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Karana Netball Club was founded in 1964 by Cleone Probert (Boniwell). Cleone had played with another club before travelling overseas. On her return in 1964 she formed the first Karana team with players from the disbanded Friends Old Scholars team and others.
The name Karana is an aboriginal word meaning “Quietly” or “The Quiet One”.

The first team consisted of herself, Sandra Creese, Betty Parssey, Ruth Marshall, Sandra Moore, Pat Hurd and Gail Salter. Training was held in the gym at Hobart Matriculation College where Cleone taught.
Karana has grown from that small start to one of the largest clubs within the STNA. In 2016 Karana has 24 teams competing in the Tasmanian Netball League and the Southern Tasmanian Netball Association. Karana has over 260 registered players, coaches, umpires and supporters.
Since the formation of Karana, its club members have taken pride in preserving the values of the founding members and have not changed the club colours from the original red and blue, nor changed the club name. more

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Great matches were played last night in the Bartercard Premier League, Greta and I hope we wrote reports that did the games justice. The match of the round prevailed this week as St Lukes Karana Red and Tassal Huon Valley pushed each other to the brink and ended the game with a one goal difference. Karana Red outplayed Huon with tight defence which slowed their play dramatically in the first quarter. Ellie Doyle entered the match at quarter time and instantly stood out for the Huon side as they wore Karana down and gradually increased their speed, breaking the solid defence. The skills of Karana were on show in the attacking end as Chloe Moult and Rachel Siely were smooth and creative in their goal circle. The half time score saw Karana leading 27-30. Huon’s Carolyn Reid continued her stellar form for the season providing a consistent and strong option for her teammates. Karana’s defensive efforts from Zoie Crawford and Katelyn Barry delivered a spectacle for supporters while Ellie Doyle and Christie-Lee Smith defended well together to slow Karana’s attack. The score heading into the final quarter had Karana leading 41-40 and the game was set to go down to the wire. The fourth quarter delivered patient and smart netball as the match became somewhat of a shoot-out. Both teams treasured possession and worked the ball around the circle or reset to the transverse line to ensure capitalisation on possession. Karana’s WA Jenay Moorcroft had sublime use of preliminary moves which allowed her to hit the circle with ease. As the match neared the end the ball became sacred and defensive efforts became regular. With the scoring being goal for goal Karana were able to hold off Huon 56-55 with player of the match going to Huon’s Sarah Harriss. Full Stories: www.stna.asn.au/node/51

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As we inch closer to the finals, round 20 of the State League Competition continues this Saturday in Hobart. Saturday July 30th Lexus Arrows v Myrtle Ridge Northern Hawks HN&SC 3:30pm & 5:15pm S1 Sunday July 31st Cripps Waratah v Bellamy's Organic Cavaliers HN&SC 12:00pm & 1:45pm S1 Sunday July 31st StLukes Karana v Devon HN&SC 1:00pm & 2:45pm S2 Sunday July 31st Glendon Kingston Blues v Burnie Tigers KSC 1:00pm & 2:45pm S1 Photo courtesy Reg Ashman Photography - www.facebook.com/Reg-Ashman-Photography-113865685350813/?fref=ts

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