Little netballers learn a lot

Break time: Coasters Mermaids enjoying their half-time oranges. Photos: supplied.
Break time: Coasters Mermaids enjoying their half-time oranges. Photos: supplied.

IT was a lovely sunny day for the last game of the home and away netball season. For net-set-go girls this completed their first year and it was a big learning curve. The girls, aged eight to nine years, have improved so much from game one to the final round.

Two of the teams on court last Saturday were the Coasters Mermaids and the Vasse Mini Magpies. The coaches do a fantastic job from consoling the girls who are not used to misdirected balls at the head to pointing them in the right direction to move.

Vasse Mini Magpies team.

Vasse Mini Magpies team.

The Magpies had a solid win, 25-3 with Leilani Dorazio putting up 21 of the goals. This resulted in her receiving best player on court. Lyla Tindal also played a fabulous game with great leads and intercepts and Emma Baker created great space. 

The Coasters had to work hard in defence and Inji Hollows put up a great effort to stop the goals. These skills are all tough to learn in the first year of netball but these young girls have done well to have progressed so far. 

Busselton Netball Association has been pleased with the numbers of new players this year and hopes next year will bring another crop of excited, happy new netballers.