Warwick 13 years pair Laura Neilsen (WA) and Rachel Kraak (GD) defend against Toowoomba in inter-district netball.
Warwick 13 years pair Laura Neilsen (WA) and Rachel Kraak (GD) defend against Toowoomba in inter-district netball. Linda Bunch

Warwick impress despite defeat

KATIE Fenton was centre court player of the final as the Warwick open side went down by one goal to Lockyer in the final of the Darling Downs Inter-district Netball competition at Laidley on Sunday.

After going into the final weekend of the competition in third place, Warwick qualified third for the semi-finals.

Warwick went down to Goondiwindi in the first game on Sunday but turned the tables in the semi final with a convincing win to qualify for the grand final.

Lockyer led early in the grand final before Warwick levelled the score at half-time.

Warwick trailed by three points at three-quarter time but drew level with two minutes to go.

Lockyer scored with 30 seconds left to lead 19-18 and Warwick ran out of time to go for the equaliser.

Coach Helena Fraser was delighted with the effort as her side went to Laidley with only one reserve as one player had work commitments and another was sick.

“Our team will play in the Southport Carrara Club Carnival on August 28 as an end of season trip,” Fraser said.

“We were pretty happy with our performance as it was our first year together as a team.”

 

All Warwick final

IT WAS an all-Warwick final in 15-16 years division 1 at the inter-district finals at Laidley.

Warwick 5 defeated Warwick 3 by four goals in the final

The best shooter trophy was won by Emma Bell. Jess McMahon was best defender and Hayley Millard the best centre court player in the final.

In division 1 for the 13-14 years age group, Warwick 7 was runner up to Goondiwindi. Rachel Kraak was judged best defender.

Division 1 11-12 Warwick 8 was runner up to Goondiwindi in the division 1, 11-12 years age group. Julia Murphy was centre court player of the final.



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