Strong performances at Boorloo NAIDOC Carnival from six Katanning Allstars Netball Club teams

Harry GrigsonGreat Southern Herald
Zalarah Bennell, 10, Alize Bransby-Riley, 9, Latarah Wallam, 9 and Arabella Garlett, 9.
Camera IconZalarah Bennell, 10, Alize Bransby-Riley, 9, Latarah Wallam, 9 and Arabella Garlett, 9. Credit: Kylie Taylor

Katanning Allstar Netball Club competed in an annual NAIDOC Week netball tournament that attracted more than 100 teams from around the State last week.

On July 5 six teams represented the Allstars at the Boorloo NAIDOC Carnival at the Matthews Netball Centre in Perth.

Club president Kylie Taylor said the day was important for all girls to come together from around WA and honour Aboriginal heritage.

“We went out there to celebrate our culture and the achievements of our people and this year’s NAIDOC theme For our elders,” Taylor said.

Katanning Allstars under-14s team.
Camera IconKatanning Allstars under-14s team. Credit: Kylie Taylor

“The girls did well this year and our NetSetGo team finished runners-up, under-12s finished third and under-18s finished fourth.”

Four junior and two senior outfits took the court with some claiming impressive results.

The open senior women’s team was the club’s most successful, finishing the competition undefeated across their six games.

They were forced to forfeit halfway through the grand final due to a player sustaining an injury.

Katanning Allstars under-18s team.
Camera IconKatanning Allstars under-18s team. Credit: Kylie Taylor

NetSetGo finished with three wins, a loss and a draw from their five games, the under-12s finished with two wins and two losses and the under-18s won two from five.

Taylor said, results aside, the carnival is important to the club and players get to compete against others from around WA while celebrating an important week.

“The girls get very excited leading up to this one-day event because we get to showcase our talent,” she said.

“We’re very proud of our culture and we get to celebrate that on this day through netball.”

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