Central Eyre performs well at state carnival

Twenty enthusiastic girls represented Central Eyre Peninsula at the recent Sapsasa State Carnival and performed well during the week in Adelaide.

The girls represented the region, and their respective schools, proudly as they faced off against teams from the Adelaide area and from across the state.

Team one was coached by Susie Boylan and consisted of Elliston's Indi Donovan, plus Taeha Sampson, Rebecca Sampson, Sophie O'Brien and Bree North from Wudinna, Hannah Evans, Leni Richardson, Gabby Taheny and Sarah Weiss of Cleve, and Kimba's Nicole Modystach, with Deb Taheny the manageress.

During the week the team could only manage two wins, however there were three close games among the losses, and the girls fought hard in each match and never gave up.

They were a great bunch to coach and displayed excellent sportsmanship and friendship on and off the court during the carnival.

Jussy Lienert led team two, which consisted of Zoe Tomney and Myher Beard from Wudinna, the Cleve contingent of Lauren, Miranda and Erica Millard and Ava Jenner, plus Ali Jericho, Holly Woolford, Bella Woolford and Sienna Yates from Kimba, with Sue Woolford the manageress.

The team enjoyed a pretty successful week in recording six wins and three loses to finish equal third overall.

The team improved as they went on, learning to play with each other and displaying resilience as they came from behind to win a couple of the matches.

The weather was reasonably kind throughout the week, albeit freezing on the final day, yet the team still managed to enjoy the game and each other no matter what the conditions.

Squad officials would like to thank the parents for their support during the week - Central Eyre Peninsula always has great parent support.

On the Monday afternoon the group and parents had a great time enjoying ten pin bowling and two missions of laser skirmish.

Thanks also go to the Central Eyre Peninsula umpires for the great job they did during the week - there would be no competition without them.