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Parrot netballers win flag

DEFYING its underdog status, Leongatha’s B Grade netballers played a brilliant four quarters to take out the netball premiership, defeating Traralgon 50 to 34.
The Leongatha B Grade team hadn’t beaten the Traralgon side all year, the Maroons finishing on top of the ladder and Leongatha second.
But the Leongatha team proved unstoppable from the outset despite fierce competition from Traralgon all day.
In fact Leongatha pulled away to an emphatic victory in the last quarter; Maddy Kerr and Bree Littlejohn proving decisive around the goals, the midfielders controlling the tempo and the defenders right on their game.
First year coach of a senior netball team, Laura Higgins, was absolutely delighted with her players who played with discipline and focus.
She especially thanked all team members including those who missed court time on Saturday, Taylar Kerr and the Riseley sisters, Georgia and Sara who were all ready to perform a role if necessary.
Laura was also appreciative of her Mum Jodie who acted as team manager for the season and of the Parrots netball committee led by Renae Littlejohn as club president.
A massive crowd of Leongatha supporters cheered every goal and the girls really appreciated and were boosted by this show of support.
For Kathy Reid it was a magic week, with a trifecta of joy personally; winning the league best and fairest during the week, the best on court in the grand final, and on Sunday the club’s best and fairest in B Grade.
But for Kathy the highlight will be the team winning the grand final.

Number one: the B Grade Leongatha team accepts the premiership cup. Pictured are, back from left, Maddie Kerr, coach Laura Higgins, Kathy Reid, Bree Littlejohn, Lucy Vernon, Mia Allen, front from left, Taylar Kerr, Sara Riseley, Abby Dowd, Jaclyn Smith and Georgia Riseley.

Number one: the B Grade Leongatha team accepts the premiership cup. Pictured are, back from left, Maddie Kerr, coach Laura Higgins, Kathy Reid, Bree Littlejohn, Lucy Vernon, Mia Allen, front from left, Taylar Kerr, Sara Riseley, Abby Dowd, Jaclyn Smith and Georgia Riseley.

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