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Deadly Choices makes netball history

Deadly Choices has made netball history by entering two Indigenous netball teams in the Origin Energy Vicki Wilson Championship for the first time.

Held over the weekend at Nissan Arena, the Deadly Choices teams competed in both the Cup and Shield categories. They placed 12th and 15th, respectively. 

Deadly Choices Coordinator and the team’s Assistant Coach Brendon Cook said the girls played fantastically. He also said he was incredibly proud of their efforts and determination.

“Our goal was to get into the top 16. We did that on our first attempt with only two training sessions. Bring on next year,” Mr Cook said.

“We aim to break down barriers within the sport so that instead of having two First Nations professionals in Suncorp Super Netball, we have one in each team. That would be the dream.”

Netball Queensland General Manager Glen Dennis said the Vicki Wilson Championship provides an incredible opportunity to participate in a challenging and also rewarding environment. It also helps players progress in their netball careers.

“Netball Queensland is committed to developing First Nations representation. We are committed to ensuring that each step of our pathway is strong and also has accessible opportunities for everyone within our community,” Mr Dennis said.

Over 100 Indigenous girls from the Brisbane and Logan regions expressed their interest in competing. After an exhaustive selection process, 24 represented Deadly Choices in the championship.

There are plans for a First Nations boys’ team to also compete in the Boys Open within the next few years.

Check out all the photos from the competition below.

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