November 12 2014


November 12, 2014

NETBALL NEWS

More than 200 long-legged beauties representing16 teams from Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia jetted in to Bali to take part in the SPURS Bali Flames Netball Invitational 2014 on 25 October, the largest Netball tournament in Bali to date.

The tournament has been held at Bali International School annually since 2007 when it started with just a few teams playing some social netball in between shopping and pampering. It has developed into a full-day round-robin with simultaneous games on four courts, and back-to-back games across four divisions. The competition was fierce but it was the Singaporeans and New Zealanders who took home the honours.

The A Division Grand Final was held between The Bangkok Barbarians (a team of expatriates living in Thailand) and Paua Rose (a team of Kiwi’s living in Australia). The Grand Final saw Paua Rose undefeated and taking home the prestigious Kevala Ceramics Sponsored “Cup”.

The hosts, the Bali Flames, won two games but didn’t make the final round – yet it was still a vast improvement on their wooden spoon prize of their last place showing in 2013!

“Netball was the winner on the day,” said Bali Flames president and tournament organiser Rebecca Hamer. “This tournament was our biggest yet and we couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, particularly SPURS t-shirts and The Deck sports bar at Semara Seminyak Resort. “

Hamer went on “For many teams, the tournament is a good excuse to escape their hubbies and kids for a long weekend to Bali, including shopping, massages and a girl’s night out (in tutus for some!) We are overwhelmed by the interest already received for 2015 and will post the information on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/baliflamesnetball) in March/April. Until then, all players deserve a good rest from the netball as much as the after-party!”

The tournament was followed by an awards presentation buffet dinner with a live band at The Deck (sports bar at Semara Seminyak Resort & Spa. A raffle was also held, with a portion of proceeds going to The Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation – who provide breast screening, detection education and cancer treatment support to local Indonesian women.

This international sporting event was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of a number of Bali-based businesses: Spear Sportwear, The Deck sports bar, Atlas Pearls, RimbaJimbaran Bali by AYANA, L-Hotel Seminyak, Villa SUKA, Kavala Homewares, MerahPutih restaurant, Paulina KatrinaROXY, The Throwdown, Jason Childs Photography, Duck Duck Goose, Plaga WinesBali Soap, Alila Spa, Glo Day Spa, Cleopatra Spa, Wellbeing Spa, Lady Marmalade Nails.

What is Netball?
Predominantly a Commonwealth Nations’ sport, netball is the pre-eminent women’s sport in Australia and New Zealand. It is also popular in other former British colonies, such as Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. A non-contact sport roughly similar in characteristics to basketball; there are goal rings at each end and a ‘centre’ circle at which play begins after each goal, but netball does not allow bouncing, contacting, obstructing or running with the ball. It is a fast-paced, strategic game with high scoring.

The Bali Flames Netball Club play socially at the Bali International School every Tuesday night from 6-7pm. New players are welcome. The Club is serious about not taking netball too serious. For information, contact rebeccahamer#hotmail.com or go to www.baliflamesnetball.wordpress.com.

GYMNASTIC NEWS

For the first time ever the National Danish Performance Team (NDPT) will visit Indonesia. The NDPT are a group of highly skilled professional gymnastic athletes who travel the world with the aim to inspire the people of the world to live an active healthy lifestyle.

On this tour NDPT will be presenting the show ORBITA. The performance combines a variety of modern rhythmic gymnastics, dance, cheer, artistic vaulting, tumbling and high-energy acrobatics – it is a dazzling and breath taking display of the highest level. They will visit 12 countries on a six month world tour starting in September 2014 finishing in March 2015.

In Denmark, gymnastics is much more than a sport; it is a way of life and a part of a democratic and edifying development. Danish gymnastics goes back more than 150 years and is still an important, integrated and vital part of Danish culture. Since the early 1930’s, numerous Danish teams have toured the world, shared their skills and gotten to know many different cultures and people.

Bali Sports Foundation is proud to present to the people of Bali, the National Danish Performance Team on their Orbita world tour. Starting with 7 days in Bali they will perform three spectacular shows and conduct workshops for children, teens and adults alike. The team will arrive on December 3 with their first performance the following night. The 28 athletes and 6 support staff will travel around Bali to meet the people, take in the beauty of the island, learn about the culture but most importantly inspire all of us to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) staff and disabled athletes will be touring with the group as guides, and they will also perform as a support act to the National Danish Performance Team. The mission of BSF is to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in Bali & East Indonesia by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. Further information and tour dates and locations can be obtained by contacting Bali Sports Foundation at vicki#balisports.com.

For full list of sports please go to http://www.balisportmag.com.

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