FINAL: Centres Jessica Carey (left) and Lillie Clarke in the Warwick A-grade grand final.
FINAL: Centres Jessica Carey (left) and Lillie Clarke in the Warwick A-grade grand final. Samantha Bennett

Netball's over, time for a girls' night out!

NETBALL Chat column with Linda Bunch

GIRLS' night out - that's a wrap.

The grand final games have been won and lost. The season is officially over.

No more weekly fixtures. What do we do on netball night now?

Never fear, as the all-important end of season break-up dinner and trophy presentation night is yet to come.

The universal girls' night out as friends and teammates celebrate the season that was.

A party night and a great reason to dress up and swap the sandshoes for heeled shoes of the not so practical variety, all in the name of celebration, reward and letting your hair down.

There are trophies for some, accolades and thank-you gifts for those who enabled the season to happen.

These nights are not so much about the take-home items but the memories created during the season and the moments and memories from the night itself.

I am a firm believer in women enjoying the company of like-minded women - "girl time” is my paraphrase.

Time to hit the 'off' button from the many and varied responsibilities of all players, young, mid and more mature age brackets.

Indulge in enjoyable girl time with 'the girls', swapping stories and anecdotes from the season, and of course the highly important tactical plans for the following season.

While for most their season is coming to an end, the Australian Diamonds prepare to play the Constellation Cup and the International Quad Series here in Australia and New Zealand over the next month.

We also keenly await the Fast5 World Series in Melbourne.

Warwick mixed netball starts next week.