It’s been a very long time since our 1st Netball Team won an APS premiership. Going into this year’s Grand Final unbeaten all season, gave our girls the confidence and belief, we were in with a chance.
For the first time the Grand Final was held at an out-of-school venue, in the new Coomera Sports Centre. Both teams were on familiar territory though, having played at the Centre prior to the Final. Previously beating All Saints in the rounds (to win the Wallas-Bassingthwaighte Cup) and convincingly beating Coomera (last year's winners), we knew it was a matter of staying focused, going through our processes and sticking to the game plan for the Final.
From the outset it was obvious our team had come to play and to win. We started strong, showed patience on attack and became relentless in defence, never wavering from the game plan. Our outstanding defence disrupted Coomera's attack and converted valuable rebounds into goals. The opposition tried to rattle our attack but we played smart and patient as our shooters showed their skill and accuracy.
Our score kept growing and in the third quarter, so did the likelihood we would bring home the trophy. The final quarter was about getting all our players on court to experience playing in the Grand Final.
We had done it! Final score 55 to 26.
This team is not made up of ‘champion players’, it is a true ‘champion team’, epitomising the word ‘teamwork'! The cliché (Together-Everyone-Achieves-More) is so true with this group. The team's been challenged, has worked hard, has been committed, motivated, disciplined, handled pressure and risen on every occasion, together. The team has represented its school with amazing performances and pride.
Well done Team. We are all so proud of you!
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