Warriors in grand final

Numi Tupaea
Numi Tupaea

A STELLAR WA Netball League season at the West Coast Warriors has the league team through to this month⿿s grand final.

West Coast finished the season on top of the table in an impressive turnaround from a disappointing 2014 campaign that had them win just five games.

The Warriors defeated South East Demons 57-40 in the semi-final at the State Netball Centre on Saturday night to qualify for the June 19 decider.

Club president Trish Robinson recognised the team’s improve-ment in 2015.

“League coach Karly Hoar, along with her coaching staff and leadership group, have worked hard to build core values and club culture, which has made a big difference on and off the court,” she said.

The side had four players – Numi Tupaea, Andrea Gilmore, Jess Eales and Emma Cosh – selected to vie for a Western Sting spot as they prepare for the 2015 Australian Netball League season, which showcases upcoming talent.

The Warriors reserves also had finals success on Saturday to progress through to the preliminary final after a tight 50-47 triumph over the Wheatbelt Flames.

The side, which finished third, face he South East Demons on Friday for a shot at a grand final berth.