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SOUTH Aus­tralian net­ball is at perhaps its low­est ebb in 50 years, but the teenage stars con­tinue to emerge from the lo­cal leagues.

The lat­est to im­press is Kan­ga­roo Is­land teenager Ge­orgie Hor­jus, who was the dom­i­nant player in last week­end’s Net­ball SA Premier League grand fi­nal.

At just 16, Hor­jus shot 41 goals from 48 at­tempts to lead Con­tax to a re­sound­ing 34goal win over Garville and claim the Marg An­gove Medal for best player on the court.

The SASI schol­ar­ship holder has been work­ing hard with SASI coach Jenny Bor­lase, who is one of SA’s great­est ever goal at­tacks.

“The feel­ing play­ing in a game like that was un­real,” Ge­orgie said.

“And it was a real hon­our to win the Marg An­gove Medal, I couldn’t be­lieve it.”

Hor­jus has a national un­der-age squad train­ing camp next month and hopes to be se­lected in the South­ern Force squad, the Ade­laide Thun­der­birds’ feeder team.

An­other week, an­other profit. Feel­ing bad for the book­ies down at Morphettville.

Don’t quit your day job — those blokes are play­ing the long game.

Might not be much longer if my form con­tin­ues.

True, your head might get so big you can’t get through the gates.

Speak­ing of heads, you seem to get pe­nalised if you put yours over the ball in a game of foot­ball. You mean Fri­day night?

Shock­ing. I thought you’d like that rule.

This will be good. Can’t say I re­mem­ber you putting your head over it all that of­ten.

Boom, boom. How about you find a win­ner?

The SANFL game is a coin toss, but I’ve got a feel­ing about West Ham.

An­other con­tender for sil­li­est bet of the year. Stop be­ing se­duced by the odds.

No West Ham man­ager has lost his first five games with the club.

Great, I’ll be bar­rack­ing for his­tory, then.

That’d be right. And North Ade­laide.

The Roost­ers will ex­tend my lead in this com­pe­ti­tion, which al­ready looks unas­sail­able.

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