IT takes a pretty special team to emerge on top in a competition featuring more than 900 competitors.
But that’s exactly what the St Patrick’s Parish School’s grade 5-6 netball team did on Tuesday, winning the Netball NSW State Championship in Sydney.
The team battled through two qualifying tournaments, in Albury and Wagga, before bringing home a win for the Riverina with a thrilling one-goal win in the dying seconds of the grand final against Kellyville Public School.
Coach Brenda Seckold said the girls had achieved a tremendous feat in the 13-12 win.
“We’re absolutely rapt with the result,” she said.
“It’s the fourth time we’ve competed in this competition, we've entered every year since it started.
“The girls were elated, it was a very tight game after we made it through a very close semi-final as well.
“It’s great to be able to get a regional team on the board in such a big competition.”
St Patricks lost the grand final in 2015.