GVFL Netball preview round 3


Tatura will be eager to bounce back after its nine-goal loss to premiership favourite Euroa last round. The Eagles will be looking for their first win of the season after three straight losses to start 2024. They were very competitive in the loss to the Swans, going down by 10 goals.

Tatura shooter Julia Clark was a shining light under the ring in the loss to Euroa, shooting 30 of the team’s 43 goals. If she gets that supply from her mid-courters in Elsie Boyer and Emma Quinn then the Bulldogs will be well on the way to victory.

Mansfield will look to its coach Alex Ball, defender Tilly Lang and mid-courter Darcy Croxford-Demasi to try and lead them to victory. Tip: Tatura.


This promises to be a cracking game of netball.

The Swans got themselves on the board with a win over Mansfield by 10 goals. Mid-courters Kate Betson and Tayla Clohesy were important in the win over the Eagles.

The Lions will look to bounce back after a narrow opening day loss to Tatura. Courtney Aldous, Ally Black, Rosie O’Sullivan and Ruby Martin were others to contribute during the loss to the Bulldogs.

If they can all fire, then I think the Lions can get their first win. Tip: Seymour.


Shepparton will be out to make it three wins on the trot when it welcomes the improved Rochester.

The Bears accounted for arch-rival Shepparton United last round, with shooter Kim Borger strong with 34 goals.

The Bears were able to play three really strong quarters to eventually run out winners by 4 goals against the Demons.

Shooters Teal Hocking (22 goals) and Tia Webb (36 goals) could be very important for the Tigers.

They were able to lead the attacking third and ensure they were in front at the final whistle against Kyabram. This will be an even bigger challenge for the Tiger girls.

This is a real flip of the coin and I am going to go with Shepparton. Tip: Shepparton.


Shepparton United will be looking to make two wins from three starts when it makes the trip over to the Rose City to take on the winless Benalla.

Tamara Skinner was outstanding for the Demons last round where she dropped 26 of her team’s 43 goals. Benalla’s defenders led by Megan Morrison and Jac Foster will need to be on their game to try and keep the visitors to a losing total. Tip: Shepparton United.


This will be a cracking game of netball. Last year’s champion versus one of the teams looking to take the crown from the Murray Bombers.

Ash Mangan will play an important role for the Murray Bombers in the defensive third, especially trying to contain Mooroopna captain Ash Lancaster.

Lancaster was outstanding in the Cats big win over Benalla where she dropped 53 of her team’s 69 goals.

The Cats are 2-0 and are tipped to be one the flag fancies in 2024. With that I think it will be the Cats who get the chocolates. Tip: Mooroopna.


Kyabram faces a real challenge when it faces the undefeated and premiership favourite Euroa. The Bombers were much better in their second outing, only going down by 12 goals to Rochester.

Euroa was able to continue its undefeated start with a statement win over premiership fancy Tatura last round. Defensively, the Magpies are doing a good job to ensure they restrict the opposition.

If they do that again, then I think they will make it three wins on the trot. Tip: Euroa.