Fast and fierce finals on court
NETBALL: Season honours were on the line last night during the grand finals of Kingaroy Netball Association's Monday night competition.
There was a fierce rivalry between St Mary's and Say What in the A-grade game, with the game decided in the final minutes - St Mary's nabbed the win by one goal.
Hot Shots took out the B1 competition ahead of Plum Tarts, 23 goals to 14.
In B2, Ball Gazer proved too strong for Thunderstruck, with a final score of 28-7.
Sweaty Bettys finished on top in C grade, defeating Conquer Queens 15-12.
The St Mary's team competed in the Monday night competition to improve ahead of travelling to Rockhampton to compete at the QISSN carnival.
Coach Rebecca Weier said she was proud of the fight the team showed on court and the progress they had made throughout the season.
"They have started to mould together as a real team and their personalities have grown together and I am very proud of them,” she said.
"They have gone up against ladies and A-grade teams and they have learnt to read one another and bring themselves together as a team so when we go away they will be on fire.”
C-grade winning team Sweaty Bettys coach Ellyse Vanderlelie said she had enjoyed the competition.
"It was great fun and I would recommend it to everyone so we can get more people involved,” she said.
"I like the fitness, the sportsmanship and the competitiveness.”
Throughout the season the club provided mentoring and training to their umpires and Monday night competition co-ordinator Yvonne Toohey said this had improved the players' performance on court.
"It brings the standard of the umpiring up and that brings the standard of our games up and it makes the games a lot tighter,” she said.
"We have got a number of younger players and it develops their skills and they learn quite a lot when they are playing against more experienced players.”