The North Canterbury netball season got underway with grading rounds on Saturday. In the senior A section Ohoka Two were beaten by Kaiapoi One 19-38. Amberley defeated Kaiapoi High School 37-19. Ashley got up over Ohoka Three 31-24. It was a tight tussle between the RHS senior B team who pipped Central Three 34-30. Central One were always in control against Kaiapoi Two, winning 32-14. And the RHS Senior A team defeated Central Two 34-18. Ohoka One had the bye. In the Future Ferns grading for section A, Ohoka One defeated Ashley 21-10. Amberley were beaten by Ashgrove One 8-20. In was a close encounter between Woodend and Rangiora One, with Woodend coming out ahead by one goal, 14-13. In another tight match Rangiora Two managed to edge out Ashgrove Two 15-13. Oxford narrowly defeated Fernside Two 20-18, and Kaiapoi defeated Fernside One 17-13.