Noth­ing stops the Fab Five

Squad up for Team Spirit gong

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CARSGUIDE - Danielle Jarvis

THE Did­jurigur un­der-11 net­ball team has been nom­i­nated for a Si­monds Homes Team Spirit award in the News Local Ju­nior Sports Star af­ter win­ning its grand fi­nal with just five play­ers.

A net­ball team can play with five play­ers, but a full com­ple­ment of seven plus re­serves al­lows play­ers to ro­tate and have a break from the fast-paced sport.

With­out an in­ter­change player, the un­der-11s would have had to for­feit the match if one of the girls could no longer play.

So the team strug­gled through three in­juries with­out call­ing time so they could con­tinue play­ing their Black­town City Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion fi­nals games.

Coach Sharon Gore said she was so proud of her team’s ef­forts she de­signed T-shirts for them with new nick­name “the Fab Five”.

“For the last four games of the sea­son, we were down to five girls,” Ms Gore said.

“We had to for­feit three times and then we just made it into the fi­nals.

“They played mar­vel­lously. They were down the whole game un­til the end ...

My small­est girl is my strong­est and all to­gether these girls are the best

they won by three points.

“(It) just proves never give up and try your best.

“It doesn’t mat­ter what size you are, it’s how you use it; my small­est girl is my strong­est and all to­gether these girls are the best.”

Ju­nior Sports Star Award 2016 nom­i­na­tions have closed. For in­for­ma­tion on fi­nal­ists and dates, visit ju­nior­

Sharon Gore

Kiara Tai, 11 ( from left), Deyko­dah Gibbs Eb­sworth, 12, Kali­ayh Mar­lowe, 11, Natasha Dixon, 10, 0, and Lakeisha DixonS­tone, 10. 0. Pic­ture: David Swift

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