Frigates netball club was crowned the 2015 Auki netball league (ANL) champion after beating Rarasu 1 in the A division grand final over the weekend.
The finale was staged at the Aligegeo netball court.
The Auki netball league known as the “wakeup league” has ended its season with a knockout playoff for both A and B division top four teams.
The frigates netball club showed its supremacy after toping the league and continued to win the knockout grand-final of the A division to claim the best team of the ANL league.
According to coach and player of Frigates netball club Dona Solodia was the happiest coach on court after her team won the first prize.
“I thanked my players for their commitment and hard work during the league and training.”
Solodia added that they are looking forward for next year 2016 for any league proper to be organised.
“I thanked the Auki netball association for their cooperation towards the teams in the Auki wakeup netball league and I urge ANL committee to organise more netball tournaments next year to keep the sport netball alive in the province.”
Auki netball association president Ms Mary Fidali said, this year her association tried to revive the sport which was not functioning well over the past years.
“I congratulate the two (2) teams Frigates 1 netball club for wining the A division and Fiu netball club winner of the B division.
“So I call on old and new netball clubs to work together with the association towards our plans for next year 2016.
“Without you nothing will happen, I call on both old and new interested netball clubs to work together with each other in developing Netball in Malaita province,” Ms Fidali said.
In the A division frigates 1 received $800-00 for the first prize and the runners team Rarasu 1 received the second prize, a cash of $600-00.
In the B division Fiu netball club came first and received a cash prize of $800-00 and Frigates 2 netball club received $600-00 for coming second in the B division.
By GEORGE MANFORD