Netball

Bavaria Netball
Top Row (left to right): A. Valverde, R. Valverde, J. Sanchez, M. Martinez, H. Greig, JL. Prescott. Bottom Row (left to right): K. Walker, T. Gilbert, J. Gilbert, C. Nuñez, K. Smith

Netball is one of the most recent sports to form part of our club. Bavaria Netball was formed in August 2017 and after much deliberation by the Gibraltar Netball Association, it was was decided that the team would compete in the Gibraltar Second Division for the 2017/18 season.

The Pinks took the league by storm in their first competitive season. The girls played their inaugural league game against Piranhas coming out victorious 48-14. After the first round of matches, the Pinks were top of the league, and finished first at the end of the season as league champions. They achieved this feat unbeaten, having won all 14 of the games they played, seeing off Soho Magic 33-25 in the game that saw them crowned as champions.

At the end of the season at the annual GNA Awards Night, the following players picked up their own individual awards:

  • Holly Greig – Division Two ‘Player of the Season’
  • Amy Valverde – ‘Best Defender’ in Division Two
  • Jamie-Lee Prescott – ‘Best Attacker’ in Division Two

On the 9th of May 2018, Holly Greig, Claire Nuñez and Megan Martinez were selected to represent the Gibraltar national side for the European Championships that saw them compete against Ireland, UAE and Israel amongst others.

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(left to right) – M. Martinez, H. Greig, C. Nuñez representing Gibraltar in May 2018

 

The Pinks are currently competing in the Gibraltar First Division against the Rock’s top teams. With the additions of Megan Martinez, Stephanie Kassam and Laurena Pilcher, the team has strengthened and is regularly competing against the best the league has to offer.

Junior Netball

Towards the end of 2019, Bavaria Netball decided to introduce two junior teams at different age groups in the Gibraltar Netball youth leagues, with the idea to push players through the age categories and eventually into the senior team competing in the 1st Division. The Bavaria Dragonites, under the guidance of Gail Hernandez are currently competing in Super Teens League, whilst our youngest group of players (7-11 years old) play for the Bavaria Dragonites Juniors in the High Five League.

If your daughter is interested in joining the Pinks, feel free to contact us via our club email at BavariaGib@hotmail.com.

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