Aussie success in New Zealand

Australia’s 17&Under, 20&Under, Mens Reserve and Masters representative teams headed to Wellington for the 2019 NZMMNA (New Zealand Mens and Mixed Netball Association) Mens Nationals last week.

The 17&Under and 20&Under teams both competed in the 23&Under division with some strong results, particularly given Australia’s 17&Under side did not win a game at last years’ NZMMNA Mens Nationals.

In the four-day tournament, teams played up to three games a day. The Australian Masters team lost just two matches across the event – to eventual Masters winners Christchurch – while the Australian Mens Reserves went through the competition undefeated.

Australia also won the three invitational matches that took place on the final day against combined New Zealand sides in each division.

Our umpires were commended for their efforts across the event.

Thanks the New Zealand Mens and Mixed Netball Association once again for inviting AMMNA to take part.

The competition caps off the 2019 domestic and international season for the Australia Mens and Mixed Netball Association.

Eyes are now firmly fixed on the Australian states as they select and prepare athletes for the Australian Championships. The 2020 Australian Championships will take place from April 12-18 at St Clair Recreation Centre in Adelaide.

2019 NZMMNA Mens Nationals results

Mens Reserve Division
Australia 49 def Waikato Tainui B 10
Australia 35 def Wellington A 32
Australia 42 def Northern Stormers A 14
Australia 33 def Dunedin A 15
Australia 62 def Southland 11
Australia 72 def Wellington B 12

Masters (35 & Over) Division
Australia 28 def Waikato 18
Australia 33 def Wellington 25
Australia def Cook Strait 26
Australia 30 lost to Christchurch 36
Australia 32 def Waikato Tainui 21
Australia 32 def Wellington 25
Australia 46 def Cook Strait 27
Australia 26 lost to Christchurch 33

23 & Under Division
Australia 17s
Australia 26 def Christchurch 23s 19
Australia 20 lost to Waikato Tainui 38
Australia 24 lost to Wellington 23s 35
Australia 27 lost to Australia 20s 33
Australia 33 def Christchurch 23s 19
Australia 16 lost to Waikato Tainui 23s 41
Australia 24 lost to Wellington 23s 27
Australia 31 lost to Australia 20s 35

Australia 20s
Australia 28 def Wellington 23s 25
Australia 37 def Christchurch 23s 26
Australia 25 lost to Waikato Tainui 23s 35
Australia 33 def Australia 17s 27
Australia 33 lost to Wellington 23s 38
Australia 29 def Christchurch 23s 28
Australia 27 lost to Waikato Tainui 41
Australia 35 def Australia 17s 31

Invitational matches
Australian Mens Reserves 53 def New Zealand Bs 18
Australian Masters 32 def New Zealand Masters 22
Australian 20s/17s 33 def New Zealand 23s 19