The Canterbury and District Netball League hold an annual knockout competition during the season; the Ansted Cup and George Wilson Plate.

The Cup is named in memory of Don Ansted, who together with his wife Margaret, the Leagues' President, founded the Canterbury and District Netball League in 1977. Don sadly passed away on 18th August 2006, and it is in his memory that teams now compete each season for the Ansted Cup.

The Plate is named for George Wilson, a valued supporter of our League, and who kindly sponsored the knockout competition

Cup and Plate Competition Rules 2018-19
The rules for the competition including format, scoring and umpiring information

Cup & Plate Fixtures 2018-19
Full details of the draw, fixtures and timings

Winners Wall
All the previous winners of the cup and plate competitions since 2007

Results of the 2017/18 Finals

The Cup

Winners; Canterbury; Tash, Skip, Hannah, Emma, Alice, Sally and Emma
R/Up; Synergy; Kim, Laura, Michelle, Lou, Sarah, Karen and Jayne

The heat played a part in the match today, glorious sunshine, and temperatures well above 22 degrees - unseasonably warm, and the players certainly felt the heat in the latter stages. Synergy began the match with a 6 goal handicap advantage, but Canterbury blasted out of the blocks in the first quarter to get within one goal, Synergy countered in the second to regain their 6 goal advantage. Canterbury again surged in the third period and squared the score - all to play for in the last quarter of the game. Solid defence from Canterbury around the star Synergy shooter maximised Canterbury's possession and scoring opportunities. Play through the centre third visibly slowed as the heat took energy away from tired legs and passing errors increased. Canterbury's tactics in defence was the key decider, and they finished the match 4 goals ahead at the final whistle. 56 - 52.

The Plate

Winners; Canterbury Academy White; Mercy, Holly, Elizabeth, Monica, Gracie, Bex, Liv and Esther.
R/Up; GG Fitness; Lauren, Rose, Carmen, Vicky, Lucy, Nat and Sadie.

White's excitement in qualifying for the final was infectious, and they brought friends, family, and team mates to cheer them on against an experienced and determined GG Fitness team. Starting with a 17 Goal handicap deficit, GG knew that they had to steadily eat into the White's advantage - which they did. Outscoring Whites in every quarter they narrowed the gap - but too slowly in the first half of the match leaving 13 goals still to make up in the second half. GG's third quarter indicated their intent, reducing the White's advantage to 6. With GG having their star shooter in the circle for the final period the match looked to be going GG's way, however strong and inspired defence by Whites, backed up by solid centre court play enabled them to hang on - winning by a narrow 2 goals. 75 - 73.

Congratulations to

2018 Winners:
Cup: Canterbury
Plate: Canterbury Academy White

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