EAST Warrnambool netballer Amy McConnell has averaged almost double her age in goals this season.
The promising goal shooter will aim for her 400th goal when she lines up for the undefeated Bombers in the Warrnambool and District 13 and under second semi-final today.
Amy, 13, has scored 399 goals at an average of 22 a game, a remarkable effort given most teams in her age group often struggle to notch that many.
East Warrnambool scored 212 goals more than its nearest rival in the home-and-away season.
The Bombers play their closest competitors, Timboon Demons, today.
East Warrnambool coach Andrea Brady said she was in awe of Amy’s achievement.
“It is a massive effort. I can’t believe it,” she said.
“She’s not the tallest in the team but she holds her ground. She doesn’t miss many and when she does she rebounds.”
Amy said she never expected to score so many goals and was happy working with goal attacks Leah Evans and Lena Wright.
“I have come quite far and improved a lot with helping my team,” she said.
“I started out in centre and defence and last year I got put into goal shooter and I have been playing there ever since.
“I do like it but it’s also nice to have a run around in goal attack too.”
The Bombers are eyeing premiers and champions status after a dominant season.
Amy said she expected a few nerves if East made the grand final.
“If we get into the grand final there will be a lot of pressure on us, but we also want to prove to people that we can do it,” she said.
The Warrnambool College student said East Warrnambool’s entire 13 and under team would move up to the 15 and under competition next season. She said the Bombers’ strong form stemmed from their teamwork.
“When we are on the court, we know how each other plays, so it makes it a lot easier,” she said.