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Geraldton netballer Emma Cosh soaking up the green army love following West Coast Fever’s grand final win

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Emma Cosh celebrates with Fever fans in Forrest Place last week.
Camera IconEmma Cosh celebrates with Fever fans in Forrest Place last week. Credit: Ian Munro/The West Australian

Geraldton netballer Emma Cosh capped off her whirlwind championship week by joining her team in thanking West Coast Fever’s “green army” at a fan event in Forrest Place on Friday.

The netball premiers got up and close with their fans and expressed their gratitude for all their support as they broke a 25-year drought to win the Super Netball championship in front of a packed crowd at RAC Arena. They were also handed a special championship shield by the City of Perth.

The Fever event also coincided with a ceremony awarding the keys to Perth city to soccer superstar Sam Kerr, with both events likely to inspire countless young girls in sport.

After the grand final win, Cosh said she was still pinching herself and didn’t want to take off her medal.

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Even though she didn’t get any minutes on court during the game, she has played a key role since making her debut for the Fever in 2020, in the middle of the COVID pandemic.

“I don’t think I relaxed until the final two minutes and I just remember looking out on to the court seeing how well we all executed our roles, thinking how we built through every quarter and just thinking how good is this,” she told the Geraldton Guardian last week.

“I’ve come a long way from the pathways playing up in Geraldton and put in a lot of work to get here.

“I remember turning to my mum after the game and telling her this was a dream come true.”

Cosh’ own future remains up in the air, as she is currently out of contract with the Fever.

“I’m just trying to focus on what I can control, I would love to remain with Fever and whether or not that happens either way I’ll be pushing as hard as I can in my netball,” she said.

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