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Teams up their game in third round of Netball Super League

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Teams up their game in third round of Netball Super League

07 April, 2014   Nicole Chan

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Mission Mannas (in red) took on Sneakers Stingrays during the third round of the Cheers Netball Super League. (Photo by Sport Singapore Photographer/ Daniel Quek)


The 15th edition of the Cheers Netball Super League went into its third round on 5 April at Jurong East Sports Hall.


Table toppers Sneakers Stingrays and Mission Mannas went head-to-head in the first match of the afternoon. Moving with agility and tact, the Stingrays conquered the first three quarters of the game with a score of 37-34 at the end of the third quarter.

However, this did not discourage the Mannas, who responded in the final quarter to claim a surprise 48-47 win over the Stingrays.


Subsequently, underdogs Bedok King Vipers (below, in blue) took on Magic Marlins in another heated game. The first quarter left the Marlins trailing behind in a score of 18-12 but this did not last long as the Marlins soon overtook their opponents in the next few quarters, ending with a win of 55-45. 


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(Photo by Sport Singapore Photographer/ Daniel Quek)



The final match of the day saw M1 Sunfish going up against Blaze Dolphins. Throughout the game, the dolphins took full control, emerging with a 28-15 lead at halftime and a finishing score of 44-26.


These past three weeks have not only allowed players to earn points and wins for their teams – they have also given them experience and meaningful life lessons.

Tricia Young, Wing Attack and Wing Defender of Sneakers Stingrays shared about the valuable takeaways she has had from participating in the League thus far.

She commented: “It was pretty pressurising with all the high calibre performers, so for me it was more of an experience to learn.”


Young also hoped for her team to “overcome all situations and also be smarter on court – applying what [they] learned during training and also adapting to different opponents” in the following matches.

The hype of the Cheers Netball Super League will continue to rise as gameplay becomes increasingly competitive, especially with the inclusion of international players from places such as Fiji and the Cook Islands.

Singapore netball national coach Ruth Aitken commented on the intensity of the competition, as well as the need for players to constantly work on improving their standards.

She said: “The players need to ensure that they recover well, that they train hard during the week and that they perform – and as a national coach looking at selections, it’s really important.


“Netball’s extremely well known, especially in the schools – we’ve got many schools involved in our leagues…and on the national level we are also doing very well. I think the stow of people is really healthy, but we’re always making sure that we push forward so that we can get better on the international stage, and provide more opportunities for local players.”

The national squad will bite the bullet as they gear up towards the Mission Asian National Championships in September, as well the Southeast Asian Games in the coming year.


Event highlights:

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(Photo by VoxSports)

Cheers netball super league

(Photo by VoxSports)

Cheers netball super league
(Photo by VoxSports)

Cheers netball super league

(Photo by Sport Singapore Photographer/ Daniel Quek)

Cheers netball super league

(Photo by Sport Singapore Photographer/ Daniel Quek)

Cheers netball super league

(Photo by Sport Singapore Photographer/ Daniel Quek)



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