Surfside honour achievers
PLAY will resume in the Wednesday night women's netball competition next week.
Players should check next Wednesday's Advocate for games and rostered duty. Junior players who turn 15, 16, 17 or 18 in 2005 are reminded they are eligible to trial for the North Coast Academy of Sport netball squad. The first trials will be held on Sunday October 31 at the Bray Street Indoor Stadium. Players must nominate individually and nomination forms are available from your school sports coordinator or from the Academy in Lismore.
Athletes in the NCAS program take the first step towards state and higher representation honours. The current squad were runnersup in the annual prestigious Netball NSW Academy Challenge in September.
Kimberly Borger was named player of the tournament and three NCAS players were named in the top 20 players.
Any player with aspirations of playing our sport at a higher level should not hestitate to nominate for the North Coast Academy of Sport. Meanwhile netball clubs have been rounding up the junior season with annual presentations of trophies. The awards for Surfside club began with trophies presented to the clubs two Netta teams Bubbles and Ripples. Most improved player awards went to Megan Cootes (Bluebottles), Kate Davis (Sea Monkeys), Monique Lynch (Blues) and the whole of the Breakers team. Most consistent player awards went to Clancie Bourke ((Blue Bottles), Hope Secomb (Sea Monkeys), Cassandra Dunn (Blues) and Melissa Rullis and Rachel Wilks (Breakers). The Coffs Ex-Services Club junior player encouragement award was won by Tahmira Whitehouse. Grace Mawby and Makaylee Little were jointly named as Surfside junior players of the year. Rosemary Sztorch was acknowledged as clubperson of the year. Senior sports person awards were made to Bonnie Kuchel (Tidal), Geraldine Little (Pippies) and Alison Gray (Trout).
A total of 25 umpires, both junior and senior, were recognized for their continuing efforts during the year. Three junior coaches, Cassandra Dunn, Makaylee Little and Grace Mawby, were recognized for their efforts during the season. Awards for long service went to Nikki Cooper, Kate Davis and Sally Davis (five years juniors), Leanne Atwal, Kylie Mackay, Kylie Sheridan and Irene Docker (five years seniors), Rosemary Sztorch (10 years), Colin Sztorch (15 years), Myra Zacher and Jean O'Connor (25 years). Surfside's coach of the year was Colin Sztorch, umpire of the year was Emily Brokmann and the junior umpire encouragement award went to Sarah Lynch.