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The headline game will feature
the Royal Military College, Duntroon
OfFIcer Cadet School, New Zealand
at 3.00pm to contest the inaugural Bridges Cup
18th June, 2011
from 11.30am at
Portsea Oval, Duntroon
The Royal Military College, Duntroon
Army May 26, 2011
AFTER a seven-year absence, the ADF
made its presence known at the All
Australian Men's and Mixed Netball
Championships at Penrith Sports
Stadium in Sydney from April 23 to
Despite not winning a game in
either competition, mixed team captain
Sgt Kristen Pickering, Defence Force
Recruiting, said the teams sent out a
warning that Defence was back and
wouldn't go down without a fight.
"We gained a reputation as sides
not to let your guard down against and
showed the Australian netball com-
munity that the ADF teams are com-
ing back and they are set to make their
opponents fight to the end for a win."
Cpl Fred Pilcher, 8CSSB, was the
best performer for Army in the men's
competition with his consistent goal
scoring earning him the men's ADF
He was well-supported by Capt
Jarrod Anderson, 5 Avn Regt, who
proved a crowd favourite with his abil-
ity in the air and his presence on the
Men's team captain Sqn-Ldr Peter
Janssen said at no time did his players
give up despite struggling against well-
"In the face of excellent competi-
tion, we did not give in but strove to
improve our game.
"Players and coaches have learnt
a great deal from the competition and
this will undoubtedly contribute to the
improvement of netball in the ADF."
Men's coach WO2 Kylie Reynolds
said she was impressed by the commit-
ment of the team.
"We played 13 one-hour games over
five days," she said.
"They improved technically and
physically with every game."
The mixed team was hit hard by
injuries with Sgt Pickering suffering an
injury in the middle of the tournament
and LACW Jess Johnston injuring her-
self on the last day of training.
Coach Adele-Marie Caesar said the
players took great pride in both their
individual performances and the team's
"They worked to bring out the best
in each other for a full 60 minutes every
"They consequently were able to
achieve team goals. Their improvement
over the tournament resulted in them
leading against both the Queensland
and the Victorian reserve teams, step-
ping up to challenge against the best in
Australia's mixed netballers."
This year the ADNA National Carnival will be
held in Victoria from October 9-15. Interested
netballers should contact their respective state
representatives or email email@example.com.
au for information. Tryouts for NSW combined
services women's, mixed and men's netball teams
will be held at Moorebank Sports Club on July
10 and 24 from 10am-1pm. Email your PMkeyS
ID, name, rank, unit and which team you wish to
be selected to Sgt Wade Phillips at wade.phil-
High flyer: Capt Jarred Anderson soars above the competition to
contest a rebound in the Australian men's netball championships
at Penrith Sports Stadium. Inset, the ADF mixed team.
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