Gympie under-14 girls netball side are home from the State Championships.
Gympie under-14 girls netball side are home from the State Championships. Craig Warhurst

Best ever netball performance

ANYONE in the sporting arena knows the first thing they need to do is back themselves before they even think about a win.

This is exactly what the Gympie U14 representative netball team did at last weekend's Queensland State Championships where they won two of their 10 games.

Coach Michelle Winston said the championships brought pouring rain, gale-force winds and tough competition but the Gympie girls kept their chins up to produce some of the best netball she's seen them play.

"They improved out of sight.

"They played one or two levels better than I'd seen them play," she said.

Winston said the girls had to compete with slippery and muddy courts and the strength of the wind was sending passes astray, but they played to the conditions.

"You'd think the ball was going one way, then the wind would send it another," Winston said.

Day carnivals prepared the team for the three-day event.

"I think that's what helped the girls along," Winston said.

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