Netballers take on former district star

Former teammates Narelle Frith, left, and Rachel Rodger will be rivals in a state league showdown.

BRAGGING rights are on the line when Colac District netballers take on former Irrewarra-Beeac star Rachel Rodger in a state league showdown.

Rodger and her Camperdown teammates boast two wins and a loss from three rounds of the Western Region State League, and they clash with Colac District tomorrow night.

Colac District has two wins of its own, including a comfortable 51-35 victory against Warrnambool White last week, and will want to ensure back-to-back triumphs.

Colac District defender Narelle Frith, who played alongside Rodger during an Irrewarra-Beeac premiership run which netted 11 flags, said she looked forward to the clash.

“There will be nothing better than beating Rach, she’s very competitive and so are we – we’ve been having a bit of fun with it anyway,” she said.

“For either team this will be a good one to put on the board to make finals because there are a few sides that are all fairly even.”

Frith said it was unlikely she would line-up on her former teammate and good friend.

“We’ve been teasing each other about it but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” she said.

“I think she will either play centre or goal attack and I’m probably too small to go in against their goal shooter.

“Kelly Pouw has been playing through the middle and will probably line-up on her.”

Frith said Simpson goal shooter Jessie Hawkins played an important role in Colac District win against Warrnambool White.

“They were quite small, I think they are an under-21 side and some of the other teams have beaten them too,” she said.

“They still pushed us but they might be one of the weaker sides.

“Jessie Hawkins played really well with a lot more confidence and shot better; that helped us get over the line with her good shooting even though we won fairly easily.”

Meanwhile, Colac District’s 17-and-under side plays Western Border also at Warrnambool.

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