Congratulations to our Grade 4 Open Gender Pennant team on claiming the champions flag for the 2022/23 season. A huge achievement to a great group of players – we are so proud of you all and the work you put in on the greens – including those players who contributed along the way and all of the supporters who made the trek to South Tamworth.
Their road to success was a tough one, winning only 2 out of their 3 section games but doing enough to progress through to the quarter final stages:
Round 1 – defeated Warilla 67-39
Round 2 – defeated Cronulla 49-44
Round 3 – defeated by Wenty Leagues 57-54
Their quarter final match up was against Maitland City, coming over the top of them 57-48 which then put them through to the Semi Final. This then saw them up against Young BC who they then defeated with a 65-49 score line.
The pinnacle event, FINAL of the BNSW Open Gender Pennant Finals – up against Wingham BC. It was a tough battle out on the green coming down to the last end to decide the champions. But it was the Saints that came out victorious with a 57-56 win.
Congratulations to all – Wayne Anderson, Graeme Smith, Chelsea McKay, Brett Morgan, Maryann Parcell, Daniel Ford, Ching Li, David Morris, Mick Berwick Jnr, Peter James, Brittany Camp, Flurr Ballard, John Boniface (Reserve), Tony Feraud (Manager).
Grade 1 made their way up to Forster hoping for a back to back win in the Open Gender State Pennants. The team won all 3 of their section games – Round 1 against Figtree 79-44, Round 2 against Raymond Terrace 62-54 and Round 3 against Warilla 62-29. Winning the section, our Grade 1 side got to the Quarter Finals where they came up against a strong Taren Point Side where they were defeated 74-61.
Grade 6 made their way down to Warilla for the second year in a row. The team won 2 out of their 3 sectional games to progress through to the Quarter Finals – Round 1 defeated by Harrington 77-52, Round 2 defeated Picton 64-56 and Round 3 defeated Bondi 62-59. Their Quarter final match up was Belrose, defeating their side 62-50 which would see them progress through to the Semi Final. This game was a tough one getting match up against the home side of Warilla, where our Saints were narrowly defeated 61-52.
Grade 7 didn’t go too far up the road to Northmead for there quest to win a State Pennant Flag. They won only 1 of their section games, placing them third in the section and unable to progress through to the quarter finals. The side started their campaign off with a tight loss to Nowra 51-63 in Round 1. In round 2 against NBC Sports they had a loss of 48-69 and to round out sectional games in Round 3 they had a great win against Warrawee 66-47.
Once again, congratulations to all of our teams involved in the 2022/23 State Open Gender Pennant Finals. It was a successful year for the Saints and we hope to go bigger and better next year. GO SAINTS!!