MCDFNL - Like their football counterparts, Navarre A grade netballers also made it third time lucky when they took out the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football and Netball League premiership against Lexton at Princes Park, Maryborough last Sunday.
Following losses against Natte Bealiba in 2011 and Lexton last season, Navarre got its revenge by defeating the Tigers 54-41.
Premiership winning coach, Jess Parry said the Grasshoppers got off to a nervous start and didn't play at their best in the first half.
"In that first half, we made silly little mistakes, but by three quarter time, we had settled," she said.
"We played really well after that, the team kept their heads up and we pulled it off."
Navarre led by just three goals at quarter time and six at half time, before lifting in the third term to take a 12 goal lead at the final change.
Sunday's warmer weather also played a part, with Parry admitting there were a lot players who were tired in the last quarter.
"We gave it our all, there wasn't much left out there," she said.
Despite being just ahead in the opening half, Navarre seemed to have control of the game.
"Our defensive end was very strong in that half and then in the second half, it was a team effort," Parry said.
Sophie Matthews and Meg Newton were Navarre defenders who stood tall, while Taylor Mason dominated in the ring to finish with 34 goals for the match.
Jess Parry chipped in with 20 goals for the match.
Parry has been Navarre A grade coach for three years and last Sunday's victory was the second senior premiership she has won at the club. Her previous one was in 2009.
Sunday's win has sunk in, but Parry said it did take a couple of days.
"When I woke up on Monday morning, I thought 'oh we've actually won,'" she said.
"I think on presentation night, when everyone gets back together again, will be a big night and that's when it will have really sunk in."
Parry thanked the club and assistant coach Caitlyn Murphy for her support from the sidelines, as well as everyone who showed up to support Navarre at Maryborough last Sunday.
"To have everyone turn up and get involved was exciting," she said.
Parry is unsure if she will coach again next season.
"I'll just take it as it comes. If someone more experienced comes along and wants to have a go, I'll step down," she said.