Young netballers hit the courts
More than 200 aspiring young netballers took to the courts at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre for the Albany Netball Association’s Junior Carnival which was held on Sunday.
In all, 25 teams took part in the annual tournament consisting of teams from several Albany-based clubs plus sides from Kojonup, Ongerup, Gnowangerup and Cuballing.
Round-robin matches were held across the day which decided grand finalists in each of the three divisions, with children aged nine to 13 taking part.
In the 13-and-under divisions, Raiders, combining several Albany players, proved too strong for Great Southern Grammar 8 in an epic decider as they prevailed 12 goals to 11.
Bethel were victorious in the 12-and-under grand final, easily defeating rivals Ongerup 24 goals to 1.
The 11-and-under grand final was also a tightly fought match with GSG Gummi Bears taking out the title over Narrikup, 7-5.
Carnival co-ordinator Lisa Dimer said it was another fantastic event.
“It was a great day with lots of close games,” she said.
“We had approximately 225 kids and lots of spectators and it all ran really well.
“The younger kids who don’t go to members gain great experience from this carnival.”
Kojonup's Annie Chomley takes possession during the junior carnival game.
Kojonup's Brook Trethown takes the ball ahead of Grammar's Ali Swain.
Kojonup's Annie Chomley shoots.
Kojonup's Heireina Tunui.