It’s full circle for Nellakir this month after having been awarded the contract to construct 6 new competition Timber Sports Flooring courts at the Victorian Headquarters for Netball at Royal Park. Back in 2001, Nellakir completed the construction and installation of the two main Competition Courts at the facility. These were scheduled to coincide with the Commonwealth Games hosted in Melbourne in 2006. View case study
With the phenomenal growth of the game, the time has now arrived to expand the Royal Park facilities and provide absolute premium playing surfaces for the ever expanding and popular game of Netball here in Melbourne. As the State centre for Netball, the facility can utilise the new courts in hosting major competitions going forward. Nellakir are proud to be involved in this innovative and much needed project.
At the same time Nellakir are proceeding to replace the existing court and facilities at Richmond High School, commencing shortly. This will also provide the local community with an excellent facility for premium competition.
Unfortunately, the Boomers missed the medal count again in China at the World Cup, We look forward to the Olympics in Tokyo.
Here’s a quick report on the Bronze Medal play-off with France.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Australian Boomers fall to France in bronze medal game
The Australian Boomers’ fell short in the bronze medal game, going down 67-59 to France at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
After leading by as many as 15 points in the third quarter, the Boomers let the lead slip as Nando De Colo took over for France, surging back into the game behind a 19-6 run.
The Boomers have lost four previous bronze medal games, all coming at the Olympic Games (1988, 1996, 2000, and 2016).
Nando De Colo led France with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, taking over in the second half to power France home.
Evan Fournier added 16 points, while Nic Batum and Andrew Albicy chipped in nine each, with Albiciy draining three triples in the fourth quarter, including the dagger to extend the lead to seven points with 1:06 remaining.
Joe Ingles led the Aussies with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Patty Mills was on the only other scorer in double figures with 15.
Mills had the Aussies going early, scoring eight points in the first quarter as the Boomers took a 16-11 lead after 10 minutes. Ingles took over in the second, leading the Aussies with 12 points as they took a 30-21 lead into half-time.
Ingles’ and-1 layup over Rudy Gobert with 7:34 remaining in the third extended the lead to 15, before De Colo and Fournier powered France back into the game, cutting the lead to four points heading into the fourth quarter.
After both teams traded the lead, France siezed control when Gobert’s first bucket of the game put them up 60-56 with 2:06 remaining.
De Colo then produced a clutch steal with 1:25 remaining, before Albicy’s triple gave France some breathing room. France held strong down the stretch, thanks to some Batum free-throws, winning the final quarter 25-13.
De Colo was instrumental in France’s comeback, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter.
Turnovers continued to plague the Aussies in their semi-final, amassing 19 to France’s 13.
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