For much of the first-half of the season, Clunes featured in the Central Highlands Netball League top eight.
The Magpies eventually fell to 12th by season's end, but with a young, up-and-coming group, encouraging signs were shown throughout the campaign.
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Despite a round one loss to Creswick, the fixture was an historical one for the club, as club champion and 2002 premiership player Christine Hill became the first netball player at Clunes to play 300 games.
A dominant 30-goal win over Ballan in round two after losing to Creswick was encouraging, proving the Magpies ability to rebound quickly.
Some big losses against top four sides followed throughout the season, however, strong wins over Carngham-Linton and Newlyn highlighted Clunes' potential and ability to beat sides around it.
Its close losses to top eight side Beaufort and Bungaree were encouraging too despite the end result, proving the gap to the lower parts of the top eight may not be as big as first thought.
The season was a strong step in the right direction after a two win 2019 season with a percentage of 52.44.
Outgoing coach Kath Milne said the blooding of youth was a promising aspect of the season.
"We've had nine our of our juniors come into seniors," she said.
"It's a massive step from juniors to seniors, you like to give them a bit of a transition, well it was a baptism of fire really.
"We played three of them in A-grade, three in B-grade, three in C-grade. I'm just proud of all of them, how they've come along in their first year as a senior player."
Milne was encouraged by the improved accuracy of her goalers, something that was a focus heading into the season.
"For our goalers, I just knew we had to get better there if we were going to be more competitive," she said.
"We had four shooters that were shooting over 70 per cent by the end of the season.
"As far as we've known before we were doing stats we've never had that many being that accurate.
"They've put in the time ... so we're happy with that."
Milne said she hopes the improvement will continue into next season and result in more wins.
"We worked a bit harder to end up 12th in A-grade, but we only got three wins," she said.
"There's a real strong cohort up there (top eight) ... that just keep smashing us out of the park.
"You've really got to want to be winning, it doesn't mean to say you will win, but one of the things we always try to do is want to win."
Record: 3-7, 30.00 per cent games won, 60.76 traditional percentage
Ladder position: 12th
Round one: defeated by Creswick 33-40
Round two: defeated Ballan 49-19
Round three: bye
Round four: defeated by Learmonth 27-82
Round five: bye
Round six: defeated Carngham-Linton 50-40
Round nine: defeated by Bungaree 21-33
Round 10: defeated by Springbank 21-82
Round 11: defeated Newlyn 35-34
Round 12: defeated by Buninyong 14-67
Round 15: defeated by Beaufort 39-31
Round 17: defeated by Rokewood-Corindhap 21-61
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