St. Mary's wins National Netball League
They have done it again. St. Mary's Netball Club has defeated the Apia East Flames, 41-30, in the grand final of the PFL National Netball League competition to maintain their unbeaten run in the competition and secure the spoils.
At the Multipurpose Netball Gymnasium, Tuanaimato on Saturday, the team celebrated in sweet triumph. And they deserved it after a fantastic effort during the past 10 weeks where they have overcome everything thrown before them.
St. Mary's jumped to a 15 - 5 lead after the first quarter. They extended it to 28 -10 in the second quarter.
This blew out to 38 - 15 by the end of the third quarter.
The Flames never gave up though.
They were valiant in defeat and although they attempted to mount a comeback in the last quarter restricting St. Mary's scoring opportunities, it was too little too late.
Hundreds of supporters and fans for both teams were there on the grandstand to cheer and support their teams.
The St Mary's A-Grade team is the holder of the shield and the PFL National netball league champs for 2020.
Netball Samoa also had their prize-giving for the young ones, the U-10, U-12, U-14, and the Development Grade on Saturday.
It started with a prayer led by Tusi Faasoo-Tau Ale, the netball coordinator.
The representative from the Pacific Forum Line gave the keynote address where she congratulated the young ones for showcasing their God-given talents and to keep on doing their best.
She also stressed out that netball is not only about competing but it's about having new friends and meeting new people.
For the U-10, 3rd place went to SCOPA Taimane, 2nd is Oriana and 1st place went to Marist. For the U-12, SCOPA Yellow in third place, Collegiate in second, and Marist in the first place. The U-14 winner went to United Soulz, second place went to Marist, and third place is SCOPA Segaula. For the Development Grade division, United Soulz in the first place, St Mary's White in the second, and SCOPA in third place.
They all received trophies, cash prizes, and fruit baskets. They also had a cheering competition which was sponsored by Frankies Supermarket. The four winners were selected from the four divisions, they are Collegiate, St Mary's Sports Club, United Soulz, and Oriana.