THE TAMWORTH Sports Dome was a hive of activity on Saturday When Tamworth Netball Association played its grand finals in all divisions.
12 games were played, starting with the 11/12-year-olds and ranging right through to the opens.
Westview MOM Fitness won the Trophy Centre perpetual trophy after winning the Opens A grade final, defeating St Ed’s Young 65-33.
The premiers have been in good form all season and boast some tall players and some current and former representative players.
Tamworth Netball Association president Dot Lockwood said “experience” got the side over the line against the younger St Ed’s team.
For the first time ever, the Vicki Pearson Shield was awarded to the winners of the 17/18-year-old A grade division, after previously being awarded to the annual Tamworth carnival winners.
In an all-South Bowlo affair, the Ravens beat the Magic by two points in a tight game to win the perpetual shield.
“It has been a great season and it finished with some great games in the finals,” Lockwood said.
The finals drew a huge crowd, especially for the high school sides and the Opens.
“The support was fantastic out here,” Lockwood said.
“At times you couldn’t move in there and players couldn’t hear the siren and whistles because of the crowd noise.”
In two major upsets on the day, Calrossy 1 was heavy favourite going in but was brought undone by Westview Mixtures in the Opens B Grade 55-42, and Manilla Flamingoes turned the tables on the Oxley High Zippers to win the final 41-34 in the 13/14 year B Grade.
Nominations for the term 4 Monday ladies comp and the Thursday mixed or ladies’ comps are now due and should be in by the end of the week.