Woorndoo Mortlake defeats Tatyoon to lift Mininera District Netball Association crown

PREMIERS: Woorndoo Mortlake's A grade netball premiership team celebrates. Picture: Christine Ansorge
PREMIERS: Woorndoo Mortlake's A grade netball premiership team celebrates. Picture: Christine Ansorge

WOORNDOO Mortlake’s second consecutive premiership has validated the club’s faith in a sisterhood hailing almost entirely from the sleepy farming township.

Tigers mentor Georgia Muir hailed the club’s second premiership in as many seasons as “special” for the loyal contingent.

Muir’s side withstood a fighting comeback from Tatyoon, who was bolstered by a home court advantage, to post a 42-39 triumph.

PROUD: Georgia Muir.

PROUD: Georgia Muir.

“The best thing about our team is that all the girls are local,” she said.

“Most of us were born in Mortlake or Woorndoo, so we’ve got a great foundation there. We’ll go for three next year.

“A lot of us do a bit of travelling, but we’ve all got those family ties. For the club, it makes it so special.”

Muir, the club’s only A grade premiership coach, said the flags were the result of an extensive building process.

“I think it’ll take a bit to sink in, what we’ve achieved,” she said.

“We’re so excited. All of the hard work over the year has paid off. Over the last three or four years, we’ve been working towards these premierships, so it’s been a long time coming.”

Despite a third quarter onslaught from Tatyoon, the Tigers held firm to maintain a lead leading into the last term.

Muir praised the composure of her young outfit.

“Taty kept coming back but we were able to steady and make those goals which really counted,” she said.

“We also grabbed some really important turnovers.”