Netball begins in Karratha

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Tequiras' Janelle Voigt looks for a pass as she is defended by Blades' Cassie Perry in a division two game.
Camera IconTequiras' Janelle Voigt looks for a pass as she is defended by Blades' Cassie Perry in a division two game. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Pilbara News, Shannon Beattie

The Karratha Netball Association began its 2019 season last Monday.

Juniors and seniors took to the courts with the first games starting at 3.30pm and the last at 8.30pm.

It’s one of the biggest participation sports in town, with 11 clubs fielding a total of 66 teams.

KNA president Tracy Kitching said the numbers were holding steady compared to last year’s season.

“Netball is a great sport to meet people and develop lifelong friendships,” she said.

“It’s a real family at the association, we might be part of different clubs and on different teams, but everyone is friends.”

In division one, reigning premiers, Tequiras, got off to a stellar start defeating Blades 35-27.

The Cougars also had a strong game and beat Thunderbolts 51-33.

Thunderbolts' Manutai Walker looks for a pass in to the circle in a division one game.
Camera IconThunderbolts' Manutai Walker looks for a pass in to the circle in a division one game. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Pilbara News, Shannon Beattie

The Blades had a win in division two, defeating Tequiras 48-35, while Cougars Gold went down to the Kats 38-56.

Tequiras' Ashlyn Gill shoots for goal in a division two game.
Camera IconTequiras' Ashlyn Gill shoots for goal in a division two game. Credit: Pictures: Shannon Beattie, Shannon Beattie

It was a close game between Cougars Blue and Thunderbolts, with the former winning by just two goals.

In division three, Kats Blue got off to a roaring start, taking down Blades 41-15, while Kats White also had a win and triumphed over Cougars Blue 54-48.

In the 2018 grand final rematch, Gems once again got over the Thunderbolts, taking them down 35-21.

In the final game, Tequiras had a win over Cougars Gold, 42-32.

In division 4/5, which is set to be split after round 10, there were some hefty defeats with Kats 4 taking down Blades 77-28 and Sinners triumphing over Gems 38-21.

In the other matches, Tequiras beat Mojitos 38-27, Cougars Gold got the best of Thunderbolts 34-23 and Kats 5 were victorious against Cougars Blue 32-22.

Throughout term two, Net Set Go will be held on a Tuesday for kids aged five to eight.

There are only a few spots left and inquiries can be made via kna.nsg@gmail.com.

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