FIRST: The Warwick Wolves colts after a Football Toowoomba premiership win on Friday night at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
FIRST: The Warwick Wolves colts after a Football Toowoomba premiership win on Friday night at Clive Berghofer Stadium. Gerard Walsh

A big year for Warwick's sporting sides

WHAT a year in club sport on the Southern Downs.

There are many high points but one which sticks in my mind was the golden goal by Gift Lisie to secure the Warwick Wolves the colts premiership in Toowoomba Football.

It isn't easy to head to Toowoomba almost every Friday night of the season, but the Wolves under coach Tony Cooper, assistant coach Darren Wall and manager Gary Spence kept their focus on one goal, a premiership.

Warwick led 2-1 when Lisie scored after a 30m run and a shot from 10m for a 3-1 win. He is the Tim Cahill of the Warwick Wolves.

It was good to see a defender, Will Gordon, win player of the final.

Rugby girls

THE Warwick Water Rats women's sevens team made the Downs grand final along with Warwick Cowboys under-18 rugby league and Warwick Redbacks Aussie rules teams.

All three teams shone all season but few can underestimate the way the sevens team won the minor premiership and made it to the grand final.

They sure hit hard in women's rugby and the reality is women's team sport in all footy codes is here to stay.

Test matches

WARWICK Polocrosse Club hosted six Tests in April and well done to Warwick player Paul McGrath who coached the Australian women to a 3-0 series win against South Africa.

Jot down April 22-28, 2019 in the diary, the dates for the next World Cup.

There were rave reviews of the new surface at Morgan Park Raceway.

Hazzards the best

JESS O'Brien and her Hazzards team has won seven of the past 11 premierships in Warwick A-grade netball, an amazing effort. The biggest news in netball this year was the selection of Caitlin Skaines for a state 17 years and under emerging player camp.

In hockey, Corinthians were unbeaten in the women's competition.



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