THE Southern River Stars have gone from last place to premiers in a season in the Southern Districts Netball Association under-17s division four.
The stars finished fourth in the regular season, which is the last place that make it into finals.
From there they made it into the grand final and although they were down early, rallied to come back and take a 40-29 win over Harlequins.
The team is mainly made up of Southern River College students, with two of the 10 players being former students.
Coach and Southern River College health and physical education teacher Blair Pasco said the Harlequins scored the first six goals of the match.
“When we talked about what we were doing wrong, something clicked; we didn’t want to go out losing,” she said.
She thanked the teachers and principal for helping the side out and reflected on the main ingredient for success.
“Probably the commitment to training,” she said.
“We had a few new players, but the girls were just more committed and enthusiastic about training,”
The school had three teams all up, with the under-13s making it into the grand final, losing by three goals.