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Saigon Shooters take Indochina Cup

Posted by Vietnam Swans on December 9, 2009

Two weeks ago, the Saigon Shooters Netball Club toured with the Vietnam Swans to Bangkok to take on the Thailand Tigers Netball Club in their own Indochina Cup. Below, Fleur Gamble, President of the Saigon Shooters, and Committee member of the Vietnam Swans, reports on the weekend.

The Saigon Shooters - very pleased with their first ever international tour!

Since it’s inception in September 2009, the Saigon Shooters netball club has done nothing but fly! With a huge 19 ladies turning up for the very first training session the ball was sent rolling swiftly into the future from there.

On average 15-20 ladies front training every Wednesday night at the local Australian International School (AIS) in District 2 for an hour and half of fitness, ball skills and game play which is undertaken at various levels.

Our first and most significant success, aside from the club’s popularity, was our recent jaunt to the Indochina Cup in Bangkok. Our two teams of girls came kitted out in some fancy Fair Fashion uniforms and we were ready to play.

The Thailand Tigers, who fronted our two teams, were impressed by our tight and fast game. Both Shooters’ teams had successful wins against the Tigers.

Awesome shots were going in from all around the D from our amazing Shooters Kelsey, Paula, Cathy and Carrie. Hard work was represented in the centre court with a few new players really showing how far they have come since September. Most notably Bridget and Andrea in Wing Defence weren’t letting their opponents near the ball and new to the game, Rachel, was all over her Goal Keeping Position. Some of our most experienced girls did what they do best with Claire and Emma owning the ball all over the court – so much so they didn’t even need their team mates for some amazing skills.

Our height and strength was well recognised with Roz, Helen, Tracy and Fleur in Goal Defence. A special mention to our very well prepared Captains Lizzie and Keryn, who had plays, positions and sub options galore for each team to try out.

All in all the tour was a huge success on and off the court. We took home the Indochina Cup and we have certainly made friends for life. It’s onwards and upwards for us now with plans for a 5 team comp, tournament hosting and more touring in the works for 2010.

As we say in our camp “Shooters Fly”. Here’s looking to a flying future for us all at the Shooters and at our sister Club the Vietnam Swans!!

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