KI's Georgie Horjus named MVP at National Netball Championships | PHOTOS

Kangaroo Island netball star Georgie Horjus was named MVP of the Grand Final in her 17/U team's victory National Netball Championships in Brisbane.

South Australia has taken a clean sweep in the National Netball Championships after both the 17/U and 19/U South Australian teams claimed victory in their respective gold medal matches against New South Wales.

Six days of netball action at the Queensland State Netball Centre in Brisbane concluded on Tuesday, April 16 with eight finals matches across the two age groups.

The 17/U Grand Final was fiercely contested however South Australia kept New South Wales at bay to win 35 to 30 and claim their fourth straight national title.

South Australia's Georgie Horjus was named MVP of the Grand Final, adding to her already promising career after she was selected as an Adelaide Thunderbirds pathway athlete earlier this year.

It was announced on Thursday, April 18 that Horjus had been selected to Netball Australia's 2019 Netball Centre of Excellence 17 Under national squads.

She is one of 36 of Australia's most up and coming netballers were selected in the 17/U squad and will attend National Squad Camps at Netball Australia's Centre of Excellence in Canberra over the next few months.

Proud grandparents Vic and Jill Lodge and mum Andrea and dad Robert travelled up to Brisbane to watch her play.

The annual tournament provides an opportunity for Australia's best young netballers to represent their respective state or territory, while giving them exposure to talent scouts.

The National Championships have proven a crucial stepping stone to the international stage with all current Samsung Australian Diamonds having represented their state or territory in this event.

Following on from performances at the National Netball Championships, Netball Australia will soon be announcing the 2019 Netball Centre of Excellence 17/U, 19/U and Tall Athlete National Squads.

Horjus is in Year 12 at Immanuel College at Adelaide. She plays for the Southern Force in the Australian Netball League and also for the Contax in the Premier League.

The ANL is Netball Australia's feeder competition into the national netball league, Suncorp Super Netball.

The Southern Force team is aligned to the Adelaide Thunderbirds, with training partners playing each week and eligible for elevation in exceptional circumstances such as injury.

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