Maitland achieved first, third and seventh in a shining performance at the weekend's junior state netball titles.
The under-13s went through the three days at Baulkham Hills undefeated to claim victory and probably a promotion to the top grade next year. Maitland Netball president Kim Starkey said they "had a perfect season".
"[They had] strong carnivals in the lead up and really worked hard on both their physical and mental preparation," she said.
"The girls really played for each other and had great belief. To come through the whole championships undefeated was an amazing effort. Their coach Tania Conway has been working with these girls for two years and the reward was sweet."
The under-12s were third, but unlucky not to be second after finishing on equal points with both Hastings Valley and Charlestown. Charlestown finished second on a countback, while Maitland's goal difference saw them finish above Hastings.
The side held second place right up until the final two games, and only a few nail biters decided the positions.
"This is an outstanding result for their first year in rep," Starkey said. "The team had a few injuries through the lead up and more than did Maitland proud."
The 14s also had a good tournament to finish seventh with more wins than losses.
"[It's] the second year this team has finished in the top ten," Starkey said. "A great consistent three days."
Kurri Kurri also performed well at the titles and came away from the weekend with two runner-up teams.
Kurri Kurri's under-13s and 14s both finished second in division four at Penrith.
The under-13s finished on equal points with first-placed Mudgee, and actually beat them by seven goals in their clash, but Kurri were second on goal difference.
"They played some amazing netball," rep convenor Jessica Stephens said. "Their coach Kay was the same coach who took the 15s to second place earlier this year."
Stephens said the 14s "really stepped up and played for each other".
The under-12s fought hard in their first time away at the championships, achieving seven wins to finish 14th.