Tigers stake their claim

GAWLER Central has shown it can be a force in Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball this season, after defeating Willaston by eight goals on Saturday.
The Tigers were without new coach Reece Turtur, and played a team that featured 14-year-old senior one debutant Kira Buckskin.
Regardless, the young cubs rallied and helped secure victory over a side that they struggled against last season.
Turtur, who was away on state duty with the men’s netball team, said he had heard positive things from his assistant coaches about Saturday’s performance.
“I’ve heard plenty of feedback…it was a good start for us,” he said.
“In our attack line, our girls really moved the ball well.
“Jodi Rich-Nourse was able to transition the ball from wing attack into the circle quite well.
“Defensively, Bec Rowe and Cathy White, their experience as a defensive partnership really stood out against the Willaston attack line.”
Turtur confirmed that his side got through the contest with no injury concerns ahead of this week’s clash with Angaston.
He said he isn’t sure about what to expect from the Panthers.
“It’s one of those things, a bye in round one may or may not suit them, it’s always good to dust off the cobwebs early,” he said.
“We’re not taking any team for granted based on where they finished last season, or any results that they may or may not have had.
“We’re going to try and dictate the momentum of the game and keep attacking.”
Meanwhile, Willaston will travel to Nuriootpa this week.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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