All smiles as 2018 Sutherland Shire Netball Association season starts

Thousands of players stepped out on the court on Saturday when the Sutherland Shire Netball Association season returned for 2018.

On a picturesque autumn day, reigning A1 premiers Storm Netball Club suffered an upset 34-31 loss to Taren Point in their opening round clash.

Beaten grand finalists Sylvania downed Thistles 1 46-16 while Thistles 2 beat Sharks 46-28 and Magpies defeated Falcons.

As well as senior games there were a host of junior matches played. Among the many results, Barden Ridge had a win against Fatima in the under-10s C division while Gymea also downed Sylvania in the under-11s A division.

The annual Crazy Hair and Sock Day fundraiser for the Kid’s Cancer Project will be held on June 16.

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