Monthly Archives: June 2014


NQ-2014-Carnival-Logo-Challenge-Apr14The Challenge Carnival is an opportunity for Association Representative Teams from all over the state to come together and compete.  This year it is being held at OUR Association at Graceville.

Western Districts is asking all clubs to help make this Carnival the best ever, by volunteering our time and in return they will provide our Club with reward points.  We will be able to spend these points on light fees, coaching courses or umpiring courses.

Rangers girls competing in the carnival are: Sophie Jenkins, Imogen Cottell, Kate Ward, Lauren Ward, Grace Bobbermien and Meg Crisafulli

Rangers has selected Set Up duty on 10 July and Pack Up duty on 13 July.  A roster has been forwarded to your Manager/Coach.  If you are able to help please contact them as soon as possible.   So come on, help support our Association and our players by volunteering to-day!



If anyone noticed our Umpire Convenor, Sharon Serow, smiling today it was probably because we had three girls accredited for their Umpiring.

IMG_3694Congratulation to Emily Turner from our A Reserve team who received her National C Umpiring Badge.  The examiners commented on Emily’s calm and confident manner and singled her out for someone who can go much further with her umpiring.  It has been quite a few years since a Rangers member has received a National Badge so well done Em!

IMG_3707Nicola Stevens, from our 13 years Div 1 team achieved her Association Gold Award.  She showed all the hall marks of a strong umpire with a loud whistle and clear loud voice.  Great work Nicola.

IMG_3189Another Umpire who has been quietly improving her skills every week is Anna Humphreys’ who obtained her Silver Association Award today.  Anna who plays in Rangers 6, ensured her court position enabled her to control the game.  Congratulations Anna.

Well done to all our Umpires today – without you the game does not go on!

Rangers wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday  – We have reached the half way mark so we have a well earned break.  Next fixture is 19 July 2014.  Check with your coach if you have training this week otherwise next training is 16 July 2014.

Don’t forget to tune in to the ANZ Championship Grand Final tomorrow with the Queensland Firebirds up against the Melbourne Vixens.  GO FIREBIRDS!


One of the largest under age events for the year has been packed up – in attendance were 47 Associations, 1550 players, 155 umpires and over 300 coaches.  Our girls played in some tough conditions with Townsville unusually wet and cold- naturally they were equal to the task. In true Rangers spirit great to see so many of our parents making the trip to support the girls – and I hear had a few laughs as well.


Congratulations to our Intermediate players (Rebecca Fonoti, Rebekah Rounds, Milja Spasojevic, Savannah Tkatchenko, Micaela Ward) whose team won the 14s Div 1 Competition – Best 14s Team in the State!  Well done to Wests 13s Div 1 with our Alanah Jenkins who didn’t top the ladder but showed great improvement.  Big mention to Savannah and Cherie Smith (16s Div 1) who were injured but did what Rangers does best and supported their team.  And lastly but never least, well done to our Rhylee Spasojevic who was representing MacGregor at the Carnival.


Boo hoo … no netball games at Graceville this weekend.  See you all at training on Wednesday.


Good luck to the Wests teams who are competing in the State Age Competition in Townsville this weekend.  Especially our Rangers girls:  Alanah Jenkins, Milja Spasojevic, Rebecca Fonoti, Micaela Ward, Rebeka Rounds.  Big shout out to our girls who are injured Cherie Smith and Savannah Tkatchenko.






camera_cartoon_CA01P004Psst … don’t forget to wear your uniform to training as it is team photo night.  Attached is a list of times for each team.  Team Photos Schedule  Please check the schedule as they may differ from your usual training times.

If you wish to order a photo, please complete your Order Form Envelope and give it to your Manager with the correct money.  THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE AVAILABLE ON PHOTO NIGHT.