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2 October, 2021

Cyclones smashing goals at Junior Championship

TABLELANDS Under 14 netball team the Cyclones made their wildest dreams a reality, smashing personal goals and winning against some of the regions best players at the Cairns Netball Junior Competition.

By Ellie Fink

Cyclone players Tayah Harris, Teresa Isabella, Selina Lean-Woodcock, Capri Flegler, Saskia Booth, Carlee Bloomfi eld, Taheesha Bunker, Asha Lynch- Simmons and Helena Armstrong-Ravula (absent) with coach Meeca Lynch

TABLELANDS Under 14 netball team the Cyclones made their wildest dreams a reality, smashing personal goals and winning against some of the regions best players at the Cairns Netball Junior Competition. 

Full of nerves, the girls worked hard training every Tuesday for the event, doing the two hour round trip to Cairns from Atherton or Mossmon religiously to prepare. 

The Cyclones dedication to the game paid off tremendously, winning against the Cairns Leprechauns 9 41-24. 

Coach Meeca Lynch said she was beyond excited to see her girls develop in their netballing skills. 

“They have been a team since NetSetGo for the last 5 years and they really wanted to compete together for the big game,” she said. 

“The game was live streamed and there were a lot of people present, making them very nervous but once the nerves eased they were hyped up and won every centre pass and had the first goal for every quarter. 

“It’s amazing that these girls have dedicated so much time to go against Cairns’ greatest players in their age group and it's a real testament to their commitment.” 

Alongside this amazing achievement, five players trialled for a rep team, with four making it with the Cairns team and one making it with Mareeba. 

“Some of the girls said they wanted to make a rep team so they trained really hard to get there,” Ms Lynch said. 

“They have achieved so much and taken on some amazing personal goals for themselves. 

“It was all just the icing on the cake for the Cyclones.

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