QISSN Netball Success

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On 7th July the STCC Open netball team headed to Bundaberg for the annual Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball Competition, hosted by Shalom Catholic College. The team was accompanied by Mrs. Barker (Coach) Georgia Applegate (Assistant coach) and Mrs. Murray-Salter (Manager), and together the team boarded the bus for the 3-hour trip. 
 
This year, 64 schools were now participating in the carnival. This meant that the level of participation and the quality of netball was high. By Wednesday we ended up 4th in our division and were due to play a quarter-final against Carmel College on Thursday morning. Carmel College went into this game being undefeated all tournament, we knew this was going to be a hard task.  We had an excellent warm-up and great pep talk from Mrs. Barker we were on fire. Being down by 5 at half time things were not looking promising however in the last 3 minutes with some tight defence and great attacking we came away with the win against Carmel College by 1, a school we have never beaten before. We then progressed to the semi-finals where we were beaten by 4 goals. 
 
By the end of the week, we had won 6 of 10 games which left us 4th. With such a young team, this was a remarkable effort which will set the younger girls in good stead for the years to come. A massive thank you and congratulations to Ava Connor, Sienna Adams and Bronte Langbridge who took a big step up coming and playing in the QISSN competition. It was so great to see their netball skills being a challenge at such a young age. A special congratulations to Meike Healy who was named ‘Most Valuable Player.’ A huge thank you also goes to our amazing coach and manager, because without them, our trip would not have been possible or as fun and eventful.
 
Emma Coleman & Lucy Sill 
STCC Netball Captains