Moments of brilliance
Well what can I say! I’ve been playing in this regions squad for around 7 years or so and finally we have done it! We won against a Brisbane team, and convincingly.
I’m so blessed to have played along side so many talented players, some who have gone on to do bigger and better things, and some who are still by my side today. And I know all those teammates, past and present, would be happy to see how far the Capricornia Region team has come. From playing a small 5 northern team competition, which included the under 17’s teams too, to now having an Open Team squad competition that the under 17’s can now strive for or, in some cases – Claudia, Shanita & Poppy, play. The competition not only now includes the northern teams but also is put in with the competitions of the southern Brisbane teams. This is something we have always wanted and Netball Queensland and all the regions involvement has now provided. So in saying this, the past weekend would have to be one of my highlights as we have finally shown what our regional “rural town people” can do.
I see much potential in this years’ Claws Squad. On our first weekend away there were moments of brilliance on court and moments that were not true to what we have to offer. Hopefully we can clear the bad bits and have games of perfection. I know we have it in us.
Our one win of the weekend was obviously a highlight although we all know there were still some improvements to be made from that game. I believe the only way is up and if we want it bad enough we can eliminate our weaknesses and make it happen.
On a lighter note, I’d like to thank some people, as they have made me eager for the weekends to come.
Our Coach Barb for all her guidance on the weekend. It’s one thing to have someone tell you that you are playing good or bad, but it’s more beneficial when someone directs you on how you can improve your game. This is what Barb offers as a coach and with Barb there are no limitations.
Thanks to our manager and our support team! We would surely full apart without you! How great were our supporters! Can’t believe my family surprised me and turned up to watch the games!! I will never be too old to want my parents at a game watching from the sideline! I was so excited to see them there! Shout out to the Hopkins, Anderson, James, Saunders and Larson crews!!
This year our Captains have taken their leadership to the next level. I have never seen such dedication to the team and for this I thank you.
It was a great weekend and I look forward to seeing us excel.
Signing Off…Hoppy (with a H not a P)
Author: Keanna Hopkins Posted: May 13, 2010