There was little mercy for a new-look Pride in its Victorian Netball League season openers last night.
Federation University Ballarat Pride suffered blows in its championship and 19/under matches at the State Netball Hockey Centre.
Pride faced traditionally tough team Boroondara Genesis first-up
Championship division: Boroondara 67 d Ballarat 33
19/under: Boroondara 44 d Ballarat 31
*division one scores not available
OLYMPIC RACEWALKER Jared Tallent was named Ballarat Sportsperson of the Year, a fourth consecutive time, last night.
Runner Sam Baird was junior sportsperson of the year, cyclist Pat Shaw the Hollioake medallist as team player of the year and long-serving Ballarat Sports Foundation secretary Noel Pigdeon the administrator of the year.