In one of the season’s biggest upsets, Old Collegians claimed the WDFNL 17 and under netball grand final after surging from fifth on the ladder.
The injury-ravaged Warriors called up three 15 and under players to complete their line-up, Rachel Vickery, Alli Gainey and Chloe McKenzie. McKenzie took home the best on court medal.
Still bruised from their seven-goal loss to Timboon in the 2017 grand final the Warriors were determined to win but struggled to find form ending up fifth on the ladder pre-finals.
Saturday’s shock win came after a one-goal win against South Rovers in the preliminary.
Coach Meagan Forth said all of her players deserved a mention.
“It was a real team effort,” she said. “We had to call on our juniors.
“We are fortunate we’ve got a lot of talent in the club.”