The three-peat is complete for the Spectres Netball team in the senior A-grade division of the Port Hedland Netball Association as the team cruises to victory in the grand final. On Saturday, August 13, the Spectres defeated the Dragons 48-25 to claim the competition. The win makes it back-to-back-to-back championships for the side. PHNA secretary and Spectres player Cath Widdup said the team’s experience was what got them over the line. “It feels amazing and I’m very proud of our team,” she said. “We’ve been one of the most established teams in the competition for the last three years and one of the most consistent. “I couldn’t ask for anything more, we have an amazing coach and amazing players.” It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Spectres during the match, with the Dragons coming out strong as they entered quarter-time behind by only two goals. Ms Widdup said the team knew the Dragons would have a fast start. “We knew they would come out hard and we were expecting it,” she said. “They came out fighting but we got away with it in the last few quarters.” “As a team, we know each other and how we have to play and that we have to slow it down.” The next two quarters the Spectres blew their opposition off the court as they led 40-17 at three-quarter time. This was the 51st season for the PHNA and Ms Widdup said the Association had put in a lot of effort to elevate the entire competition. “We’ve had one of the most successful seasons,” she said. “Our membership base has grown, we’ve introduced new programs, and we’ve really tried to smash it out of the water this year.” On July 25, the PHNA hosted its inaugural NAIDOC round with West Coast Fever players in attendance.