Harvey Junior Netball Association’s 2021 season has ended with a bang after a pair of one-point thrillers. Both the primary and high school division winners were decided on the association’s night-of-nights at Harvey Rec last week. The final game of the high school competition was a back and fourth tussle between the Lightning and the Diamonds. The Lightning seemed to have things under control when they led 19-14 at half-time. The Diamonds outscored their opposition seven goals to five in the last quarter but it was not enough to get over the line as the Lightning claimed a 31-30 victory. Audrey Canillada was pivotal in securing the win for her team and the GA went on to win best and fairest for the match. The Fever led the Mystics from start to finish to win the primary school grand final. The Mystics trailed 6-2 at three-quarter-time before keeping the Fever goalless in the last term. They were unable to catch the opposition and the Fever won 6-5. Fever centre Skye Steele was awarded the grand final fairest and best and was instrumental in helping her team take out the win. HJNA committee member Coralee Italiano said this season was the association’s most successful. “We had a very successful season with our highest number of players as yet, about 60 players of girls and boys,” she said. “This was the first time as a committee we were able to run two divisions, the primary school for Year 1 to six and the high school division for Year seven plus. “We have taken teams to several carnivals, including the South West and Peel championships recently in Busselton,” she said. Ms Italiano said there was an electric atmosphere at the event. “There was a great turnout of parents, spectators and life members to witness the great games,” she said. “(It was) wonderful to see so many people gathered here for what has been two great games of netball.” HJNA is participating in Netball WA’s the Green Shirt program to train up and coming umpires. The association said it was looking forward to running the program next year and hoped to encourage more umpires to come forward and join the umpiring club. Emme Narducci was named the primary school season fairest and best and Emme Green, Skye Steel and Sophie Eckersley were runners-up. Audrey Canillada took out the high school fairest and best in front of runner-up Sienna Italiano.