Time to re-write our sporting history books
On the last day of May, our Year 8 netballers pulled off a historic upset and wrote their names into the Cobram AGS sporting history books as they took out the School Sports Victoria Goulburn-Murray Division winter event.
The students responsible for bringing home the glory were Lucy Adkins, Miley Driscoll, Zahlia Kautai, Shiloh Kennedy, Kyana Magalotti, Charlie Magill, Gracie Rice and Charlotte Woosnam.
Held in Shepparton, the girls were faced with blisteringly cold conditions but that couldn’t dampen their spirits as they defeated the mighty Notre Dame College 12-11 in the all decisive match of the round robin tournament where the team that secured the most wins would be crowned champions.
Head of Sport Mr Jon O’Dwyer said he couldn’t be prouder of the girls’ efforts and recognised the enormity of their achievement.
"Notre Dame have had a stranglehold on that competition forever and a day,” Mr O Dwyer said.
“In some of those mainstream sports like netball, those schools have sides that play in local competitions so they’re always really strong and that’s why we are so proud of these girls because it’s the first time since we’ve been part of that competition and I’d say probably ever, where one of the schools from Greater Shepparton or Notre Dame haven’t won the division title in a mainstream sport,“ he added.
The girls will now represent the Goulburn-Murray Division at the Hume region event. The entire school community will watch on with keen interest as these girls enter uncharted waters. Well done and good luck!