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Queensland and Victoria win at netball at Australian Deaf Games Adelaide 2016

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With the first day of netball play having been completed earlier today at the Australian Deaf Games Adelaide 2016, Queensland and Victoria have come away as the only teams to earn wins.

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The competition started with women’s netball.  The opening game saw Queensland’s women crush Fiji 65 – 7.  The second match of the day was another lopsided affair: Victoria beat the Australian Capital Territory 65 – 10.

After lunch, the netball competition shifted to the mixed gender teams.  The first game was Fiji versus Queensland, with Fiji faring poorly.  They lost  6 – 57.  The last match of the day was a draw, with South Australia and Victoria both scoring 31 points each and neither claiming victory.

Deaf Netball Australia held their annual AGM earlier during the Australian Deaf Games. Briana Beath was elected chairperson, while Vincenza Pezzimenti, Lisa Ebersberger, Tamara Hone and Larry Brown were elected as subcommittee members.  Ebersberger and Brown were the newly elected members.  The committee’s focus after these Games is preparing for the  NDNCC 2016 in Tasmania.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2521 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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