Whitsunday Skylites do coach proud at carnival
NETBALL: The Whitsunday Netball Association's Under-12 team, Skylites, were runners-up in a nail-biting finish at the Charters Towers Junior Netball Carnival last weekend.
The team of six, who were down a player due to illness, competed in two matches on Saturday followed by a further six matches on Sunday.
The Skylites were undefeated in all but the final match of the day where they went head-to-head with Neptunes Dragonfish from Townsville, missing out by one point.
Coach Jayde Krystle said one more minute of play would have resulted in a tie.
"Honestly, they did as much as they could,” she said.
"They were working together and talking to each other. They really bonded well together, I feel, the way they pushed each other and gave each other the confidence.
"We persevered, we fought strong over the weekend and we won every game by quite a fair bit then we ended up going down by one point at the end.”
Whitsunday Netball Association's junior teams will compete in Bowen this weekend.