(From left) Assumption College A netballers Sophie Grayson, Hayley Millard, Bec Lane, Emma Bell, Jess Somes, coach Kiara Wilson, Dimity Brackin, Codie Brackin, Lyndsay Ryan and Kim Thorne.
(From left) Assumption College A netballers Sophie Grayson, Hayley Millard, Bec Lane, Emma Bell, Jess Somes, coach Kiara Wilson, Dimity Brackin, Codie Brackin, Lyndsay Ryan and Kim Thorne. Gerard Walsh

College strives for glory

IF NETBALL is about team, Assumption College are odds on to win the Broncos Cup for A-grade supremacy this afternoon at Barnes Park.

Goondiwindi High has made three finals in netball and plays Assumption in the A and B grade finals.

In the round game this year, Assumption College won by 10 points.

Goal attack Codie Brackin and centre court player Lyndsay Ryan are the only two in the team who have played together through the grades in Broncos Cup netball.

Assumption centre court player Lyndsay Ryan said the combination was more of a team this year.

“We get along a lot better and that makes you play better,” Ryan said.

Brackin said this year would be the last for the Assumption A-grade team in the Broncos Cup.

“We haven’t been to a grand final before.

"We came fourth last year."

Defender Kim Thorne is in her second year in the team and reckons her combination with close friend Jess Somes works well.

“Goondiwindi has good shooters so our one-on-one defence will need to be good,” she said.

Allora/Killarney will meet Stanthorpe State High School in the A-grade rugby league final at 4.15pm at Suburbs Oval.

A feature of the finals will be the visit to town of 2010 NRL Rookie of the Year Matt Gillette from the Brisbane Broncos.

Gillette is recovering from ankle surgery and is expected back on the field in four to five weeks.

He will train this morning before travelling to Warwick with Broncos game development manager Paul Dyer and former international Michael Hancock.

A former Stanthorpe student, Hancock will have a special interest in the performance of the team from the Granite Belt in the A grade rugby league final.

All six teams in each age group will play this afternoon.

Third and fourth-placed teams are in plate finals while fifth and sixth placed teams are in bowl finals.



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