Netball teams makes it four premierships in a row
NETBALL: Despite not winning the minor premiership this season, Hazzards have won the A-grade grand final in Warwick netball.
All finals were played on Monday night at WIRAC.
Hazzards led throughout to win 33-17.
Captain Helena Benz said her team shone across the court.
"Jessica Carey was centre for Hazzards and combined well with Dimity Brackin at wing attack and Bec Burville at goal shooter,” she said.
"Bec had one of her best games in a grand final. She was strong on the ball and accurate with her shooting.
"Meg Eastwell was the best of the Ravens team.”
Benz and Taylah Brackin combined for their first season in defence and restricted Ravens to nine points in the first three quarters.
Hazzards have now won four successive A-grade premierships in Warwick netball.
"We didn't look like losing on Monday night, even though we were nervous going into the game after they beat us twice in fixture games and then we won the major semi-final,” Benz said.
"All members of the team are keen to come back next season. Lacey Hinze and Taylah Brackin were new players and Codie Brackin returned after missing last season.
"Leah Blakemore had a knee injury during the season, which brought us back to eight players. Lacey only played one quarter due to an ankle injury and has played well after going from C to A grade at the start of this season.”
The B-grade grand final, between one former and one current junior representative team, was won 43-27 by Thunder from Skittles. School student Ashleigh McLean led Thunder brilliantly this season.
The C-grade game was 27-all at full-time before the Tiffany Cullen-coached Scots 1 won 38-33 in extra time from Strikers.
Ella Duffy organised the Hit Em Up team that won the grand final in D grade 29-23 against Bandits.
Last Saturday was finals day for Warwick junior players at Scots PGC College courts, with round-robin games.
Fixtures next season will return to Warwick netball headquarters at Barnes Park, which has been upgraded.
All player of the final awards will be presented at the Warwick Netball Association annual dinner on Saturday at the Hawker Rd Function Centre, where there are 160 bookings.