Tuesday, February 20, 2018
CELEBRATING A MILESTONE… Netballer, Helen Hutchins (nee Downs)  (middle) celebrated her 350th game playing with the Tallygaroopna Netball Club at the weekend. Photo: Supplied.

Hutchins lines up for 350th game

David Lee July 8, 2015
CELEBRATING A MILESTONE… Netballer, Helen Hutchins (nee Downs)  (middle) celebrated her 350th game playing with the Tallygaroopna Netball Club at the weekend. Photo: Supplied.

CELEBRATING A MILESTONE… Netballer, Helen Hutchins (nee Downs) (middle) celebrated her 350th game playing with the Tallygaroopna Netball Club at the weekend. Photo: Supplied.

TALLYGAROOPNA netball stalwart, Helen Hutchins (nee Downs) scored a great milestone in her netballing career at the weekend, lining up for B Grade against Rushworth for her 350th club game.
Helen, who commenced at Tallygaroopna in 1997, has played 105 A Grade games, three C Grade games and this week played her 242nd B Grade game. Her 350 game tally places her at fifth highest number of games in the club’s history.
Tallygaroopna’s Netball President, Carmen Nicholson is full of praise for Helen’s contribution to the club.
“Helen has been an important member of our club for the past 18 years and has been a consistently high performer in defensive or mid court roles.
“She has also been our B Grade Best and Fairest three times, including the last two years and was also an important player in six club premierships including the club’s only A Grade flag in 2008.
“Off court she is a fantastic club person and has coached B Grade, been the club’s fundraising coordinator and is still contributing as the current Assistant Secretary.
“The Tallygaroopna Netball Club is very proud of Helen’s achievements on and off the court and take great delight in being able to recognise and celebrate such an impressive milestone.”