Awe­some Jan­dakot

Fremantle Gazette - - SPORT -

FOR the first time in the 10year his­tory of the Jan­dakot Se­nior Foot­ball Club, the league, re­serves and colts teams all con­tested grand fi­nals on the weekend.

Jan­dakot was the only club in the Western Aus­tralian Ama­teur Foot­ball League to have two un­de­feated sides in the com­pe­ti­tion, with both the league and re­serves fin­ish­ing with 16 wins and zero losses for the home and away sea­son.

That good form car­ried into the grand fi­nal for Jan­dakot’s league team, who beat their Os­borne Park op­po­nents 112-51 to record a mas­sive 61-point vic­tory.

The re­serves team was not so lucky, go­ing down to the Co­bras 50-44.

Af­ter claim­ing a nail­bit­ing one-point win against mi­nor pre­miers Se­cret Har­bour to progress straight to the grand fi­nal, the colts made it two from three for Jan­dakot in 2018 when they beat Se­cret Har­bour 41-34.

It has been a mo­men­tous year for the club, with its 10-year an­niver­sary, first League grand fi­nal and pro­gres­sion into the C3 com­pe­ti­tion next sea­son. EAST Freo Sharks Net­ball Club will join the West Aus­tralian Net­ball League next year.

The Sharks will join Hamer­s­ley Curtin Net­ball Club, Perth Net­ball Club, Rangers Net­ball Club, South East Demons Net­ball Club, South­west Jets Net­ball Club and West Coast War­riors Net­ball Club for the next three sea­sons.

Cur­rent West Coast Fever play­ers Jess An­stiss, Court­ney Bruce, In­grid Colyer, An­nika Lee-Jones and Kaylia Stan­ton all plied their trade in the league.

Net­ball WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon Tay­lor said the league was set to en­ter an ex­cit­ing era in 2019.

“The West Aus­tralian Net­ball League is the pre­em­i­nent net­ball com­pe­ti­tion in Western Aus­tralia and I am look­ing for­ward to the growth and evo­lu­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion over the years,” he said.

East Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club chief ex­ec­u­tive Todd Shim­mon said they had worked with the Fre­man­tle Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion in the past and it was a great setup.

“We think we can pro­vide an elite path­way for the girls and we have ex­per­tise here at Shark Park to make that hap­pen,” he said.

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