WINNERS: The Warwick under-15 netball team after being dubbed the winners of the State Age Netball Championships yesterday.
WINNERS: The Warwick under-15 netball team after being dubbed the winners of the State Age Netball Championships yesterday. Contributed

U15 Warwick girls' netball team among the best in QLD

THE under 15 Warwick netball team has proved to be among the best in Queensland, taking out the State Age Championships held in Ipswich on the long weekend.

But it was not an easy feat to claim the division three title.

The Warwick girls defeated their first-game opponents Lockyer Valley 30-4 and managed another convincing win in their second match of the competition against Shailer Park.

The third team they faced was Nambour.

And no-one had predicted just how evenly matched these two teams would be.

At the end of the 30-minute clash both teams had put the ball through the net 18 times.

When it came to determining a winner of the round-robin based competition, both teams netted one loss, one draw and eight wins.

This meant the top spot on the ladder was going to come down to for-and-against points.

And the Warwick girls won out with a difference of 85 points to Nambour's 66.

Coach Helena Fraser said she was impressed with the girls' performance.

"Every game was hard fought - a fight until the end," she said.

"We had one loss and a draw on Saturday, which meant we had to win every game left.

"Which they managed to do.

"They played very well and I am very proud of them."

Fraser said the result stemmed from six months of dedication and hard training.

"It was a team effort, all nine of them played amazingly," she said.

Three other Warwick teams also competed in the competition.

The U13 team placed eighth in the division three competition, the U14s nabbed 10th place in division two and the U16s took out seventh place in pool A.



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