Season without finals proposed

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
Wickepin and Wagin in action last year.
Camera IconWickepin and Wagin in action last year.

The Narrogin and Districts Netball Association has announced this week that if it is able to have a season this year it will consist of 10 weeks but no finals.

Netball WA postponed all netball-related activities until May 30 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The NDNA released a statement on Tuesday informing their members what a possible season would look like if players are able to return to the court.

If restrictions on sport are lifted, a netball season would likely start on July 17 but consist of 10 regular rounds and not include a finals series.

Wickepin 1's Carly Smith receives a pass against Cuballing 1 last year.
Camera IconWickepin 1's Carly Smith receives a pass against Cuballing 1 last year.

President Lee Conlan said she had been in regular contact with Netball WA.

“We (NDNA) had an executive meeting a few weeks ago via Zoom and I have been in regular contact with Netball WA to see what they are thinking of doing if we are able to return,” Conlan said.

“We will have a 10-week season with no finals and start on July 17 if government restrictions allow us to return.

“So the season will purely be run over 10 weeks, no finals.

A1 Division Premiers Pingelly 1 last year.
Camera IconA1 Division Premiers Pingelly 1 last year.

“We have talked about decreasing the cost for players and fees for the association and Netball WA to about two-thirds of the cost but nothing has been finalised as of yet.

“We have asked clubs what they think of the idea and how many teams they think they will be able to fill.

“We did think about Term 4 for a return but we didn’t go any further with that.

“The association will be offering a competition for everyone from our net-set-go program all the way up to our open division.”

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