the year.
“Our team performed exceptionally well...winning 15 of our 18 games,” coach Carolyn Burgess said.
“The last game was a hard fought tussle with Temora, who won the game by one. Our team was awarded fourth place in division three, equal third on points. The competition is so tight and every game is played like a grand final.”
In their first year of state comeptition, the under 12 team exceeded expectations by securing fifth place in division two, pleasing coaches Alicia Fuller and Lexie Tuckett.
“We were placed in division two due to the success of the under 13s last year, which was scary at first,” they said.
“However the girls definitely proved that’s where they were meant to be. Their result was more than we could have hoped for, especially in their first year.
“They were a strong, tough team and deserve this amazing success.”
Barellan’s under 17 team competed in division two at the NSW State Championships in June and finished fourth.
Coach Rosemark Clark, assisted by Bridgette Keely, were amazed by the effort given they went in without Abby Favell. The fourth-placed effort came on the back of a consistent representative season, that included winning division one at the Bing Lee Regional League Riverina Carnival.