Earlier this year, St John Fisher College
netball teams competed in QC Cup, a state-wide catholic schools’ competition.
This competition was to be the start of a winning streak for the netballers who
brought home gold in the junior, intermediate and senior divisions.
These champions went on to form the QISSN
netball team travelling to Bundaberg last month to take part in the Qld
Independent Secondary Schools Netball (QISSN) competition.
This is the largest netball carnival in the
state with 64 teams from Secondary Schools across the state competing in the
week-long carnival. The competition is open with most schools entering teams
made up predominantly of members from Year 11 and 12.
The 2019 St John Fisher College team was one of
the youngest teams competing at the carnival consisting of year 9 and 10
students with only one year 12 student.
Despite their age disadvantage, team captain
Courtney Winter led the division 7 team to gold, continuing their 2019 winning
streak, and leaving the competition undefeated.
Erin Trembearth was awarded Most Valuable
Player for the week with strong potential for the upcoming Vicki Wilson Netball
carnival where the team will compete again.
St John Fisher College Netball Team Coach,
Bernie Toohey said the team showed amazing spirit with a beautiful display of
grace and sportsmanship throughout the carnival.
Principal Cathy Galvin remarked at the generous
support of parent Kimberly Young of Petrie Real Estate who sponsored the QISSN
team, supplying sports bags, backpacks and towels for the eager netballers.
“It is encouraging to see the whole College
community get behind the girls who were fantastic ambassadors for women’s sport
and St John Fisher College,” Ms Galvin said.
The netballers are now in-training for the Vicki
Wilson Met North competition to be held on August 15 in Pine Rivers where they
will compete in the Junior and Senior divisions. For the past two years St John
Fisher College’s Junior team have won the Vicki Wilson Shield and represented
Met North in the State Final.
Coach Bernie Toohey is confident in the girl’s
ability and says they have a winning attitude.
The netball community is strong at St John
Fisher College with parent, Gary Pashen recently appointed as head coach for
USC Thunder. Making his debut in the Sapphire Series in June; Gary is the only
male coach in the league, joined by manager Bernie Toohey.