The Central Coast Heart held its end of year presentation at Central Coast Leagues Club on Friday 13th October with representatives from the Heart's corporate partners Central Coast Leagues Club and Bendigo Bank Central Coast Branches in attendance.
The evening was hosted by Central Coast Heart Patron and Federal Member for Dobell, The Honourable Emma McBride.
Demi Evans was named Athlete of the Year for the Opens team, whilst Madalyn Wild was named Athlete of the Year for the U20s.
We congratulate Demi and Madalyn and look forward to a successful 2018 season.
Award recipients Madalyn Wild (L) and Demi Evans (R)
Both the Central Coast Heart Opens and U20s teams secured victories over GWS Fury in last night's final round of the inaugural Samsung Premier League.
Unfortunately the wins did not secure a finals birth for either team. The Opens finished equal fourth but narrowly missed the chance to play in the semi final next week, due to For and Against points.
The U20s can be proud of their successful second half of the season, with 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses placing them 6th on the competition ladder.
Both teams finished the competition with strength and "heart".
See the Central Coast Heart v The Panthers on Showcourt 6th July
Central Coast Heart invite you to join them as they take on the Panthers in the NNSW Premier League on Netball Central's Showcourt, Wednesday 6th July.
You can enjoy a buffet dinner and refreshments in the comfort of the Waratah Room as you watch the Heart compete.
The cost is $40 per person, including entry to the venue, food and non-alcoholic refreshments.
To purchase tickets, contact Association Presidents Same Gribble GNA, Frank Passmore WDNA or Lisa Coakley WWPNA who will accept cash in an envelope. You can also pay via direct deposit to the Heart's account with Bendigo Bank Wyong: BSB 633000 Account 155461007 reference "0607 your name".
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wear the Heart's colours of yellow/gold and teal to show your support!
The Central Coast Heart claimed their second win of the competition when they defeated Panthers, 62-47, in Round 4 action of the 2016 Samsung Premier League last night, Wednesday 11 May at Netball Central.
The fifth-place Heart led at every break, but it was off the back of their solid second-half performance that they were able to overcome the Panthers who have moved from fourth to seventh pace following the defeat.
Central Coast were able to open the scoring, however it was the Panthers that began strongest of the two by quickly getting out to a five goal lead early in opening first quarter. This advantage was short lived as the Heart settled into the match to regain the lead, which they would not surrender for the remainder of the match.
The Heart’s defenders provided a strong backbone for their side’s victory, doing well to limit the influence of the Panthers’ shooters. But it was a full-team effort as the midcourters put strong pressure over the Panthers’ feeders to give their circle defenders opportunity to turnover possession.
It was clear as the game crept towards half-time that the Heart had settled into their style of play, which after a solid third quarter performance saw them extend their lead from four, out to 10 goals. Heart shooter Madeleine Taylor led her side’s charge by showing rhythm and confidence in her shot, having a strong impact on where it mattered most – the scoreboard.
The Heart maintained their strong defence and composure, all the while further extending their lead to post a 15-goal victory.
The Heart will now face UTS St George Sparks next Wednesday 18 May in Round 5 action at Netball Central.
Meanwhile the Panthers U20s held off a strong final quarter fight back from the Heart to secure their third win of the 2016 Samsung Primer League season.
Despite growing their lead at every break, the Panthers were met by a spirited Heart side in the fourth quarter; however were able to hold on to post 49-46 victory after Heart won the final quarter 13 goals to nine.
The relentless Panthers full court defence proved difficult for the Heart to penetrate to allow their shooters to have influence on the scoreboard, which began to sway to the Panthers advantage. A two goal lead quickly grew to eleven giving the Panthers their biggest lead of the match.
But the Heart’s work rate didn’t drop as they clawed back two quick goals to go into the first half break with a nine-goal deficit.
This gap was maintained for the remainder of the third until the Heart found some momentum, going on a 6-1 run to give themselves a fighting chance and threatening to take the lead.
With ten minutes remaining to play and four goals the difference, the Heart could sense a win, with their shooting combination of Doorn and Hawley keeping their side in the contest. At this point the momentum of the game had shifted and the Heart was brimming with confidence.
Heart were back within one goal before a Panthers injury time out saw personnel changes, briefly interrupting Heart’s strong-hold on the contest. With both benches on their feet willing their teammates on, the intensity was ripe and both teams’ passion was on full display.
But credit to the Panthers who were able to hold out Heart to finish off the match.
The Heart players had a lot of fun running the 3rd annual Pink Sports Day BBQ at Gosford Netball Association last Saturday 7th May. In collaboration with other rep players, managers, coaches, parents and other volunteers the Heart assisted to raise a total amount of $4028.25. All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Network Australia. It was wonderful to see so many people in pink supporting this cause.
Central Coast Heart showed their fighting spirit by posting a commanding 46-35 win over Manly Warringah Sapphires in Round 3 of the Samsung Premier League last night, Wednesday 4 May. It was the Heart’s first win of 2016, all the while delivering Sapphires their first defeat of the season.
From the first whistle the Heart impressed by using speed to move the ball quickly through the court, in turn creating space for movement and flow in the attack end. These opportunities were assisted by strong defensive outing from their backline, who helped provide plenty of possession for the Heart shooters to capitalise; particularly goal defender Demi Evans and goal keeper Laura Roger whose relentless defence resulted in several intercepts and deflections.
The Sapphires worked hard in the second half, however the Heart had proved too damaging in the second quarter – putting up 15 goals to Sapphires’ four – to take a healthy 15 goal advantage and a comfortable lead.
It was an almost perfect 60 minute performance from the Heart, who went on to post an 11-goal victory.
“I’m thrilled for my team to have secured their first win early in the season”, said Under 20s Head Coach Nerida Stewart. “The team have been training intensely and to be rewarded with a win is a real confidence boost for these junior athletes” concluded Nerida.
The Heart will now meet the Panthers for Round 4 next Wednesday 11 May, at 7pm AEST.
Central Coast Heart are on the board for the 2016 Samsung Premier League after defeating ERNA Hawks, 54-46, in Round 2 action last night, Wednesday 27 April, at Netball Central.
With both teams searching for their first win of the season, it was always going to be a highly contested battle. However it is the Heart who took the spoils following their final quarter effort, with the lead exchanging hands throughout the fast paced contest.
Both teams showed their cards early, opting to transition the ball quickly through the court to gift their shooters the most opportunities to have an impact on the scoreboard. Despite the Hawks leading for the majority of the opening minutes, the Heart finished strong to take a slim one-goal lead at the first break.
With the Heart leading by two goals to begin the final quarter, the Heart were in high spirits. The defensive pressure by Tianna Cummings and Leanne Grevenitz
was relentless, whilst consistent shooting percentages from the Heart goalers helped secure the win.
“We’re thrilled to have a win on the board in round 2”, said Opens Head Coach Amber Cross. “The girls have been training intensely and it showed on the court last night” concluded Amber.
The Heart will meet the Manly Warringah Sapphires in Round 3.
Unfortunately the 20/U team struggled, going down to the Hawks by 16 goals.
Central Coast Leagues Club has been announced as a platinum partner of The Central Coast Heart. The partnership will see selected games live streamed in Central Coast Leagues Club for families to watch as well as a two-year partnership of the team.
“The newly formed Premier League is an exciting opportunity for these athletes to compete in an elite competition and it’s exciting to have matches available for the local community to view at Central Coast Leagues Club.
We’re dedicated to supporting the community through various avenues, this partnership, is one such avenue. The Central Coast Heart, is clearly a team passionate about encouraging talented young netballers to achieve their goals,” said Acting General Manger of Central Coast Leagues Club, Peter Blacker (pictured with Gosford Mayor Lawrie McKinna at the official launch held Monday 18 April at Central Coast Leagues Club).
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Long Jetty Podiatry is located at 7/308 The Entrance Road Long Jetty. For appointments, please phone (02) 4332 9734.
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