PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS for 2019

It has been my honour to be the President of Inner North Netball Club (INNC) for another season.

2019 was our seventh season in the North Canberra Netball Competition and this year we increased our team numbers to 23 registered teams, making us the biggest club registered with Canberra Netball Association.

We had;

  • 3 Set teams

  • 5 Junior teams

  • 6 Intermediate teams

  • 3 Cadet teams

  • 6 Senior teams

With playing members plus non-playing members, the club had over 240 members.

Of the 20 teams eligible for finals, (Set don’t play finals), 12 teams made it into the semi-finals concluding with 4 teams progressing to the grand finals.

Three teams, the INNC Top Cats – Intermediate, Division 8, the Black Panthers – Inters, Division 2 and Lynx – Seniors, Division 2 all won their grand final games and are now the NCNC champions for 2019 for their respective divisions. The INNC Aristocats were the runner ups for Intermediates, division 6. I feel at this stage I need to point out that the Aristocats is a team of 11/12 year old that played up in Inters against 13 - 15year old girls. They showed their true skill and drive to work together as a team and get to the grand final.

Congratulations to these teams and all INNC teams in all categories and division on their season, well done ladies.

The depth and talent in our club is best shown by the number of representative players that were selected. The INNC committee would like to congratulate the 37 players and 3 coaches on their selection for both CNA and BNA Representative teams for 2019.

I would now like to thank my fellow 2019 committee members for all the hard work they have put into the club this year, without the support and the hard work of the following wonderful volunteers, INNC could not go forward.

The committee for 2019 was

Mel Bedford – President

Kate Neser – Vice President

Sue Bedford – Treasurer and stand in Secretary

Katherine Bedford – Coaching Co-Ordinator

Rachel Lloyd and Maddie Short – Umpires Co-Ordinators

Sam Hardy – Publicity Officer

Lindy Fritsche and Meg Keyes – General Committee

INNC held its AGM in September, and it is my pleasure to announce the incoming committee for 2020;

President – Sue Bedford

Vice President – Mel Bedford

Secretary – Meg Keyes

Treasurer – Rachel Lloyd

Umpires Coordinator – Lindy Fritsche

Coaching Coordinator- Katherine Bedford

General Committee – Sam Hardy, Maddie Short, Jess Van Zwam and Kezlee Gray.

Finally, on behalf of the 2019 committee, I’d like to thank all coaches, managers, umpires, players, and supporters for their contributions throughout the season. You are an integral part of the smooth running of the club and we hope to see you all back for a bigger and better season in 2020.

Best wishes for the New Year

Mel Bedford

President

Inner North Netball Club 2019