Glen Innes netball teams compete in Regional League

ALL EFFORT: The Glen Innes open and under 15 netball teams.

ALL EFFORT: The Glen Innes open and under 15 netball teams.

Two young Glen Innes netball teams travelled to Inverell on Sunday to compete in the annual Regional League tournament.

An opens and under 15s team took on Northern Inland's best for the opening round of the competition.

Soggy weather and coronavirus restrictions kept games short with 12 minute halves and all play was halted during the middle of the day which affected the Glen girls' momentum.

I was happy with that.

Julie Fuller

The opens team still managed two wins for the day.

"I was happy with that," coach Julie Fuller said of the wins.

"And the other games, there was only four or five in it.

"The biggest deficit was 10 in the last game where I tried a couple of different combinations and obviously they didn't work so I won't be doing that again."

Fuller was proud of the squad who had an average age of "17 to 18."

"I have only got two older players and, in saying that, one of them is only 23 so she is not really an older player but she is an experienced player," she said.

"They are a really young team.

Fuller said they weren't far off the pace in the matches where they missed out on the points.

It was just inexperience which proved costly.

"The ones we lost by four or five, it was only a couple of turnovers and just a couple of missed goals, some unlucky calls," she said.

"That was all the teams, we all made mistakes.

"You could tell we haven't had game play."

The under 15s played six matches.

For a lot of them, it was their first time at a higher level competition.

"And the little under 15s, they only had eight players, I had a couple of younger ones in that team," Fuller said.

"They have never been and done anything, they have only done national primary school games but they did really well, they tried hard all day."

Fuller also made special mention of umpire Charlotte Cameron who was there to learn from other officials.

The next round is on July 9 in Tamworth.