Teams from around the Great Southern compete at exciting Albany Junior Netball Carnival

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12-and under division winners Royals Saints
Camera Icon12-and under division winners Royals Saints Credit: Albany Netball Association

Nineteen teams from around the Great Southern competed in the Albany Junior Netball Carnival on Sunday at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

Ten Albany-based teams took part in the event along with two teams from Katanning, two from Ongerup, one from Denmark and four from Kojonup.

There were three separate divisions.

Grassroots finished on top of the ladder in the 13-and-under division, going straight through to the grand final after wining all five of their fixtures.

Narrikup finished in second spot with their only loss coming at the hands of Grassroots by five goals in round four.

11-and-under division winners Narrikup.
Camera Icon11-and-under division winners Narrikup. Credit: Albany Netball Association

The grand final was a great display of netball with fantastic defensive pressure from both ends.

Scores were at 5-5 at half-time but Narrikup managed to edge in front to secure the win, 10-8.

The 12-and-under division was a great competition with some narrow wins and a draw between Kojonup and Narrikup.

The grand final was no exception, as the undefeated Royals Saints and Narrikup both faced off with Royals Saints finding early success, surging out to a commanding 8-1 lead at half-time.

A determined Narrikup team fought hard in the second half, outscoring Royals Saints 7-4 but Royals Saints managed to hold on to secure a 12-8 win in the decider.

13-and-under division winners Narrikup.
Camera Icon13-and-under division winners Narrikup. Credit: Albany Netball Association

The 11-and-under division final game between Katanning and Narrikup was just as exciting, the result determining who would be playing off against Grassroots in the grand final.

With Narrikup defeating Katanning, they had another crack at the undefeated Grassroots team in the grand final.

Narrikup came out hard and took a strong 6-0 lead at half-time and despite Grassroots’ valiant attempt to claw their way back into the contest, they could not stop a blitzing Narrikup team who finished 9-1 winners.

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