Netball Alberta News Archive

2017 Western Championships

December 5th, 2017

Well done and thank you to all of the players attending the 2017 Western Championship in British Columbia, the weekend was full of nail biting, end to end game play and sportsmanship.

Special congratulations to Alberta's U16 squad who were successful in their campaign for the Gold medal, taking it down to the wire in the final game and beating BC 34-32, and winning the series 2 games to 1. Alberta's young U18 squad had a tougher time up against a mature BC U18 squad and came home with the Silver medal.

The facilities were fabulous, and all players attending represented their province with pride. It was great to see the development of all the players, and I know they appreciated the court side support received from family and friends.

I would like to say thank you to Michelle Le for stepping in as Assistant Coach, Evelyn Francis as Team Manager, Dianne Le  for providing your umpiring expertise and our physiotherapist, Rachel Tran, for keeping the girls as fit and healthy as possible.

We also want to thank RME for sponsoring the squads, and Netball Alberta and its members who make it possible to attend such competitions. Looking forward to hosting in 2018 and hopefully next year doing the double gold!

Sam Elsom
Head Coach