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Ipswich girls stand tall at Vicky Wilson Cup

IPSWICH Girls' Grammar School's firsts netball team has done its school and community proud.

The team finished eighth in the Vicki Wilson Cup finals at the weekend.

The competition, involving the top 16 school teams in the state, was held at the state netball centre, Mt Gravatt.

It was won by the Gold Coast's All Saints Anglican School, which beat Sandgate District State High in the final at the state netball centre.

"I'm so proud," stand-in coach Suzanne Wilson said of the IGGS team.

"They've been a little bit unlucky all season with injuries and are still trying to get their rhythm."

IGGS were hit by two late injuries but the players called on raised their coach's expectations with their performances on day one of the competition.

That was despite players playing out of their regular positions and in untried combinations.

"They played so well you would have thought they'd been together all season," Wilson said.

"I was really confident of making the top four."

It was not to be, despite IGGS playing "the game of their lives," against Marsden High in their first final.

"I can't wait till next year," she said. "There's a core group of players we can build on."

For the other Ipswich team, St Peter Claver College, it was a disappointing result.

SPCC finished 11th after targeting a top eight spot.

"We lost a game on Sunday which put us in the bottom eight," coach Amy Fatialofa said.

"We lost by one point to St Margaret Mary's from Townsville.

"We would have been aiming for fourth or fifth but in that one game we didn't quite control."

SPCC had to play St Margaret Mary's again before the tournament ended and got up second time around, by one point.

SPCC's Kirsty Brennan and IGGS's Lara Turner were named in the Vicki Wilson Merit team named following the tournament.

Topics:  ipswich girls' grammar school, ipswich junior sport, vicky wlson cup


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