PESHAWAR After a series of thrilling matches, Hazara and Peshawar regions lifted women and men netball trophies respectively after defeating their rival teams on Thursday in the first Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Games being held at Qayyum Sports Complex. A handsome number of spectators, mostly students, players and officials clapped well for over the excellent performances of the teams and players whether male of female. In the available facilities and prevailing situation, it is extremely commendable for all. With shining performances, Hazara and Peshawar clinched the Women and Men trophies respectively after securing win against their opponents Bannu and Dir respectively. In the final match strong team of Hazara region outclassed Bannu by 11-9. In the first-half both teams were tied at 5-5 but later on the Hazara girls got control over by playing some fine passes and perfect shootings. Hazara team was consisting of Marium, Malgalari, Farah, Khoula, Khizran, Zara, and Shehrish, while Bannu team comprised Nazia, Nadia, Sidra, Safina, Laila and Hasina. Likewise, to grab, third position, Peshawar defeated Mardan by 13-8 in another thrilling match. Peshawar was leading the first session by 7-4 and kept its lead at the end of the match. Both Peshawar and Mardan girls tried their best for a single shooting. For Peshawar Najma, Sherish Khan, Lubna and Sajida played well while for Mardan Irum, Anila and Tania played well. In Men Netball, after hectic efforts, Peshawar region defeated the young team of Lower Dir by 11-7. Thus, Peshawar lifted Netball Men trophy as it played well against Dir. Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olympic Association Zulfiqar Butt was the chief guest on this occasion. Secretary Organizing Committee Kifayatullah Orakzai, Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olympic Association Nadia Khan were also present on the occasion. At the end, the chief guest gave away trophies and certificates to the winners. Shields were presented to Rashida Ghaznavi, Mir Bashar, Zulfiqar, Jamshed Khan, Khaliq Khan, Dilwar Khan and Kifayatullah. A total of teams from seven regions took part in the event in both male and female among them one female and a male team would be selected for the forthcoming 31st National Games. Later, well-dressed students of various girls schools performed on a Pashto song amid preparation for the coming national games scheduled to begin in Peshawar from December 25-31.