Letitia wins fourth medal

STARS: Whyalla Netball Association A Grade award winners Kylie Hannagan (runner-up Best and Fairest), Letitia Trezise (Medallist) and Jorja Eldrige (Most Consistent).

STARS: Whyalla Netball Association A Grade award winners Kylie Hannagan (runner-up Best and Fairest), Letitia Trezise (Medallist) and Jorja Eldrige (Most Consistent).

While season 2020 was unlike any other before it for the Whyalla Netball Association, with the competition limited to 10 rounds, but some aspects remained the same.

That included True Blue sharpshooter Letitia Trezise claiming the Elders Real Estate Medal - her third in four years and fourth overall. She beat out Kylie Hannigan by two votes to win the honour.

"I was very surprised to win the medal, there were a couple of people from some other clubs who I thought would win it by a mile," she said.

The talented goal attack was given the task of leading an inexperienced True Blue team this year and passed with flying colours - leading the club to its first A Grade Grand Final since 2017.

Letitia won the Whyalla News medal that year but True Blue faltered in final, losing a nailbiter to Warriors by three goals, 51 to 48.

That's been a theme for Letitia in recent years - winning the association's top honour but failing to capture the premiership.

She's hoping to turn that around this year and deny Kiwi a three-peat.

"I'd let Kiwi have my best and fairest medal if they give us the premiership medal - I'll swap them," Letitia joked.

"Premierships seem to be getting hard to get, I would rather win something with my team than an individual accolade at the moment."

Letitia admitted she was feeling 'nervous' ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, but was happy for her team to wear the 'underdog' moniker.

"There's not as much pressure on us as the other team," she said.

Being the most experienced player on the team, Letitia has enjoyed being a mentor to a number of girls playing their first A Grade season with True Blue.

"We are the youngest A Grade team in the competition this year, so it's pretty exciting to have some young girls in the Grand Final for their first year," she said.

"They have been really good, they all listen to everything we've got to say and they take it on board...they've been exceptional.

"I really enjoy mentoring them.

"They are a great bunch of young girls so it's exciting to teach them something at training on Wednesday night and see them go out and do in when we play on Saturday."