All-Warwick final makes it a derby for cup, plate and bowl
ASSUMPTION College wants to retain the A-grade cup in Anglo American Broncos Challenge netball, but for Warwick High, it is a chance to wrest the cup in the all-Warwick final.
Teams representing nine schools will play in today's finals for the cup, plate and bowl. All teams involved in the Year 8-10 competition will play on finals day.
Warwick High co-coach Bec Rogers has been in town for five years and can't recall the school winning A-grade cup netball.
"We have trained really hard with a few extra sessions," Rogers said.
"It is always tough against Assumption; we lost to them in round 1, but have improved a lot.
"I believe the final will be close and hard-fought."
Captain Lily Stewart said the Warwick High A team had gelled well together as a team.
For Assumption coach Teagan Griffey today's game will be a chance for two premierships in two years of coaching.
"We beat Goondiwindi High last year in the final, we won B-grade as well last year."
Assumption beat Goondiwindi High by one point with a goal in the final 30 seconds in the round game and is undefeated.
Warwick High has form on the board after a 12-point victory against Goondiwindi High.
"We need to go out there firing," Assumption player Sarah Ogden said.
"The fact they beat Goondiwindi means we will have to be wary."
Ogden will play in defence or as shooter in a team which has a lot of versatility in the regular eight as well as Aliesha Bell and Tara Doyle who have played in some games. Jess Henry, Larissa Millard and Ogden are the shooting options.
The Assumption side is quick to nominate Warwick High centre Lily Stewart as a player they will need to watch.
Most of the players are regulars in club netball, but Warwick High player Brittany Keogh is one player without week-in, week-out netball competition.
"I played a lot of club netball, but don't currently play each week," she said.
"It has been enjoyable to play with the girls from school."
Assumption will be aiming to make it a double as it is also in the B-grade final.
Warwick High is in the C-grade final so is also aiming for a double.
See report in the Daily News tomorrow on the
winning teams in all grades as well as photos in tomorrow's edition and later in the week.