Finals 'nice' but not sole focus for Navarre coming into back end of season

A week off has Navarre’s A Grade netball team fit, fresh and firing with just six matches remaining in the season.

The Grasshoppers take on a strong Avoca side this weekend with their finals chances on the line.

Despite sitting just four points outside the top eight, Navarre coach Krystal Browne said her side is not solely focused on a finals berth. 

“Finals is always in the back of your mind but it hasn't been our focus all year,” she said.

“We are still focused on setting up a good foundation by developing players in their positions.

“As long as we improve those foundations and the basics I would be happy. It is games against teams like Avoca where we can measure or development.”

The Grasshoppers will carry a full-strength lineup into the match.

“We are looking forward to taking on. They are old rivals from way back,” Browne said.

“We had a nice week away last week so we are keen to get back into the swing of things.”