Boys verse girls in epic school showdown
TENSIONS were high at Ipswich Girls Grammar School as the whistle sounded to mark the start of what players dubbed "the match of the century".
Two schools went into battle yesterday for the traditional Prefects Netball Match between Ipswich Grammar School and Ipswich Girls Grammar School.
Last time the schools played each other, the boys came out on top, using questionable tactics according to the girls side.
This year the girls tried some controversial tactics of their own, like removing the boys' goal posts and doubling the amount of players on their side of the court.
Despite the creative play, a large cheer squad and some very fierce war paint, the girls side went down to Ipswich Grammar School 16-22.
"They've won the last two years but we've won every other match. We've got to let them have a couple wins - kind of like State of Origin," IGGS school captain Lillian Horneman-Wren said.
"We all had so much fun though. The school spirit was amazing and it's great to have a connection with our brother school.
"Next year the next generation of prefects will have to beat them though."
The annual netball matches are one of the largest and loudest events of the schools' social calendars.
Head of Year 12 for IGS Nigel Lucas said the match was something both schools looked forward to each year.
"It's not about the result. It's about social comradery and the connection between the schools," he said.
"It's these social occasions that students remember."