Hazzards could claim to be town's most successful team
NETBALL: Captain Jess O'Brien has won her seventh premiership in 11 years with the Hazzards team after a 26-21 grand final win against Ravens.
The team has won A grade in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
"I needed a team after playing with Warwick representative teams in fixtures for four years and formed Hazzards," O'Brien said.
"Jessica Carey has been a long-time player for Hazzards but the majority of the current team have joined in the past five years.
"We have a mix of youth and experience and it gets us over the line."
O'Brien said her team could lose players before next year who may be heading to university.
"We don't know who Ravens will have but they were major improvers this year," she said.
After organising a team for 11 years, O'Brien has no plans to move on.
"Netball keeps me fit and it is a good social night," she said.
O'Brien had double reason to celebrate on Monday night after The Heat team which she coaches won B grade.
"The Heat is the Warwick 15 years representative team which also won its Darling Downs Inter-district division this season," she said.
O'Brien doesn't call herself the coach of Hazzards.
"I am the captain and play in centre court and do most of our planning with shooter Dimity Brackin and defender Helena Tate," she said.
"Our team coaches itself, our past experience comes into play each game." Hazzards have made the final-four 10 times and O'Brien rates some games with Doorslammers as the toughest.