Teams strengthened by return of regular players as defending champs Olympians 1 bounce back

Tina BriscoeGreat Southern Herald
Broomehill's Wendy Hall shoots defended by Kia Ora's Issabelle Marwick.
Camera IconBroomehill's Wendy Hall shoots defended by Kia Ora's Issabelle Marwick. Credit: Tina Briscoe

It was great to get back on home courts on Saturday after a couple of weeks off playing at the Katanning Leisure Centre.

Numbers were a lot better for both juniors and seniors.

Juniors had three games in Katanning on Saturday while the fourth junior game was a Kojonup derby, which was held on their new courts.

The Set kids got to show off their newly taught skills with a mini game being held on Saturday also.

Kojonup’s Courtney Hunt throws the ball in over Cardinals Fever Tara Punch.
Camera IconKojonup’s Courtney Hunt throws the ball in over Cardinals Fever Tara Punch. Credit: Tina Briscoe

They have been training hard on Monday afternoons and the mini game helps their development as they look to progress to GO junior teams next year.

Seniors were back to normal for this round with all teams almost complete.

There was only one A-grade game played and Olympians 1 did some damage with their regular players back in action.

The reigning premiers recorded a strong 10-goal win over Kojonup 1 at the final whistle, 43-33.

It was a terrific round in A-reserve as Kojonup 2 and Allstars 2 played out a nailbiter.

Kia Ora's Olivia D'Aprile shooting for goal while Broomehill's Sara Anderson defends the shot.
Camera IconKia Ora's Olivia D'Aprile shooting for goal while Broomehill's Sara Anderson defends the shot. Credit: Tina Briscoe

The two sides could not be separated at the end of full-time, the match finishing in a 47-all draw.

Kia Ora notched their first win against Broomehill, in a very close game that had everyone on the edge of their seats. It was just a three-goal margin in the end but Kia Ora prevailed 35-32.

The Katanning teams struggled in the B-grade competition as Kojonup 3 won a tough match against Olympians 2, 24-16.

Dumbleyung 1 dominated Olympians 3 as they notched a 49-24 result and Kojonup 4 were too good for Cardinals Fever as they ran out winners 33-21.

Kia Ora’s Angel Wanoa shoots over Broomehill's Lisa Stanley.
Camera IconKia Ora’s Angel Wanoa shoots over Broomehill's Lisa Stanley. Credit: Tina Briscoe

In the C-grade, Allstars 3 ran out 38-23 winners against Cardinals Phoenix and Dumbleyung 2 kept the winning streak for their club going with a 38-17 triumph over Cardinals Vixens.

There will be no netball this weekend in Katanning as players from around WA head to Perth for the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships.

Katanning Netball Association will send junior teams up to the annual event.

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