Brothers Angela Banks takes on Rockhampton Grammar School’s Olivia MacKenzie in a Rockhampton A-grade netball game at Jardine Park.
Brothers Angela Banks takes on Rockhampton Grammar School’s Olivia MacKenzie in a Rockhampton A-grade netball game at Jardine Park. Sharyn Oneill

Brothers in showdown

ZOE Seibold is ready to lead her Brothers Crimson team to back-to-back victories in tomorrow night's grand final  at Jardine Park.

The team took grand final glory last year and is ready to do it again when it hits the court against the winner of last night's preliminary final between Colts and Bluebirds.

Brothers Crimson coach Tanya Shuker said the side was looking better than ever, with all girls back on deck after recovering from niggling injuries.

One player determined to play in the final is Sarah Walsh, who broke her hand at training two weeks ago, but braved training on Tuesday night to be in top form come game day.

Shuker, although hopeful of Walsh's involvement in the game said she would decide on the day whether she would play.

Walsh's injury has come as some benefit to the team, with players stepping in for now, creating more flexibility in defence. Shuker said the side, which had improved as the season progressed, was expecting a tough battle in the grand final.

"It's always a tough game in the grand finals and they're going to come at us strong," Shuker said.

"I think if it's Colts we are facing, they're going to start the game off pretty strongly like they did in last year's final."

"It's going to be hard for them to back it up so soon after the preliminary game which is an advantage."

The coach is expecting Seibold to take the game to another level in the final.

"Zoe always performs at a higher level in important games," Shuker said.

"If we had a captain it would be Zoe, she really pumps up the team and gets them going."

Juanita Hill has caught Shuker's eye over the season, and the coach said she had seen much improvement in the player since the start of the season after converting to netball from basketball.

Brothers Crimson is ready for the clash, which starts at Jardine Park netball courts at 7.45pm.



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