A future Wellman Family medallist could have taken the court early on Friday afternoon when the inaugural game of under-15 Goulburn Valley League netball was played.
Shepparton United and Shepparton went head-to-head pitting some of the strongest juniors in town against each other.
With no shortage of support coming from senior players and coaches both clubs showed plenty of enthusiasm for the new initiative.
The Bears bolted to an early lead, but the Demons settled their nerves in the second term to gain the ascendancy against their co-tenants at Deakin Reserve.
Upping its defensive pressure United clawed its way to a two-goal advantage at the main break after accurate shooting.
Sophie Garner and Molly Kennedy were superb for the Demons who shot to an eventual 10-goal win, while Kelis Saunders, Elly Jeffrey and Ella Rhode showed positive signs for the Bears.
Echuca led from go to whoa against Tatura in their encounter as Chloe Stone commanded the ball in the goal circle for the Murray Bombers.
Although the Bulldogs began to find their groove in the second half with Savannah Clothier-Harris, Eliza Pyke and Hayley Rennie making an impact, Echuca enjoyed a 14-goal victory.