Blues’ netball future is in capable hands

By Andrew Johnston

TONGALA’S A grade netballers may not have had the season they wanted, but the netball program for the Blues is strong.

Two of the clubs netball sides will be taking the court tomorrow in the Murray Netball league grand finals with the goal of delivering some silverware to the town.

In the 13-and-under grand final, the Blues will be coming up against a familiar foe in Echuca United.

The two sides have met on three occasions this season, and unfortunately for the Blues, they are yet to come away with a win.

But with just four losses in the regular season and the early loss to United, Tonny have been one of the best sides in the competition this year.

It’s not going to be easy to get past United, in fact it will be the toughest task of the season.

But what better moment to break your rivals undefeated streak than in the grand final.

That’s what will await the thirteens.

The 15-and-under will be in a surprisingly similar situation, with Tongala coming up against an undefeated Deniliquin.

Deniliquin got the win in round six by nine goals.

And when they came up against each other again in round 16, the Rams took the honours by three goals.

Like their younger counterparts, they have to beat the best team in their division for the first time to come away with a premiership.

There is no sugarcoating this, Tongala do not have an easy situation in front of them if they are going to claim the premiership.

But the feeling of taking one, or even both, against the best sides would be as sweet as it can get for the Blues.