Esperance Netball Association gears up for grand finals | Photos

SENIOR NETBALL

Esperance Netball Association are gearing up for their final weekend of competition, with grand finals set to be player out on Saturday. 

In the Division 1 grand final Gibson will go head-to-head with Newtown. 

The game is expected to be a tight tussle between the two competitors, with both teams tipped to be fierce from the first centre pass. 

The 2017 Best and Fairest Claire McIntyre will be one to watch in the game.

The Newtown young gun has taken out the award for the third year in a row and is in fine form for Saturday’s showdown. 

Supporters are encouraged to get down to the courts through out the day, to cheer on players and see how the finals unfold. 

Good luck to all teams! 

Grand final details: 

GJ Gardner Homes Division 1: Newtown vs Gibson 1 at 4:30pm on court one.

Beeline Florist Division 2: Surfers 2 vs Rookies 2 at 1.30pm on court one.  

Smartline Division 3: Gibson 4 vs Gibson 3 at 3pm on court one. 

Esperance Plumbing Division 4: United 4 vs Surfers 4 at 1.30pm on court two. 

Dempster Sporting Division 5: ENA Stars vs Surfers 5 at 3pm on court two. 

Young gun: The 2017 Best and Fairest Claire McIntyre will be one to watch in the game. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Young gun: The 2017 Best and Fairest Claire McIntyre will be one to watch in the game. Photo: Jake Meadley.

2017 Netball Awards Night

The association also hosted a successful presentation night at the weekend. 

Women and girls from across the association converged on the Esperance Football and Sporting club for the night that celebrated the 2017 season.  

Players, umpires, volunteers and sponsors were all thanked for their contributions to association.  

Check out who claimed awards on the night below. 

GJ Gardner Homes Division 1: Fairest and best for the season went to Claire McIntyre, with runner up fairest and best a tie between Taya Neill and Alysha Castelli. Castelli also claimed players choice award for the season. 

Beeline Florist Division 2: Fairest and best for division two went to Georgia Gregory. She also claimed players choice award for the season. Tahlia Barber was named runner up fairest and best for the season. 

Smartline Division 3: Jodie Ensor triumphed as 2017 fairest and best, followed by Jordan Major as runner up fairest and best. The players choice award went to Adelina Timms. 

Esperance Plumbing Division 4: Fairest and best for division 4 went to Hannah Turner, with Shannon Corry taking out runner up fairest and best. Players choice award went to Regan Perks. 

Dempster Sporting Division 5: Rosie Dempster won fairest and best, followed by Cian Wicker who won runner up fairest and best. Players choice was a draw between Alannah Jones and Zianna Gordon. 

President's Award: Corinne Waight

Volunteer's Award: Sara Bonnet.

Young Achiever's Award: Tied between Casey Rowe and Kate Shearer.

Division 1 dream team: Kodey Major, Sarah Bridge, Taya Neill, Alysha Castelli, Janet Hauiti, Rebecca Smith, Claire McIntyre, Tayla Hoycard, Casey Robartson.

Division 2 dream team: Kate Shearer, Kelly Kirkup, Kirby Smith, Georgia Gregory, Tahlia Barber, Kim Tas, Caitlyn Zanker, Ashley Blythe, Ryley Major. 

Interclub game: Gibson 3 player Gabrielle Fisher prepares to catch the ball. In the Smartline Division 3 Gibson 4 will play Gibson 3 at 3pm on court one.

Interclub game: Gibson 3 player Gabrielle Fisher prepares to catch the ball. In the Smartline Division 3 Gibson 4 will play Gibson 3 at 3pm on court one.

JUNIOR NETBALL

The Esperance Junior Netball Association grand finals for Junior 2 division will be played at 9.30am and Junior 1 will be played at 11am. 

The games will be played in the stadium with canteen facilities available.

Presentations will be held after the games and all junior players and their families are invited to attend. 

Checkout the results from last weekend below. 

JUNIOR 1

Quiksilver 44, Mambo 33

It was a slow starting game, but Quiksilver managed to be more consistent with the ball.

Best – Shannyn Jones (Q), Kate Shearer (Q), Imogen Stone (M), Willow Spicer (M)

Ripcurl 35, Rusty 31

Ripcurl’s defence and calm demeanour helped win them the game when the going got tough.

Best – Regan Perks (Ripcurl), Indiana Tas (Ripcurl), Caitlyn Zanker (Rust), Ishah Powell (Rust)

JUNIOR 2

TDS3 65, Rubies 15

It was a tough ask for Rubies, but they did not give up. TDS3 showed their skills and the players connections with the ball were amazing.

Best – Georgia Knight , Molly Hodges (TDS), Cheylan Ensor, Hannah Lauritsen (R)

Sapphires 32, Emeralds 23

It was a competitive game with great defence by both sides. Sapphires pulled away early. Best – Mikayla Brennand (S) Asha Wandel (S), Raila Coxall (E), C Brown.

Sunday

JUNIOR 1

Quiksilver 35, Rusty 30

It was a very defensive game, with Quiksilver a little more accurate in the circle.

Holly Bishop (Q), Shannyn Jones (Q), Caitlin Zanker (Rust), Holly Panizza (Rust)

JUNIOR 2

Sapphires 34, Rubies 30

The game was level at half time, but as the time drew away Rubies rallied from nine goals down to get within four.

Best – Monisha Nadason; Romy MacKenzie (S), Cheylan Ensor, Jessica Lloyd (R )