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Katanning gets netball fever with Primary School Cup and double round of senior fixtures

Tina Briscoe Great Southern Herald
Dumbleyung's Kyleah McRoberts ready to pass into circle.
Camera IconDumbleyung's Kyleah McRoberts ready to pass into circle. Credit: Tina Briscoe

It was a big week for local players as Katanning hosted the 2023 West Coast Fever Primary School Cup on Friday.

This in an annual event run by Netball WA, with Netball Great Southern helping co-ordinate.

In bright sunshine, 43 teams from around the Great Southern took part with boys and girls Year 5 and 6 divisions.

Cardinals' Raevin Tunui shoots as Broomehill's Alanna White defends.
Camera IconCardinals' Raevin Tunui shoots as Broomehill's Alanna White defends. Credit: Tina Briscoe

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Albany, Denmark, Tambellup and Mt Barker were successful in the grand finals.

On Wednesday night in chilly conditions, eight seniors games were played in round 12 for A and C-grade.

In A-Grade Olympians 1 maintained their superior ladder position over Kojonup 1 with a healthy 53-42 win.

Allstars 1 gave Te Taitonga 1 a good run from the first whistle and it was Allstars who ran out big winners, 71-25.

There was a derby between Kojonup 3 and Kojonup 4 and despite plenty of friendly rivalry, Kojonup 3 emerged winners 46-25.

Cardinals Phoenix are rising up the ladder and got another win under their belt after downing Dumbleyung 2, 58-30.

Saturday had all grades back in action and the youngsters were raring to go after a couple weeks off.

With a few rounds left, the kids have produced some epic skills throughout the season so far.

Juniors are looking forward to their finals with some huge teamwork making all the difference on the scorecards.

Seniors came back in full swing and in A-grade Allstars1 showed no signs of slowing down again against Te Taitonga 1.

Te Taitonga fought hard but Allstars scored a huge win, 75-32.

Tianna Ryder taking penalty pass with Bridie Valenti standing out of play.
Camera IconTianna Ryder taking penalty pass with Bridie Valenti standing out of play. Credit: Tina Briscoe

Olympians1 had some work to do as Kojonup1 have worked hard in gaining more momentum as the season progresses.

Kojonup 1 started strongly and claimed a thrilling one goal in the end, 52-51.

In A-reserves Broomehill clashed with Cardinals Force, who are having a great second half of the season.

Cardinals Force were far too strong to win 51-18.

Allstars 2 are hoping to finish on top and they didn’t hurt their chances with a 53-24 win over Dumbleyung 1.

The B-grade competition is very exciting as teams move up and down the ladder.

Te Taitonga 2 had another amazing game, coming back from a loss at the beginning of the season against opponents Olympians 3.

This time around Te Taitonga 2 doubled their score to win 46-23.

Allstars 3 are a force to be reckoned with and up against Cardinals Fever they didn’t miss a beat to finish winners 39-23.

Cardinals' Adison O'Neill shoots on goal as Tarnelle Ugle defends.
Camera IconCardinals' Adison O'Neill shoots on goal as Tarnelle Ugle defends. Credit: Tina Briscoe

Kojonup dominated the C-grade games starting with Kojonup 3 against Cardinals Phoenix.

It was a strong game and score were close throughout but Kojonup pushed a little harder towards the end and took the win 39-31.

Kojonup 4 are keen to get themselves into the finals and scored another win against Dumbleyung 2, 57-31.

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