Navarre honours its junior netballers

NAVARRE - Ebony Summers and Meaghan Armstrong were declared Navarre netball best and fairests at the club's junior presentation night held last week.

In the 15 and under netball count, Summers polled 25 votes to take top honours.

Jordan Austin was the runner up on 20. Both of these girls will be eligible for the same age group next year. Most improved was presented to Sabelle McSparron and the coaches award went to Harriet Slorach.

Meaghan Armstrong took out the 17 and under best and fairest in a close count from runner up, Carly Murphy.

Alicia Patterson received the most improved trophy and Lauren Knights was awarded the coaches award.

A number of these girls move into senior ranks next year and the club hopes the girls would all return.

In the 13 and unders, coach Marnie Bibby presented her squad with participation medals.

Marnie had a lot of players in her squad this year and she endeavoured to improve skills and provide court time for all of them.

Team captains and representatives made presentation to each of the coaches: Marnie Bibby, Maxine Clough and Joan Pyke, in appreciation of the coaching efforts and encouragement throughout the year.

Netball president, Treena Slorach, thanked the coaches on behalf of the club and made special mention of Joan Pyke.

This was the fourth season in a row where Joan has coached a Navarre team into a grand final.

Treena also acknowledged the work of Roslyn Comitti. Roslyn is a very dedicated club person and is one of the first to arrive at the ground on game day.

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