Derbies galore in Katanning Netball Association as exciting games highlight round five

Tina BriscoeGreat Southern Herald
Cardinals Vixen’s Belinda Nolan and All Stars 3's Kaitlyn Vickers compete for the ball.
Camera IconCardinals Vixen’s Belinda Nolan and All Stars 3's Kaitlyn Vickers compete for the ball. Credit: Tina Briscoe

The Katanning Netball Association returned to action after a short break for the long weekend and everyone was raring to go on Saturday.

Juniors were up and at it bright and early in both Katanning and Kojonup as home derbies were played.

All four Katanning teams played against each other at the Katanning Leisure Centre while the four Kojonup teams played in their derby, making good use of the new courts.

In the A-grade competition, Allstars 1 squared off against Cardinals Force in front of a strong crowd with the Allstars putting pressure on the Cardies from the start, running out strong 16-goal winners at the final whistle, 44-28.

Meanwhile in the A-reserve fixture, Allstars 2 kept Kia Ora on their toes and almost doubled their score, recording a strong 43-22 triumph in the end, and Kojonup 2 were clinical in their 48-29 win over Broomehill.

Olympians 2’s Lisa Ramm taking a penalty pass with Hereina Tunui beside her from Kojonup 4.
Camera IconOlympians 2’s Lisa Ramm taking a penalty pass with Hereina Tunui beside her from Kojonup 4. Credit: Tina Briscoe

In the B-grade competition Kojonup 3 emerged winners against Olympians 3, reversing the result from their previous encounter this season, as Kojonup claimed a 36-26 win.

Dumbleyung 1 proved too strong for Cardinals Fever, 36-23, and Olympians 2 had a great start but couldn’t keep it up against Kojonup 4 who took the points with a 43-32 win.

Both Cardinals teams went down in C-grade, Allstars 3 defeating Cardinals Vixens, 36-27.

Dumbleyung 2 were far too strong for Cardinals Phoenix, prevailing 50-33.

Netball continues this Saturday, June 18, for set, junior and senior players.

In between games the Green Shirts Program is being held again by Julie Hanna, an important program to develop umpires.

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