By Sarah Brookes
A TEAM of talented young netballers are celebrating a nail-biting win which saw them take home the gold medal in their division at the state championships.
More than 3000 of the state’s best netballers battled it out over the long weekend at the Wembley Sports Park for the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships.
The Eastern Hills Netball Association (EHNA) under 12s team narrowly beat Narrogin 20 to 18 in the grand final match.
EHNA 12s coach Gemma Twidle said the team were magic to watch on the court.
“They brought amazing energy to the court right from the first centre pass and didn’t stop until the final whistle blew in the grand final,” she said.
“It was a nail-biter of a finish, they gave it everything they had and played like they owned the court.
“We are incredibly proud of them.”
EHNA development officer Lauren Gordon said it was an epic performance by the 12s.
“What a weekend of netball,” she said.
“All teams showed great sportsmanship along with integrity to push through every game.
“The 12s exceeded expectations winning their division in an epic overtime grand final.”
This year 39 netball associations across Western Australia played 850 matches in 36 divisions catering for age groups from 12U through to Masters.
Teams travelled from across the State to participate, representing Associations from as far as Kununurra, Karratha, Albany, Esperance, Kalgoorlie and many regional communities in between.