Outdoor challenge for Geraldton’s under-18 Waves

Peter SweeneyGeraldton Guardian
Waves coach Kelly Eastough and captain Tyra Austin.
Camera IconWaves coach Kelly Eastough and captain Tyra Austin. Credit: Peter Sweeney / The Geraldton Guardian

Some of Geraldton’s best young netballers have a school ball tomorrow night.

All of them are hoping to have a bigger ball in Perth tonight.

The Waves, Geraldton’s under-18 netball side, play in a grand final against Albany in the Division 2 18 and under Metro league at the State Netball Centre.

The Waves are undefeated in eight contests, having won seven and drawn the other.

All those matches were indoors, while tonight’s is outdoors.

“We’ve been training outdoors for a few weeks to get used to different conditions,” coach Kelly Eastough said.

“The girls are both excited and nervous. I’ve told them nerves are a good thing but that we must stick to our game plan.

“Win or lose, I’m extremely proud of what the girls have done.

“We will have breakfast together in Perth on Saturday and an awards and presentation night at home soon.”

Captain Tyra Austin said it was “awesome” to be in the grand final.

“We’re all super-excited and had a good lead-in match against Perth last Saturday,” she said.

“We’ve travelled well and had good support from families and friends.”

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