Just one year ago, the Weizmann Institute of Science women’s netball team placed second in the “Shfela” district competition. For such a young team, this was quite an accomplishment. But Hila Gerafi, the team captain at the time, said they were setting their sights on something bigger: Winning in a national competition. This year, their hard work and dedication paid off.
Competing against 80 teams from all over Israel, the Weizmann women’s team won second place this year, securing their first trophy in a national competition. The tournament, which took place in Eilat, is an annual event, and the largest netball competition in the country.
Hard work and dedication paid off
Over the course of four days, all the teams battled it out in a single-elimination tournament, until the two strongest teams remained. The tournament culminated in a ceremony in which the first- and second-place winners were presented with a trophy by news announcer Dan Kaner.
“Through much effort and dedication, the Weizmann team – players from across all the Institute’s departments – has succeeded in achieving impressive results against more experienced teams in a very short span of time,” says team captain Ofira Higfa. “Next year, we’ll be aiming for first place.”
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