The Open A Netball team went through the APS rounds undefeated as they headed into the Grand Final against Coomera on Friday. The team was happy to be playing at home but were not taking anything for granted, expecting a hard fought battle against the determined CAC team.

Without the services of star defender and Queensland 17 Under squad member Bayley d'Hotman de Villiers it was going to be a challenge, but the trio of Trinity Toia, Georgia Wilson and Ellie Muir were relentless in the fight to disrupt and gain possession.

Jemma Clements had her best game of the season leading the midcourt in attack and defence with her patience, calmness and skill on display. Atlanta Horan kept the defence busy with her fast, sharp moves, and the introduction of Shemeah Poloai to the game was just what the team needed to open the court and create well needed space.

Our dynamic shooting trio of captain Amaris Toia, Elsa Sandholt and youngster Charli Pearce were outstanding in their performances, adjusting positively to the use of rolling subs and changing the game in the shooting circle.

After a very close tightly contested first half, it was Somerset that started to pull away. Both teams were outstanding in their display of skill and continued pressure, but it was Somerset who finished the second half stronger, taking out their fifth consecutive APS Premiership. The final score, 50 to 35.

1st Netball Team

  • Jemma Clements
  • Bayley d'Hotman de Villiers
  • Atlanta Horan
  • Ellie Muir
  • Lucy Millar
  • Charli Pearse
  • Shemeah Poloai
  • Marika Ransfield
  • Elsa Sandholt
  • Amaris Toia
  • Trinity Toia
  • Georgia Wilson

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