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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:  matthew flinders anglican college netball queensland


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