Sport

Flinders claims Queensland schools netball double

CHAMPS: The victorious Flinders firsts team.
CHAMPS: The victorious Flinders firsts team. Contributed

NETBALL: Matthew Flinders Anglican College has enhanced its reputation as a powerhouse of the sport.

In a mega month on the state netball scene, the school's firsts team won the coveted Vicki Wilson Cup and then its primary team won the Primary Schools Cup.

"It's been quite tiring but well worth it, we're pretty rapt with the results,” director of coaching Lauren Nourse said.

"I'm very lucky to work with some talented athletes but both weekends showed me that there is a lot of college pride.

"On paper the (two) teams weren't as strong as some other school teams but when you're unified and can perform together as a team, amazing things can happen and I think that was the case both weekends.”

It was the first time the school's firsts team claimed the coveted secondary school title.

The first three matches proved the girls were up to the challenge, as they fought to the top of their pool.

The team then showed plenty of skills in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, claiming convincing wins over strong competition to secure a place in the grand final.

The girls then won the decider for good measure, with a strong 35-33 showing.

"We went away to that weekend aiming for a top-four finish and hoping to make the final (for the first time),” former Australian player Nourse said.

"We had a very young team so when we got the opportunity to play in the final that was really exciting and then the girls exceeded their expectations - and mine - and performed at their absolute best, which they needed to do.”

With several younger players in the team, there are promising signs for future campaigns.

Meanwhile, the school's primary team forged its way through the rounds to earn its spot in the decider, which it won 12-11.

With both teams going through their competitions undefeated, Flinders can now lay claim to being the top netball school in Queensland.

Topics:  lauren nourse matthew flinders anglican college netball queensland


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Everyone's loving new Eumundi lager

Chuck was thrilled to bring one of the first kegs to the Imperial Hotel to try.

Deputy PM and locals try new Eumundi brew at private tasting

Noosa a top place to get work

Signs of better things

Satellite koala tracking to help concerted effort

WORTH SAVING: Noosa Council and local researchers are pulling out all stops to track and save local koalas.

Noosa serious about saving koalas

Local Partners

Save our koalas with a signature

The online petition hopes to stop the approval of a 90-bed aged-care facility on land near the Noosa Civic designated as koala habitat.

Lanza Sings Again recreates tenor's musical memories

The Lanza Sings Again cast: (from top) Chris McKenna, Alison Jones and Roy Best.

Relive the musical memories of tenor Mario Lanza in new show

Feel grapes quish between your toes at Stomp 2017

The Flame Hill Grape Stomp is fun for all ages.

Flame Hill Vineyard at Montville has announced the Stomp 2017 date

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Lanza Sings Again recreates tenor's musical memories

The Lanza Sings Again cast: (from top) Chris McKenna, Alison Jones and Roy Best.

Relive the musical memories of tenor Mario Lanza in new show

Feel grapes quish between your toes at Stomp 2017

The Flame Hill Grape Stomp is fun for all ages.

Flame Hill Vineyard at Montville has announced the Stomp 2017 date

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Amber Heard 'smitten' with Elon Musk

Amber Heard

ACTRESS is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

Entrance Island, Birtinya

Get the inside info from the agents themselves

Hundreds of open homes on the Coast this weekend

The late Cliff Hargreaves' house at Currimundi is up for sale for the first time since 1968.

It's the time to sell, and a great weekend for stickybeaking.

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

Sunshine Coast business people share their views on what's needed

Time for a cool change

43 Eckersley Ave, Buderim.

Family home goes to the auction floor

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!