Sport

Flyers in sync on and off the court as finals loom

ATTACKING INTENT: Ipswich Flyers goal attack Liz Hales is confident her team is on track to claim the Mount Franklin Challenge title.
ATTACKING INTENT: Ipswich Flyers goal attack Liz Hales is confident her team is on track to claim the Mount Franklin Challenge title. Sarah Harvey

IPSWICH Flyers attacking duo Brooke Dixon and Liz Hales are tight and it can only be a good thing for their team.

They spend much of their time side by side under the net during games and are about to move in together as housemates.

They finish each other's sentences, as the QT found out at Flyers' training on Monday night.

The two were the only ones up and practising ahead of the scheduled 6.30pm starting time.

But it didn't stop them from doing the interview as they practised their shooting.

The Flyers are coming off just their second loss of the Mount Franklin Challenge season, a 49-48 defeat by fourth-placed Metropolitan Districts.

Both losses have been to the same opponent who Dixon described as the Flyers "bogey team".

"We should have won," Hales said.

The Flyers trailed by six goals at one stage before a comeback that finished just short off success.

They play Redlands tomorrow night in their final hit-out before finals.

A win should ensure they claim the minor premiership.

"We'd like to finish top," Hales said.

"It will be good for a mental edge."

The mental edge is something both shooters believe the Flyers have over their rivals.

The core of the squad has been together for several years and won multiple premierships together.

Which is why they believe they will be playing their best when finals start.

"We know we can do it," Hales said.

"It's all in our heads," Dixon added.

"We're starting to get in form."

Hales was impressed with Dixon's shooting from distance last week.

"It's the turn and shoot attitude we've got," she said.

Their confidence also comes from knowing each has the other's back.

It is sure to serve them well during finals ... and possibly when it comes to doing the housework in their new digs.

Topics:  ipswich flyers mount franklin challenge



Ipswich suburbs get a gorgeous makeover

BEAUTIFUL: Ipswich City Council gave free plants to Ipswich residents at the Beautiful Ipswich family day at Collingwood Park. Raylene Drew from Bunnings West Ipswich with Grace Turrall, 4, and Darcey Turrall, 7, of Collingwood Park.

Beautiful Ipswich family day lights up Collingwood Park

'Ipswich students deserve aircon in their classrooms'

An Ipswich teacher wants the state government to fund air-conditioning in Ipswich schools.

LOCAL teacher and mum of two petitions state government for funding

Search under way for missing Ipswich man

Have you seen this man missing from North Booval?

Local Partners

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

WARNING: 'Sardine city' is on Ipswich's horizon

CONCERNED: The implications of the State's move to denser housing developments has Cr David Pahlke up in arms.

But Antoniolli says council can manage State's denser housing edict

Grand re-launch for new Nolan's Corner

GRAND PARTY: Wayne Kemp and Angela Love from Poison Arrow, Eliza Woodruffe from Limestone Emporium, Tess Claris from Voice Hair and Beauty and Kim Schubel from Schudio will all be at the grand launch party.

A feat worth celebrating

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!