THE effort was there, but the Griffith Swans White under 13 netballers couldn't match it with the Northern Jets in the South West Junior Netball League grand final at Leeton on Sunday.
After pulling off a miracle come-from-behind victory in their preliminary final the week before, the Swans couldn't replicate the magic against the Jets, going down 47-12.
While it wasn't the result she was hoping for, Swans White coach Anne Rogerson was proud of her players and how they performed against the Jets.
"We were always up against it," Rogerson said.
"The Jets are a finely tuned machine.
"But the girls did really good.
"I think they felt a little pressure.
"It was the first grand final for a lot of them.
"I just wanted them to go out there and have fun."
The majority of the Swans White side was bottom-aged this season, meaning most of the team is eligible to play in the under 13s next year.
Rogerson said having so many players coming back boded well for a successful 2015.
"We'll definitely be a strong side next year," she said.
"I expect most of the girls to come back to play and I think they'll do very well."
Goalkeeper Jacinta Simpson was named Swans White's player of the match.