The Jill May Carnival proved to be a huge success for the Great Southern Netball Association (GSNA) under age representative sides this month.
In the 11&under, it was the group's first ever carnival and enjoyed three great wins.
The first was against a smaller opposition in SUNA, where the girls won 19-6.
The games became progressively harder across the day with a win over Southern 13-11 and Mid Hills 15-11.
After lunch, the girls lost by one to Hills, 13-14.
The last match of the day was against the Contax division one side who dominated all carnival and GSNA went down.
In 13&under, Drew Thomasson-Mather started the day with very strong defence especially at GK. Rani Dewhurst was strong and consistent in goals in every match.
Dana Giles showed how her skillful, fast play won out every time.
In the last minor round game against the Hills 1 side, the girls started strongly being 5 up at the change. Strong performance by Zalii Reid and Jorja Fleming got the team over the line to win by 4.
In the finals GSNA played the strong SUNA side.
Half time scores were even with strong centre court work by Zara McDonald. Sienna Laan had plenty of movement in the goal centre and led strongly.
Second half started well with Paige Stichel taking some intercepts and Charli Loots playing strong in defence.
Abbey Nottage came on in attack to move the ball fast and Great Southern won the game by 5.
The 15&under side was impressive with dominant netball played. In the six minor round games, the ledger was 5 wins and 1 draw. SHNA were the opposition that gave GSNA the most competition.
GSNA finished top and played SHNA in the final and won 15-8,
The GSNA 17&under team had a great start to the Rep season at the Jill May Carnival.
They won 32 to 3, then 18 to 15, but lost the next game to Southern Hills rep team.
The final game before the finals was against the Ladybirds and won 25 to 8.
GSNA bounced back in the final against their nemesis Southern Hills and sealed the win 21 to 13.
The girls played a fast flowing game of netball to win the Jill May Carnival and it showed great character to reverse the result in the early rounds.