Katanning Netball Association hold smashing final round ahead of long weekend

Tina BriscoeGreat Southern Herald
Olympians 3’s Makayla Robinson shoots over Dumbleyung 2’s Heather Bartram in the C-grade competition.
Camera IconOlympians 3’s Makayla Robinson shoots over Dumbleyung 2’s Heather Bartram in the C-grade competition. Credit: Tina Briscoe

The Katanning Netball Association had a smashing final round before the long weekend ahead, but not all players will get a weekend off to rest.

Two teams have been selected to represent Katanning in the Fuel to Go and Play Association Championships.

Davina Davies, development officer for the KNA, has spent a lot of time making this happen.

Katanning will send an under-13 and under-15 team to the championships.

Selection trials were conducted, with each trial involving four volunteers to help out.

At the championships in Perth, the KNA will also have about five volunteers for each team to assist with managing, coaching, scoring timing and umpiring.

Both teams will play seven games in a round-robin format over three days and finals are on Monday.

On Wednesday last week, the KNA had two make-up games from round one in the A and A-reserve grade.

Kojonup 1 prevailed by one goal over Kia Ora, winning 45-44. All Stars 1 defeated Olympians 1, 53-48.

On Saturday, juniors proved they were taking on all the training and skills taught to them with all games much closer.

In the seniors, Olympians 1 owned the court over Cardinals Force, winning 67-33, and Kojonup 1 dominated Broomehill, 62-33.

Kia Ora redeemed themselves from last week’s loss to beat Dumbleyung 1, 36-29.

In the B-grade Kojonup 2 took the win over Olympians 2, 38-18 while Tambellup Bluebirds couldn’t prevail this round against Allstars 2, going down 26-44.

Some younger players showed nice skills in the C-grade after starting in senior netball for the first time this year.

Olympians 3 had a closer call this week against Dumbleyung 2, winning 30-21, and Kojonup 3 weren’t taking it easy against Cardinal Vixens in a 60-35 win.

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