FOUR St Edward’s netball teams travelled to Sydney last week and returned with a swag of medals after dominating the Sydney school sides.
Two 12-year-old teams, one 10 and one 11-year-old side went to the NSW Catholic Primary Schools’ netball championships, with two sides returning undefeated.
One of the 12-year sides played seven games, all against Sydney schools, winning all seven games to blow the field away and come home with a gold medal.
Impressively, the girls played all seven games on a hot day with no reserves.
The 10-year-old side did not do it so easily, winning six games, although a close game in the final round saw the result finish as a draw.
The girls eventually won the title on a goal countback after the adjudicators took their time to do the count, according to coach Clare Dubois.
“It was a very tense few minutes,” Dubois said.
The other 12-year-old side finished in fourth, whilst the 11s finished in a close second place.
“It is our first win in ten years and the first time ever we have had two teams win,” Dubois said.
“It was a great team effort from all the girls.
“The girls are so enthusiastic, are keen to learn and easy to coach. It has been great.”
The touring squad was joined by a few Year Nine and Ten McCarthy students, most of whom were ex St Ed’s students, who helped out with the unpiring at the carnival.
Three of the sides, including the two champions sides, will play today in the local league semi-finals.