With Whangārei's senior netball competition coming to a close, Northern Advocate photographer John Stone went out to see the next generation of netballers coming through in a game between Whangārei Intermediate and Whangaruru School at the Kensington courts on Saturday.

Whangārei Intermediate School goal-keeper Michele Kemp (right) defends a shot from the Whangaruru goal-shoot. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Intermediate School goal-keeper Michele Kemp (right) defends a shot from the Whangaruru goal-shoot. Photo / John Stone
Sarah-Lace Pitman-Peek (right), the centre from Whangārei Intermediate School, fights for possession. Photo / John Stone
Sarah-Lace Pitman-Peek (right), the centre from Whangārei Intermediate School, fights for possession. Photo / John Stone
Whangaruru coach Sophie Tua urges on her team at the break. Photo / John Stone
Whangaruru coach Sophie Tua urges on her team at the break. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Intermediate School goal-attack Anika Reiwha climbs high to claim the ball. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Intermediate School goal-attack Anika Reiwha climbs high to claim the ball. Photo / John Stone