Eight terrific games across senior competitions in Katanning Netball Association

Tina BriscoeGreat Southern Herald
The Katanning Walking Netball players with Netball WA Great Southern's Gail Butterworth.
Camera IconThe Katanning Walking Netball players with Netball WA Great Southern's Gail Butterworth. Credit: Tina Briscoe

There was a strong turnout at the Katanning Leisure Centre for a Walking Netball clinic last Monday.

Netball WA Great Southern development co-ordinator and local resident Gail Butterworth came to the session to offer her knowledge on Walking Netball that has taken off around Australia in recent years.

It is a great way to get the community involved as people of any age or fitness level can have a go and those who have had previous injuries.

The obvious part is walking but there are a few simple rules in play that really get the mind thinking, no matter the pace.

There were enough participants at the clinic to create two teams and four hilarious quarters were played.

The players ranged in ages and some were recently retired who could not resist the urge to get back on court.

With such a positive response the Katanning Netball Association will hold a five-week round of Walking Netball starting in August.

Shelley Obst for Olympians 1 throwing in from the backline against Kojonup 1.
Camera IconShelley Obst for Olympians 1 throwing in from the backline against Kojonup 1. Credit: Tina Briscoe

On Saturday we had our mixed GO junior netball kids finish up their mini-season with a final round of games and in term three there will be a new round of older juniors.

There were eight great games in seniors, starting with A-grade.

Olympians 1 faced Kojonup 1 but it was the latter who had a thirst for the win, recording an impressive 50-41 triumph in the end.

Allstars 1 played consistently from the get-go and blitzed Cardinals Force, 56-27 in the other A-grade game.

There were two fiery games in A-reserves.

Broomehill upped their tactics this round against Kia Ora and came away with a 41-27 win while Kojonup 2 pushed Allstars 2 but Allstars 2 finished winners 46-35.

In B-grade there was a derby between Kojonup 3 and Kojonup 4 as players braved the cold on Wednesday night in Kojonup.

Trinity Michaels for Olympians 3 shooting with Cardinals Fever's Chloe Why and Leah Edwards defending.
Camera IconTrinity Michaels for Olympians 3 shooting with Cardinals Fever's Chloe Why and Leah Edwards defending. Credit: Tina Briscoe

It was a close game throughout and Kojonup 3 emerged with a thrilling one-goal win, 36-35.

Olympians 3 went down to Cardinals Fever by four goals, 29-33, while Dumbleyung 1 performed strongly to defeat Olympians 2, 39-26.

In C-grade, Allstars 3 maintained their winning form, this time beating Cardinals Vixens, 48-23.

Cardinals Phoenix really struggled to keep a balance against Dumbleyung 2, who powered to a big win 54-26.

Netball in Katanning will be having a two-week break for the school holidays.

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