THE CHAMPS: Yamba Public School netball team won Daily Examiner Primary netball challenge. PHOTOS: ADAM HOURIGAN
THE CHAMPS: Yamba Public School netball team won Daily Examiner Primary netball challenge. PHOTOS: ADAM HOURIGAN

A perfect send-off for Yamba netball coach

YAMBA Public School's netball team gave coach Jill Newberry the perfect send-off - winning the DEX Netball Shield.

Newberry has coached the girls' netball team at the school since 1990.

Yesterday's 56-7 win over Grafton Public School was her last game in charge.

The retiring teacher has helped guide the school to the NSW top eight on three different occasions.

That record includes this year when it finished fifth.

"I will miss netball," Newberry said.

"It's been amazing and this is a great way to finish.

"They blew me away today.

"We've only trained once since the holidays and I didn't know if they still had it in them.

"So it's great to see.

"It's been a fabulous year with them, they're lovely girls and supportive parents."

The girls exhibited excellent teamwork and movement off the ball in the win at Grafton Indoor Sports Centre yesterday. They won praise for their outstanding play from all who watched the game.

After the game, both teams huddled to determine the DEX Best and Fairest for the opposition school. Accurate shooting and exceptional ball handling earned goal attack Lyteeka Currie the medal for Yamba.

Natasha Moore was the recipient for Grafton.

"We've had a fantastic group of girls this year," Yamba Public School principal Sam Davison said.

"This same group of girls reached the state finals for AFL and touch football as well."

The Yamba team is made up of Mia Symons, Darby Essex, Emmerson Anderson, Zoe King, Monique Laurie, Chelsea Bridges, Chloe McLean, Lyteeka Currie, Ora-Honey McCaughey and Zoe Brown.



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