By Sgt Dave Morley

A NETBALL team that only got together for the first time on the morning of the K-Series comp played so well they came in second on the day.

K-Series Netball OIC Sgt Stuart Jefferis said ATRC went down 8-9 to a Wagga civilian team, Balls of Fury.

“For ARTC, Cpl Dylan Miskowiec was on fire, shooting at 70-80 per cent for the whole tournament,” he said.

“He was well-supported by our second shooter, Cpl Gabrielle Warnett and Pte Jacinta Holt, our little pocket rocket, who was consistently able to feed the ball to the shooters.

“But ARTC could have done better by maintaining ball possession and stopping turnovers by better passing.”

Sgt Jefferis said WO2 Wade Phillips, playing for ACT Defence Netball (ACTDN), was another standout player.

“ACTDN had him shooting at the start when he normally played defence,” he said.

“I was defending against him and found it hard to get over his four-inch height advantage.

“He played well the whole day, especially when he got back to defence against Cpl Miskowiec and Cpl Warnett, often blocking their shots and sending them scrambling to setup another attack.”

Sgt Jefferis said he was impressed by the standard of the whole day.

“Every event has its teething problems, however the grand final was neck-and-neck giving the crowd and sponsors a memorable final,” he said.

“Our civilian umpires under the management of Kelly Hill, the recruits from Weary Dunlop Pl, who kept time and score, and the recruits from Digger James Pl, who cooked the BBQ, all did a great job.”

The Kapooka Sevens (K7s) mixed netball is a tri-service and civilian event that provides an opportunity for netball players, within the ADF and civilian community, to compete in a unique competition.