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Our Annual Deadly Sista Girlz Netball Carnival

Over 140 young athletes descended upon the Gold Netball Centre for the annual Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) netball carnival earlier this month. 

The tournament attracted 12 standout teams from across Perth and WA. Teams from St Brigid’s College, John Tonkin College, Fremantle College, Armadale Senior High School, Yule Brook College, Governor Stirling Senior High School, Clontarf Aboriginal College, Ellenbrook Secondary College, Southern River College, Darling Range Sports College, Katanning Senior High School and Halls Head College joined the competition, with SEDA College refereeing and scoring games. 

The teams took part in an intense round robin contest for seven successive games over three hours, with several tightly fought contests decided by a single point. 

And while the competition was fierce, it was professional and respectful, with players bringing their best game and sportswomanship in the spirit of solidarity and friendly rivalry. 

After a brief break for lunch, the teams met for the finals while their peers, parents, families and mentors watched on. Even after three hours of play, all teams brought their A-game! 

On the first court, we had Yule Brook and Darling Range Sports College, who put up a fierce competition, with Darling Range going through to the grand final. 

The next court saw Governor Stirling and Fremantle College battle it out, with Governor Stirling securing their place in the final. 

For the final showdown, the teams from Darling Range and Governor Stirling put on a clinic of first-class netball with rapid-fire offense, deft playmaking and solid defending. 

By the second half, it was neck and neck, but the Darling Range team held on tight to the lead, securing the win as the clock hit zero. 

Congratulations to our winners, Darling Range Sports College, and all of the Deadly Sista Girlz who took part in this year’s carnival, as well as the team who helped put it all together. 

Our DSG program holds engagement events, like the Netball Carnival, across the year for students to build connections across our schools.  

DSG Team Manager, Megan D’Agostino said, “We do these events as a way of bringing our girls together and building the sisterhood throughout all 18 of our schools. It’s a way for our girls to come together and show good sportsmanship and build good relationships” 

Speaking on the day, one of the participants from the winning team, Darling Range Sports College said, “There are so many people here from all different places and I think that’s what today is about. Coming together and playing netball, a really fun sport.” 

Deadly Sista Girlz is an holistic education, empowerment and healthy lifestyle program for Indigenous girls operating in 18 schools across Australia. DSG is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency, with support from corporate partners. Find out more.

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