All island netball champions to be decided

December 11, 2015
Gaynstead's head coach Dalton Hinds

Following their impressive win three days ago over Titchfield to capture another rural senior netball title, Holmwood Technical will be seeking their eighth all island senior title today as the 2015 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Schoolgirl netball season comes to an end at Juici Park. The junior and senior finals will be played as the best from the Corporate Area goes up against the best of the rural area.

Action starts at one o' clock with Denbigh up against first timers, Gaynstead High. It will be Denbigh's third straight final. Both coaches are optimistic going into today's finals.

"Our team is a very young one and these girls follow instruction well and based on their improved playing all season, especially in the attacking area I expect them to win and make up for their disappointment in the last two years where they lost to Queen's," said Denbigh coach, Janice Walker.

Gaynstead should be no pushovers. Sports coordinator Derrick Brown is looking forward to a victory.

"The girls are very confident and I have no doubt in my mind that they will not win. Despite beating the defending all island champion we are not dwelling on this because we will be playing a new team and each team is different," said Brown.

It should be an epic encounter between seven time all island champions, Holmwood and Camperdown in the senior final.

Their coaches are exuding confidence.

"We do not expect less than a victory as this is a winning habit for Holmwood and we do not think on who we play in a finals as our girls play hard every time they take the court and I expect another god game from them and I have no doubt that they will be victorious today," said a confident Holmwood coach, Carlene Graham Powell.

Most of Camperdown players are playing together for the past five years and four has represented the country at the junior level in the past and coach Wayne Stewart thinks this is a plus for his team.

"We did not see how Holmwood played on Tuesday and we do not know how they play but our girls are ready for the occasion," he said Stewart.

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