It has been a month of netball.
Our Primary and Secondary Firsts have been training for months for two big weekends of competition. It wasn’t going to be easy, but they were as prepared as they could be under the direction of coach Lauren Nourse.
From 205 to the top 16, our Secondary First Netball girls had already shown their incredible talent. Now they had to battle in the final arena for the Vicki Wilson Cup. Over the weekend, 48 games would determine who would be the winner of the prestigious Cup.
The first three matches of the competition proved that our girls were up to the challenge, taking them to the top of their pool and in good stead for the Quarter Finals.
It was wonderful to watch their confidence and fine form throughout the matches. The show of talent was also displayed during the Quarter and Semi Finals, when the girls took convincing wins over a strong competition.
For the first time in Flinders history our firsts made the Grand Finals!
Despite facing opposition from a six-time winning team, the girls fought hard in true Flinders Style and took the trophy with a convincing 35-33 win. What an achievement: champion Secondary School in Queensland!
The following weekend cemented Flinders Netball in the chronicles of Queensland schools sporting history, with ten of our finest Primary netballers headed to Ipswich to play in the Primary Schools Cup, comprising 110 teams.
After a successful day one, they were selected to Division 1 of the competition. That meant competing against the best teams for the title on day two.
The first four games of the day took our athletes to the top 20, followed by a top four spot in the Semifinals.
It was a tough battle, but our girls showed that they were ready for the challenge. After 24 minutes of intense netball in the final match, our team won brilliantly, scoring a 12-11 win.
Flinders is the Netball champion school in Queensland, in Primary and Secondary. Both teams had gone through their competitions undefeated. They are powerhouses not to be ignored.