Dimboola's Billie Barber relishing A Grade

SHARP-SHOOTER: Dimboola’s Billie Barber, pictured playing against Minyip-Murtoa in round two, has been a key component of the Roos’ success this season. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SHARP-SHOOTER: Dimboola’s Billie Barber, pictured playing against Minyip-Murtoa in round two, has been a key component of the Roos’ success this season. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

DIMBOOLA's Billie Barber is making the most of her A Grade opportunities this season.

The teenage shooter made her A Grade debut last year while playing 17 and under competition and has established herself as a permanent fixture in the Roos' top team.

Barber said she enjoyed the challenge of playing consistently at the highest level.

"Last year I was filling in and playing 17s this is my first year playing full games," she said.

"It's been really good. I'm really enjoying A Grade they're a great bunch of girls and we have a lot of fun."

Barber, 17, was a Wimmera Netball Association 17 and under best and fairest award joint winner last season and has continued her form into 2014.

The Roos shooter scored a season-high 45 goals against Stawell in round five, and has scored more than 20 goals in five of her seven matches.

Barber is averaging more than 24 goals a game and has been a major contributor in the Roos' rise to fourth on the ladder.

"I usually play goal attack, but recently they've put me into goal shooter, which has been a nice change," she said.

"We've had a pretty good season and I've been shooting fairly well."

Barber said the fourth-placed Roos were targeting a finals berth and would look to bounce back from defeat against fifth-placed Horsham Saints on Saturday.

"We had a tough game against Ararat but unfortunately we didn't have a win," she said.

"Making finals is one of our main goals and playing good netball.

"We're hoping to cement our spot."

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