Prahran Netball Association had four teams entered into the Waverley Thursday Night Autumn Season in 2015. After a great season by all of the teams, we had both Under 13 teams and the Under 15 Team 2 make it all the way to the Grand Finals, with the Under 15 Team 2 winning the Premiership. The Under 15 Team 1 missed the finals by 2 points, finishing fifth on the Section 4 ladder. Below are the Coaches Reports from the finals. Click here to view the photo gallery.
Coaches Report - Under 15 Team 2
The Under 15 Team 2 finished 1st on the Section 6 ladder and came up against Waverley City in the Semi Finals. Having played Waverley City three weeks earlier and losing by 18 goals, the girls were fired up. They started strongly, led by some excellent shooting by the goalers, and eventually defeated Waverley City by 10 goals. Next up were Waverley District. Again the goalers started strongly in the first half of the game, supported by some excellent midcourt work. In the second half of the game it was the defenders time to shine, again supported by the midcourters. Overall it was a great team effort by all of the girls, with them leading from start to finish. And special mention to Ellie Ansett who played a stellar match and was awarded the MVP for the Grand Final. Congratulations to all the girls for winning the Premiership.
Coaches Report - Under 13 Team 1
The Under 13 Team 1 finished 1st on the Section 4 ladder and came up against Mountain District in the Semi Finals. Having been plagued with injuries in the latter part of the season, the remaining girls were still able to pull out a strong game to win by 12 goals and advance to the Grand Final. Next up was Melbourne Waverley. Although they had won both their previous games against Melbourne Waverley during the rounds, they knew this would be an extremely tough game with only 8 players. It was a tight game from start to finish with the girls trailing by 3 goals with a minute to go. The girls continued fighting all the way to the end, going down by only 1 goal. Although the girls were disappointed, they should be extremely proud of their efforts and look forward to another strong season next term.
Coaches Report - Under 13 Team 2
The Under 13 Team 2 finished 3rd on the Section 5 ladder and came up against Richmond in the Semi Finals. Having played Richmond only once during the rounds and losing by 14 goals the girls had something to prove. They started the game firing and were a couple of goals ahead by half time. They finished strongly winning by 9 goals and playing one of their best games of the season, advancing to the Grand Final. In the final they came up against Whitehorse. Although missing a couple of players, the girls were determined to play a good match. It was a nervous start for the girls, with them being down by 9 goals in the first quarter. However, they fought back to within 5 goals at half time. Unfortunately they were unable to close the gap, but were happy to have made it that far. Congratulations to the girls for their Runners Up performance, it was a great way to finish off the season.