Stephanie O'Brien shows her style for Queensland in the National Netball Championships.
Stephanie O'Brien shows her style for Queensland in the National Netball Championships.

Warwick netballer stars in attack

STEPHANIE O’Brien started at wing attack in all eight matches for the Queensland 17-years-and-under netball team in the National Netball Championships which finished yesterday at ETSA Park in Adelaide.

O’Brien plays goal attack in Warwick netball and for the Darling Downs Panthers but stepped a little wider to wing attack for the Maroons.

Her mother Carol Girvan said Stephanie had played her best interstate netball in the past week.

“She has enjoyed playing wing attack,” Girvan said.

O’Brien is in her second year in the Queensland 17-years-and-under team.

Queensland beat Tasmania 39-33 in the play-off for fifth yesterday.

In their final-round game on Sunday the Maroons beat ACT 39-23.

The 17-years team’s best performance was a four-goal victory against eventual grand finalists New South Wales.

The championships in Adelaide were O’Brien’s sixth at national level. In the past six years she has competed at six club and school nationals as far away as Adelaide and Alice Springs.

There will be no rest for the Warwick State High School student; she will play a double-header for the Panthers in tier 2 state league this weekend in Brisbane. Her sister Jessica O’Brien and former Warwick netballer Stacey Davison are also in the Panthers team.

Queensland won the 19-years-and-under final yesterday in Adelaide.



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