Interchurch netball organisers have hailed the return of the competition as a success.
The eight-week competition wrapped up last week, with more 80 players taking part in its return from an extended hiatus.
Interchurch netball president Amber Mitchell said she had only heard positive feedback.
"It was a very successful competition, and we had great numbers. We had over 80 kids aged between seven and 15 playing netball, which was great," Mrs Mitchell said. "It was very well supported by the parents and the kids as well.
"It was great seeing how excited the kids were to play each week, especially the little kids and seeing the enjoyment on their faces."
Interchurch netball was revived this year after a group of parents rallied to encourage the development of the sport in the region.
Mrs Mitchell said the competition presented the opportunity to introduce children to netball and get them active.
"It's important to get kids involved in sport and get them out and about and active," she said.
"Also, it's great to get them involved in the game of netball and increase the numbers in the teams across the area, between Stawell, Swifts, Navarre and Great Western."
Mrs Mitchell said the competition was a good learning ground for up-and-coming umpires and coaches.
"We had some fantastic coaches and fantastic umpires. It was really good for some junior umpires to have a go at umpiring games without the pressure of a Saturday game," she said.
A second competition is being planned for term two next year.
"There has been a lot of people very keen for us to run another competition next year," Mrs Mitchell said. "We hope to see the same kind of participation next season."