Kirby Symons named Port Pirie's A Grade Netball Player of the Year for 2019

Saturday marked the last round of netball for some, and others fought to make it into the top four. Finals start this week and it has been a close year in most grades, a credit to the clubs' grading committees. Also on Saturday, the association congratulated the A, A Reserve and B Grade Player of the Year and runner-up as well as the Rising Star for A Grade 2019.

Top honours in this year's A Grade were won by Kirby Symons of Blue Wren and runner-up was SMC's Calalou Klinger. Both have had a great year and are very deserving recipients of their respective awards.

A Reserve came down to the last game and ended in a tie between Ottavia Edwards from Central Risdon and Andrea Tyler from Blue Wren. B Grade was all about the defenders this year with Ashton Puddy from SMC bagging Best and Fairest and veteran Suella Davies taking the runner-up award.

Solomontown's Georgia Pryor, after making the switch from SMC, took out the Rising Star (aka Rookie) for A Grade in 2019. Georgia has definitely made an impact this year at such a young age.

The Team of the Year consisted of: GK - Calalou Klinger, GD - Samarah Wark, WD - Kelsey Athanasos, C - Emma Hayes, WA - Ashleigh Possingham, GA - Kirby Symons, GS - Cara Fiebig, Reserve Centre - Tiah Peek, Reserve Goals - Tegan Edwards, Reserve Defense - Chloe Knibbs

The association celebrated two new life membership recipients; Jodie Langsford who has been involved in the committee for 10 years and Abby Zubrinich who has been most recently president for the last 5 (very busy) years.