After five grueling months of training, the time has come for Mudgee District Netball Association's 12s, 13s, and 14s representative sides as they head to Penrith this weekend to compete in the Junior State Titles.
Having to take to the court 18 times over a period of three days, the girls have been training between two and three times a week since the start of the year.
"Eighteen games is tough of the body so the girls are going into state as prepared as possible," Mudgee Netball representative coach, Tash Smith said.
On the back of a successful stint from the seniors at their installment of state titles in June, Smith says consistency is key for their high placing, but ensures each side has their own strengths.
The under 12s have both strong defence and attack, it will be whether or not they can contain their nerves for the duration of their games.Mudgee Netball representative coach, Tash Smith
"As for the under 13s, their defensive end is very strong and will create many turnovers. Their attacking end will need to monopolise on these turnovers which will win them games.
"The under 14s have strengthened their attacking end this year and also made a few changes to positions in defence, they're an exciting team to watch."
With the 12s and 14s in division three, they're looking for a top 10 result, while the 13s, in division for, are looking to claim a top four victory.
They have had excellent coaching and preparation, so I am sure they will exceed these goals.
"Mudgee Netball would like to wish the girls the best of luck and can't wait to see the results from the weekend."