Association recognises season’s stand-out performers
■ Netball players, coaches and umpires from across the City of Karratha traded their joggers for heels earlier this month, as they gathered at the Karratha Leisureplex for the Karratha Netball Association’s annual presentations.
Division 1 best player was awarded to Karolyn Hartung, closely followed by Hollie Ridgway.
Isabelle Beeton received the most votes in division 2, with Noreena Bero coming a close second. Kalisa Storey took out the division 3 award, with the runnerup prize tied between Chantel Creevy and Yolanda Bell.
In division 4, Kayla Skinner was awarded top prize, followed by Anne Mitchell in second place.
Brooke Smith was the stand-out player in division 5, with a special mention to runner-up Lenka Hansen.
KNA committee member Jordan Grigson said it wasn’t just a night to celebrate the players, but a good opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of the volunteers, umpires and coaches that make the season possible. Senior coach, umpire and volunteer of the year was awarded to Julie Bridge, Karina Caldwell and Natalie May respectively.
The Karratha Netball Association’s junior award winners were also acknowledged in a ceremony earlier this month.
Tequiras’ star player Reileigh Hamel was named the top player in the under-10 division, followed by runner-up Sophie Taylor.
The under-12s division A was won by Tequiras’ Alycia Buenaflor and division B’s top spot went to Wickham’s Tameka Ware.
Panthers’ Rahnee Brown was crowned under-14s division A champion and Tequiras’ Chiedza Zimba received the most votes in division B.
Panthers’ player Chloe Jackson took out the under-16s division A, with the Tequiras’ Ailish Neeson named runner-up.
Under 16s’ player Isabella Cuzzola took out the top prize in division B for the Tequiras.
For more information on the Karratha Netball Association, visit the Facebook page or the website at http://karrathanetballassociation.wa.netball.com.au/.
Karratha Netball Association president Tracey Kitching with under-10s winner Reileigh Hamel.