The Tamworth Sports Dome will be a hive of activity this Sunday as representative teams clash in the finals of the Northern Inland Regional League competition.
The finalists across three divisions will be vying for a spot at the Netball NSW State Cup.
There are clear leaders in all three divisions – Quirindi in division one, Gunnedah in division two and Armidale in division three – but Netball NSW Northern Inland regional development officer Sophie Sincock said the competition was much closer than it seems.
“In division one, two and three, there’s teams that are sitting nicely on top of the ladder, and they look good on paper, but with some closes games being played this year it makes sure the competition is interesting,” Sincock said.
In division one, Quirindi go into the finals undefeated after missing out on moving through to the Netball NSW State Cup last year.
“Last year, the standout team was Quirindi but there was an upset and Glen Innes ended up winning over Quirindi,” Sincock said.
“This year, Tamworth, Gunnedah and Moree are under Quirindi on the ladder but any of them can take out the top spot if they put their mind to it.”
Semi-finals and preliminary finals will be played in the morning on Sunday before the grand finals in the afternoon.
The first games of the day will be played at 9am while the final match of the day – the division one grand final – will take place at 2pm in a standalone time slot.
The division two and division three grand finals will be played alongside each other at 1pm.
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