Roos, North Albury come up trumps in Swan Netball Classic

BORDER netball teams Roos and North Albury have taken out their respective divisions in the Swan Netball Classic.

TOO STRONG: Corowa Rutherglen's Georgie Schulz was in the thick of the action in the Swan Netball Classic. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

TOO STRONG: Corowa Rutherglen's Georgie Schulz was in the thick of the action in the Swan Netball Classic. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Roos, made up mainly of players from Corowa-Rutherglen, took out the B-grade title by defeating Melbourne team Happy Feet 14-11 in the grand final.

Sophie Hanrahan was named most valuable player while teammate Georgie McMahon also played well for the victors.

In the C-grade decider, North Albury edged out Heatherton 11-8 in another tight contest.

Only a goal or two separated the sides throughout the clash at Lauren Jackson Sports Centre before the Hoppers steadied.

Kirby Hilton showed why she’s one of the top players in the Ovens and Murray by turning in a best on court showing.

Molly Goldsworthy also performed well.

Fifty-four teams took part in the annual two-day carnival with organiser Trish Cerminara pleased with the response.

“Fifty-four teams was good,” Cerminara said.

“We had a lot of local players from the Ovens and Murray and surrounding leagues as well as a strong Melbourne representation.”

Bullioh and Wodonga Raiders made the first round of finals before being eliminated.

Cerminira said organisers were looking to introduce juniors next year.

“We would love to have 13s and 15s,” she said.

Seven grades were contested over the weekend.

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