Girls net back-to-back titles

Coach Crystal Nullmeyers with Ashdale Secondary College Year 10 netball team.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d441534
Coach Crystal Nullmeyers with Ashdale Secondary College Year 10 netball team.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441534

The carnival is a week-long youth sporting event held on the Gold Coast each July, focused on spirit and sportsmanship.

College teacher and coach Crystal Nullmeyers said it felt great to win back-to-back titles, with the Year 10 players �ecstatic� to win the grand final against Killarney Heights High (NSW) by 15 goals.

�The competition was tough, playing against specialist netball schools, national and international teams,� Nullmeyers said.

�Our girls really came together as a team, encouraged and supported each other, and all did their part to help the team to victory.�

She said the girls had been playing together in the Ashdale Secondary College Netball Academy since they were in Year 8, training two to three times a week and participating in the School Sport WA Netball Competition to prepare for the carnival.

�I think the girls played outstanding, they really stepped up, improved each game and gave it their all,� she said.

�Aimee Littlejohn won our Most Valuable Player award, consistently playing at a very high standard, dominating the play both in attack and defence and always with a positive attitude.

�The girls had an amazing time, bonding with their team mates and also experiencing many of Queensland�s tourist attractions.�