First title in seven years for netball champs

Broadfield A celebrates their first Selwyn premier netball title since 2012. Photo: Selwyn Netball.
Broadfield A celebrates their first Selwyn premier netball title since 2012. Photo: Selwyn Netball.
Broadfield A have won their first Selwyn premier netball title in seven years after a 63-50 win over defending champions Greenpark A at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday.

In a tight first half, Broadfield held a two-goal advantage at halftime but they really put their foot down in the third quarter to lead by 10 at the final break.

Broadfield goal shoot Maia Hill shot 52 of 53 attempts while Shannon Bridge’s move to goal attack from the defensive circle paid dividends as did Laura Lowe’s move to centre where she was able to control the ball into the shooting circle.

Broadfield A coach Yvonne Crichton-Hill said the team was thrilled to reverse the one-goal loss from a year ago.

“I’m just so proud of everyone,” she said. The whole team worked really hard throughout the season and after last year it’s just great.

“Greenpark are tough competitors, they are a really good team.”

Greenpark A coach Zaylie Sullivan pair credit to the speed of Broadfield’s play.

“We knew where the ball was going but we weren’t able to stop it.

"They really deserved the win.

Selwyn netball final results
Premier: Broadfield A 63, Greenpark A 50.
Premier 2: Burnham A 50, Southbridge B 38.
Premier 3: Tai Tapu A 45, Rolleston A 39.
Premier 4: Dunsandel RFC A 30, Lincoln C 27.
First Grade: Lincoln High School C 29, Lincoln D 28
Second Grade: Broadfield C 39, Rolleston C 16.
Third Grade: Malvern C 31, Rolleston D 30.
Fourth Grade: Lincoln High School E 20, Broadfield D 18.
Fifth Grade: Rolleston F 27, Rolleston G 23.
Sixth Grade: Lincoln High School F 22, Lincoln G 21.
Seventh Grade: Prebbleton D 28, Malvern E 21.
Eighth Grade: Ellesmere Combined C 20, Lincoln High School H 14.