Penrith hoping to net good results

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Four teams from the Penrith Netball Association will contest the upcoming 2014 Netball NSW State Championships in south-west Sydney this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Penrith’s Open and U17 team will battle it out for the Championship Division in their respective age groups at Campbelltown, while their Over 35 and Over 40 sides will participate in the Masters competition in Camden.

All up 131 teams representing 71 Associations will converge on the two venues for the three-day competition beginning on Saturday, June 7.

The 46th Netball NSW State Championships will be hosted by both Campbelltown Netball Association and Camden and District Netball Association, and will this year feature the re-introduction of the U21 Championship Division, which replaces the previously contested U19 Championship Division.

The title of State Champions isn’t the only trophy up for grabs when the competition wraps up on Monday, June 9.

Introduced in 2009, the Pat Weston OAM Country Champions Cup is named in honour of Netball NSW and Parramatta Auburn Life Member Pat Weston, and awarded to the highest placed regional Association in the Open Championship Division. Last year the Pat Weston Country Champions Cup was awarded to Orange.

The four Penrith teams will sure have their work cut out for them in this year’s Championships though, having failed to reach the finals in each contested division in 2013.

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