Six clubs feature on HDFNL netball grand final day

White Hills players celebrate after last year's A-reserve premiership triumph. The Demons will be chasing back-to-back flags as well as grand final success in A-grade, B-grade and B-reserve.
White Hills players celebrate after last year's A-reserve premiership triumph. The Demons will be chasing back-to-back flags as well as grand final success in A-grade, B-grade and B-reserve.

A BIG day for the Colbinabbin and White Hills netball clubs on Saturday will start a lot earlier than their A-grade grand final clash at 3pm.

The Grasshoppers will have three teams involved in grand finals on the day, including their two junior teams, while the Demons will be represented in all four senior grand finals.

The first of six premiership deciders gets underway at 9am, with Colbinabbin and Lockington-Bamawm United’s clash in the 15-and-under game.

Colbinabbin enters the game as favourites after winning the minor premiership and defeating their rivals on the Cats’ home courts 40-35 in the second semi-final.

The Cats advanced to the grand final last week with a 16-goal win over White Hills.

In 17-and-under, Elmore will be looking for a repeat of its qualifying final win over Colbinabbin.

The Bloods set up their grand final berth with a one-goal win over minor round premier Leitchville-Gunbower, which exited the finals race in straight sets following a two-goal preliminary final loss to Colbinabbin last weekend.

Elmore leads this season’s head-to-battle 2-1.

In A-reserve, White Hills meets Mount Pleasant, which has survived three tough finals matches to qualify for the grand final.

The Blues won both their elimination and first semi-finals by six goals before defeating North Bendigo by one goal in a nail-biting preliminary final last weekend.

The Demons are attempting an undefeated season and could not have been more impressive in beating North Bendigo by 22 goals in their semi-final clash a fortnight ago.

In B-grade, White Hills meets North Bendigo, which reversed a 10-goal qualifying final loss to Mount Pleasant, to defeat the Blues 37-30 in last weekend’s preliminary final.

Like their A-reserve team, the Demons will again be looking to cap an undefeated season.

In B-reserve, White Hills clashes with Mount Pleasant in a repeat of this season’s second semi-final won 52-38 by the Demons.

Only one goal separated the victorious Demons and Blue when they clashed in round 18.