Narrogin and Districts send five teams to at Fuel to Go and Play Association Championships in Perth

Lee ConlanNarrogin Observer
NDNA under-20 division four winning squad.
Camera IconNDNA under-20 division four winning squad. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

The Narrogin and Districts Netball Association teams had a spectacular trip to the 2023 Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships at the weekend.

Four junior teams and one senior team attended from the NDNA.

The junior teams came together for the first time on court after training hard for the past five weeks.

The weekend started with fun in the sun but with rain, wind and lightning on Sunday afternoon, multiple games for three divisions were abandoned.

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All players handled the conditions well, playing outside their comfort zone of the indoor NDNA courts.

The under-18 team, playing in under-20 division four went from strength to strength and with some close games under their belts in the Saturday and Sunday games, finished top of the ladder undefeated.

NDNA association champs under-16 division five squad.
Camera IconNDNA association champs under-16 division five squad. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

They went into the preliminary final against Collie, who they had only beaten by two goals in the previous round and with awesome intercepts, spot on shooting and great momentum in mid-court, they came away with a confidence-boosting 28-13 win.

The grand final brought a well contested match against Rockingham.

With a strong first half, the girls went into the second half four goals up and held on for victory 19-16 to come home with the title.

Liberty Tullett was named most valuable player by coach Erin Streeton for her consistent leads and intercepts down the court as well as her positive attitude and team spirit.

The under-16 team playing in division five failed to win a game all weekend but came close in a few encounters and showed plenty of spunk, grit and resilience to be competitive in every game.

Emma Graham received the MVP award from coaches Sarah Corner and Jade Martens for her consistency, flexibility in multiple positions and great defending and attacking skills.

The under-14 team, graded highly in division four, had a memorable few days playing in sunshine, rain, thunder and lightning.

They started with several wins after some inspirational plays after one team member sustained a suspected fractured arm.

They displayed teamwork, resilience and determination through all games for which they should be proud.

With a lot of personal improvement from all players over the weekend, the MVP was awarded by coaches Kelly Steere and Ellie Sheridan to Amber Furphy for her consistent defensive pressure and leadership of the team.

The under-13 team, with many players attending this competition for the first time, played in division six and finished fourth on the ladder.

NDNA open division squad.
Camera IconNDNA open division squad. Credit: Narrogin and Districts Netball Association

All girls showed great improvement in their skills throughout the weekend.

Coaches Lee Conlan and Bec Miller awarded MVP to Bella Corasaniti for her consistent, clean defence and presence on the court coming into attack while playing in a different position to usual.

The open team took on the challenge of division two with gusto.

Starting the competition with games against arguably the two toughest teams, the team held their own and adapted their game.

Some terrific shooting, explosive passages of play and exceptional defence had the momentum building.

The team finished fourth on the ladder, fired up and showed impressive netball skills against Perth Netball Association.

They were just pipped at the post by four goals as Perth came away the eventual winners. MVP was Whitney Watkins, who fitted easily into the team and put on a brilliant display in defence.

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