Two Kurri Kurri netball sides finish second at state junior netball titles

TEAM: Kurri Kurri's under 13s side finished equal first in division four at the Junior State Netball Titles but were second on a countback. Picture: Supplied
TEAM: Kurri Kurri's under 13s side finished equal first in division four at the Junior State Netball Titles but were second on a countback. Picture: Supplied

Kurri Kurri came away with two runner-up teams from the weekend's Junior State Titles in "one of the best years ever" for the association.

Kurri Kurri's under-13s and 14s sides both finished in second place in division four after three days of netball in Penrith.

Rep convenor Jessica Stephens said the under-14s players "really stepped up and played for each other every time they stepped on court".

The 13s finished on equal points with first-placed Mudgee, and actually beat them by seven goals in their clash, but Kurri were second on goal difference.

"They played some amazing netball," Stephens said. "Their coach Kay was the same coach who took the 15s to second place earlier this year."

The under-12s fought hard in their first time away at the state championships, achieving seven wins to finish 14th.

Cessnock's under-12s side also finished 14th in their first time at the state titles, coming away with three wins and three draws in division three.

Cessnock's under-13s performed strongly to drop just five games and finish seventh in third division. They battled out two draws on the final day, including a final round 9-all clash with Singleton, who finished fourth.

The under 14s side had a big challenge, being promoted to division two after winning division three last year.

They competed in Baulkham Hills and faced teams from much bigger cities such as Gosford, Inner West Sydney and Blacktown. They notched up six wins to finish 13th.