1 Dec 2013

The Star : Legendary Win, Legend A Come Out Tops In Closely Contested Netball Final

IMPRESSIVE skills and a determined effort paid off for Team Legend A who beat Team Mawar Biru 11-9 in a closely contested final at the SportsUnite Unity Netball Open Carnival 2013.

In third place were Team UMW, who took the bronze medal when they pulled off a convincing win over Team PAT 10-6 in the playoff.

Held at Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Sports Complex in Kelana Jaya, 18 teams, comprising players of at least two different races in each, gathered in the spirit of unity to compete in the event.

Nestle Cornflakes was the main sponsor of the carnival organised by SportsUnite Sports Club and supported by MBPJ.

Club chairman Datuk Dina Rizal said they were continuing their vision of trying to promote unity through sport.

“It was truly inspiring to see participants of different races competing in healthy competition,” he said.

“To us, there were no winners and no losers as most importantly, the participating teams enjoyed the game in the spirit of fellowship and unity.

“We look forward to the support of sponsors and MBPJ to continue organising this carnival next year,” he added.

The event was played on a league format in the first round before moving to the knock-out rounds.

To ensure fairness, only retired national and state players above 40 were eligible to participate.

Team Legend A walked away with a cash prize, trophies, medals and Nestle Cornflakes hampers for their success.

Petaling Jaya councillor Raja Fairuz Raja Mazlan, who presented the prizes to the top four teams, said the carnival helps to boost the sports culture among Malaysians.

“It also promotes the spirit of racial integration amongst participants and supporters of different races. Sports builds good values and strengthens one’s character. It should be encouraged at all times,” she said.

Honorary awards

Best Attacker: Nor Zuraini Zuhami (Legend A)

Best Defender: Nor Hafizah Fauzi (Legend A)

Top scorer: Nurul Nabilah (PAT)

source : http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2013/11/29/Legendary-win-Legend-A-come-out-tops-in-closely-contested-netball-final.aspx

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