Masters gold for Gympie

THE competition was fierce during Saturday's Masters netball tournament, held at the PCYC at Hervey Bay.

Five teams came to contest the tournament, one from Gympie, two from Maryborough and three from Hervey Bay.

The Hervey Bay Munya and the Gympie sides were undefeated heading into their grand final clash, having tied in their earlier match during the round robin event.

But it was Gympie that was able to hold its nerve to take home the gold medal.

The match was hotly contested for the first three quarters but Gympie ran away with it in the final quarter, winning the match 29-21.

The Hervey Bay Has Beens took home bronze.

“We were in it up until the final quarter,” Moana Easton, who played centre for Hervey Bay Munya, said of the grand final.

“I think we just got a bit tired.”

Easton said the performance of the team's shooters was particularly impressive, describing their performance as “very accurate”.

She described the level of skill at the tournament as “very high”.

More than 50 women competed in the event, which Easton hopes will become an annual tournament that will be contested by teams throughout Queensland.

“We held it two years ago. Last year Maryborough held it.

“We would like to hold it every year.”



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