Sapphires had a fantastic start to the season, with all players determined to go out strongly for their first game. Sapphires utilised their speed and agility in attack, with players Helen Martin (GA) and Karis Holleron (C) driving into some effective spaces to pass the ball quickly down court. Steph Gibson (WA) had great vision when passing into the attacking circle, meaning that Nic Hale (GS) could successfully convert goals from under the post. Sapphires maintained their lead throughout the game, and effective defending from Carly Martin (WD), Emily Rossiter (GD) and Tilly Milburn (GK) saw Parkfield make numerous errors, allowing Sapphires to take the ball to their attacking players, who continued to shine. Sapphires finished with their strongest quarter in the 4th, taking a solid victory 71-30. Player of the match and umpires player of the match - Karis Holleron.