Preparations have well and truly begun for the Netball NSW State Titles as the Tamworth Netball Association hosted its representative carnival on the weekend.
The Tamworth Netball Association (TNA) entered teams in all seven age divisions - which ranged from under 11s to open - with three of the home sides finishing on top of their respective ladders.
The under 13s, under 15s and under 17s Tamworth sides all went through the carnival undefeated.
Muswellbrook also went through undefeated in the 11s, 12s and 14s while Quirindi achieved the feat in the open division.
Tamworth also finished second in the 11s, 14s and open divisions and fourth in the under 12s.
"It was awesome. It was a good start for us," TNA publicity officer Melissa Bolsom said of the Tamworth teams.
"We've got Newcastle coming up on May 16 and we've got another one [carnival] at the end of May in Singleton.
"Then we'll be keeping up our practice in the local competitions on Monday and Saturday leading up to the state titles."
A range off associations were represented at the TNA representative carnival.
Muswellbrook, Inverell, Armidale, Group 14, Narrabri, Moree, Gunnedah, Quirindi and Kurri Kurri all sent teams to Tamworth.
In total, 40 teams took to the court on Sunday and Bolsom said the work put in on the sidelines made it all possible.
"It was a real success and it was a credit to our committee because they all worked hard and it all went off without any glitches,"she said.
The teams will all have an eye on the state titles now.
The state titles will be split into junior and senior carnivals this year to keep numbers in line with COVID-19 regulations.
The Senior State Titles - 15s, 17s and open - will be played on June 12-14 while the Junior State Titles - 12s, 13s and 14s - will be played on June 26-28. Both of the Netball NSW events will be played in Sydney.
At the TNA representative carnival on Sunday, May 2.
Under 11s: Muswellbrook
Under 12s: Muswellbrook
Under 13s: Tamworth
Under 14s: Muswellbrook
Under 15s: Tamworth
Under 17s: Tamworth
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