As always the Netball year was full of wins, losses, lessons and achievements. As a club, we have a lot to be proud of. Here is our 2021 wrap up.
Erin Byrnes and Meegan Snell were at the helm again for 2021 and with only 3 returning players from the 2020 team, promoting Ruby players and welcoming newcomers to the club, the girls had to create new connections quickly. With a much improved season, the team finished strong in the second half, winning 4 of their 7 remaining games and a final standing of 6th place. A stand-out performance against top 4 team, USC Thunder defeating them by 4 goals. Showcasing the improvement they made from game 1 against USC Thunder where they lost by 20 goals.
Amy SOMMERVILLE (C)
The Ruby team was led by Head Coach, Joeanne Hope and Assistant Coach Justin Wise. Joeanne and Justin, set in place quickly the style of play and culture that was expected within the group. The team were able to implement and put together consistent performances each week. Resulting in a third straight grand final appearance. Although the team weren’t able to go three in a row of winning the title, going down to the Brisbane North Cougars. Making the Grand Final three years in a row is no easy feat. Led by long time Tigers, Alexia Baker, Maddie Ryan and Emily Gage, they were able to provide the experience the team needed. With many great performances over the year, a stand out performance was in the preliminary final against USQ Jets, winning by 1 in the final minutes of the game after being down by five goals.
Alexia BAKER (Co-Captain)
Emily GAGE (Co-Captain)
Maddie RYAN (Co-Captain)
Nissan State Titles
This year we had the opportunity of entering three teams into the Nissan State Titles competition held in September.
We welcomed back, Head Coach Amanda Kelly to the Tigers family to take the reigns, with the assistance of Alison Gage. The team had strong performances in the rounds, getting them into the final 8 where they went down in the 7th v 8th playoff by a couple of goals. With many girls representing the Tigers for the first time, they should all be very proud of how they competed over the 3 days.
Rianah CHILDS (VC)
Erin JOYCE (C)
This year, we were able to enter two 16’s teams into the competition. Showcasing the talented and dedicated athletes we have within our region.
Led by Justin Wise and assisted by Helen Edwards. The girls performed well over the 3 days making it to the Grand Final. The team went down to the Bull Sharks, going home with the silver medal. Each athlete represented Brisbane East Netball and Tigers community with pride.
Isabelle AH TOON
Sophia DOBSON (C)
Aalyah SHEPPARD (VC)
16’s Black was led by Maleta Lemana and Matt Standing. The girls worked hard over the 3 days and enjoyed every minute of being able to represent the Tigers. The team played competitive Netball and they finished in 3rd place. To have both of our 16’s finish in the Top 3 is a testament to the hard work of our community, coaches, players and support staff.
Kirra DE RIDDER
Emma HUMPHRIES (C)
Tiana KEENAN-AFOA (VC)
In 2021, we had athletes go on to be selected into State Squads and ANC teams.
Australian National Championships
Congratulations to Amy Sommerville and Jada Gafa, on being selected into the Sunshine Coast Lightning ANC team. Jada was also given a 2022 training partner contract with Sunshine Coast Lightning. Alice Mauga and Tash Robinson were selected as training partners for the Queensland Sapphires and represented the pacific team at the Born to Shine Series.
2022 State Squad Selection
After the Nissan State Titles, six Tigers were rewarded with Netball QLD State Squad selection. Sophia Dobson, Holly Comyns and Tia Crombie were selected into the 17/U State Squad and Rianah Childs , Jada Anstee and Erin Joyce into the 19/U State Squad.
We want to say Thank You to all of our Brisbane East Netball and Carina Leagues Club Tigers Community. We can’t do what we do without support from you. Congratulations to all of the athletes that were selected to represent the Carina Leagues Club Tigers in 2021 and we are looking forward to another busy and exciting year of Netball in 2022.