Monday, June 26, 2017

Jtown wins League Finals!

As predicted, the spectators were treated to some wonderful netball and two very closely fought battles in Modi'in on Thursday 8th June!

In the first match, with the low score testifying to some great defending by both teams, Tel Aviv won the bronze medal in their match against Jerusalem Mercaz with a score of 24-18.

Jtown, undefeated by Ra'anana throughout the year, once again proved to be the stronger of the two teams. After taking the lead early in the first quarter, they went on to win the gold medal (35-29) for the second time since the league was first established in 2009.

Awards were presented to Martine Bernstein from Tel Aviv (MVP), Tikva Clements from Ra'anana (Most Improved) and Nat Tchelet from Modi'in (Sportsmanship).

Well done to all the teams!

Click here for this season's results.

The Netball Tournament of the 20th Maccabi Games will be held in Ra'anana from Friday 7th July - Sunday 16th July!

In addition to junior and senior teams from Australia, GB and South Africa, Israel Netball will be welcoming for the first time a senior team from Argentina!

All the matches will be held at the Aviv Sports Hall, 1, Haprachim Street, Ra'anana. Click here to view the schedule.

With thanks to Alan Anderson, Netball Europe Officiating Director, we are delighted to announce that the following umpires will be officiating at the event:

From England Netball:

Rachael Radford (UAP)
Sue Brown
Alice Johnson
Chris Obin
Julie Wilks

From Welsh Netball:

Ann Burt-Williams
Rhian Edwards

Thank you Netball Europe and Netball Scotland!

Where: Aberdeen, Scotland

When: May 11th-14th 2017

What:  Annual Netball Europe Open Challenge

Who: The Israel Netball team was joined by the Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar and a visitational team from Bermuda.

The entire event was livestreamed - so you can still watch on NE YouTubeFacebook or Twitter!

Because they do not play on Shabbat, our girls had a very tight schedule playing three of their four matches in 24 hours and that is tough for any team! Click here to view the schedule.

Results were:

Israel 20 vs Gibraltar 61

Israel 28 vs Bermuda 70

Israel 11 vs Republic of Ireland 83

Israel 36 vs Bermuda 50 

Note the improvement from the first game against Bermuda to the second! The girls were on fire that morning!

Detailed reports of all the matches can be found here.

For the second year running, our own Nomi Komar won MVP! Her reaction to the win was: "I don't deserve it, netball's a team sport, the whole team won!"


Fundraising Raffle

The draw for our fundraising Raffle took place on Thursday April 20th. Thanks to our guest speakers Helen Gottstein, Anat Shabi and Molly Livingston for such a fun and lively evening!

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