Playing at The Friendlies this week against South Warrnambool didn't prove to be so friendly, both on and off the court.
The A grade team was missing Emily Clark this week it certainly needed that height at both ends of the court.
Changes at half-time were crucial for Port to get back into the game being 15 goals down. Chelsea Swarbrick moved into goal attack and Annie Forrest into wing attack, which helped get the side back to within four goals at three-quarter time. But unfortunately South also made changes to counteract the fighting comeback.
South was able to step up a notch, beating Port 43 -32. The Seagulls' best players were Nicole Dwyer, Rebecca Moroney and Chelsea Swarbrick.
The A1 side was coming off a great win last week but was not so successful this week. Several alterations were made to the team to try to stop the force of South Warrnambool, but the Roosters were just too good. Georgia Moloney and Georgia Martin put in an amazing defensive effort to be the award winners on the day.
The A2s had a disappointing loss after leading most of the game.
The match slipped from the side's grasp in the last quarter and they lost by four goals.
Keeda Dalton's role as goal keeper put some pressure on the South Warrnambool shooters and Amy Finnigan was dependable in centre, both fully deserving of their awards this week.
The under 17s had a close game and managed to get across the line in the dying minutes of the last quarter by one goal.
The side's dedication and teamwork is something to be admired and promises a bright future for Port Fairy netball .
Chelsea Swarbrick, Sarah Moroney and Eloise Coxon were all in the best.
The under 17s currently sit on top of the ladder and can hopefully withstand second-placed Terang Mortlake this weekend to retain top spot.
The under 15s team is continuing to improve each week but just couldn't get over the line on Saturday, going down 28-15. The mid-court was solid all day, which was obvious when handing out the awards. The best players were Gemma Lynch, Katherine Barker and Bridget Giblin.
It was going to be one of the toughest games of the year for the under 13s and the side did well until half-time.
Rachel Giblin moved from goal attack to goal defence after half-time and, although it was effective, it wasn't enough to stop the tall and accurate shooters. Elloise Swarbrick, who is the smallest in the team, had plenty of aggression in centre.
The girls will have plenty to work on but the coaches are positive they will bounce back against Terang Mortlake this weekend.
Credit must go to Leanne Young and Helen Finnigan who are working with all the new umpires throughout the club who all got critiqued this weekend.
This is fantastic to see as we are forever searching for new umpires. Without the umpires and the continuing development there would be no game.