Northam netball semi-finals set to thrill

Winners: Northam Netball Association 2017 champions Renegades A. Photo: Supplied.
Winners: Northam Netball Association 2017 champions Renegades A. Photo: Supplied.

Hundreds of netball players from around the region will descend on Northam Recreation Centre this weekend hoping to keep their dreams of finals glory alive.

The Northam Netball Association has completed 14 rounds of the regular season, with the best teams now ready to go toe-to-toe in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Top performer: Northam Netball Association 2017 Fairest and Best winner Lisa Williamson of Australs A collects her trophy. Photo: Supplied.

Top performer: Northam Netball Association 2017 Fairest and Best winner Lisa Williamson of Australs A collects her trophy. Photo: Supplied.

There will be four time slots for fixtures, with games starting at 11.30am and also being played at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm across the junior and senior divisions.

Northam Netball Association president Lisa Williamson said the 2018 season had been another successful and popular campaign, with the competition creating community spirit and camaraderie.

“Northam is the largest association in the Wheatbelt area so it is a very good competition – we get teams coming from Dowerin and players from York, Cunderdin and Toodyay,” she said.

“You never know what can happen in the finals – we are expecting some very close games. There are five divisions playing so there will definitely be some great match-ups.”

Ms Williamson said the NetSetGO program had 11 teams this year, with 14 competing at junior level and 17 sides in the seniors division.

After this weekend’s action, the preliminary finals will be hosted on Saturday, August 25, before the grand finals taking place on Saturday, September 1.

Presentations for the juniors will take place on the Rec Centre courts after the grand finals, while the seniors will hold a function in the hospitality room.

For more information visit northam.wa.netball.com.au.