Associations across region wrap up another successful season of netball
The netball associations of Manjimup, Bridgetown and Pemberton have been celebrating another fantastic year of the sport over the last few weeks, wrapping up the year with their respective grand final showdowns and award presentations.
In Pemberton, netball superstar Shannon Scaini was awarded A grade best and fairest for the 2022 season at the presentations on August 27. Kate Thexton was awarded runner-up and commended for her umpiring efforts over the year.
Scaini said she was surprised to have been awarded the accolade after their disappointing Grand Final loss earlier that night which saw the AlleyCatz defeat the Jaguars by 21 goals in a passionate game of netball to win back-to-back premierships.
“I felt very surprised when I won, I really wasn’t expecting it,” she said.
Scaini said she commended the Pemberton Netball Association’s committee on a fantastic year and the AlleyCatz, who were a stronger team on the night of the Grand Final.
Best and fairest for the season was also awarded to Bella Dunnett in B grade and Shaya Ditri in C grade. Zoe Hartnett was awarded the Alison Littlefair Award.
PNA’s president Kerry Bendotti said she thanked all of the coaches and umpires for the season and looked forward to welcoming everyone back next season.
Chyenne Forrest was awarded best and fairest for the season during the presentations on the night and Jo Harding was awarded runner-up.
Zoe Joseph was awarded division two best and fairest and Marni Staniforth-Smith was awarded runner-up. The Hazbeenz took out the division two grand final win over the Boyup Blazes.
In the junior competition on September 13, the Firebirds defeated the Galahs by nine goals. Chloe Buegge was awarded best and fairest for the season on the night and Naomi Clark was awarded runner-up.
Umpiring accolades were also awarded on the presentation night. Tess Miller was awarded up and coming umpire of the year and Eva Henderson-Mott junior umpire of the year.
Bridgetown Netball Association president Megan Burvill said it had been another wonderful season of growth for their netballers, with strong numbers in all grades which stemmed from years of hard work to build up their junior and development programs.
In Manjimup, Fever defeated Magpies in A grade in fantastic game of competitive netball. Tessa Edwards was awarded best and fairest for the season while Phoebe Kordic was awarded runner-up.
In the next highest grade A2, Vixens defeated South West Electrics. Holly Gill was awarded best and fairest as well as best and fairest in the grand final, and Donnette Edwards was awarded runner-up. Katie Crosby took out the prestigious award in C grade and Tahlia Simpson in D grade.
Umpiring awards were given to Ashleigh Terrigno for junior umpire of the year and Sophie Evans for junior umpire encouragement.
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