Sisters Riarna and Kiara Ferguson have both excelled in netball during this year's premier league competition. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Sisters Riarna and Kiara Ferguson have both excelled in netball during this year's premier league competition. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Rocky has it's own Sister Act shining in netball league

WITH a wink and nod, Frenchville Fury's Riarna Ferguson fires a pass to sister Kiara, who does the rest.

The quietly spoken Ferguson sisters are quickly making their mark on Rockhampton's netball scene, and will be pushing for a spot in Frenchville's top team during the 2014 Rockhampton Leagues Club A-grade season.

While they're not ones to talk themselves up, mum Sue said the pair had their own way of communicating on court.

"They have an uncanny knack of knowing where each other is going to be," she said.

"Using a wink, or a nod, or a look one way, they seem to combine well.

"It's been good for them (playing in the Premier League), it's the first team they've played together in regularly."

The Ferguson sisters led Frenchville Fury to a convincing 60-27 win over Phoenix on Tuesday night and will be expected to do the same this week when they tackle Inferno, who are coming off a 58-39 win over the Flames.

Seizing the opportunity to play alongside A-grade regulars and former Capricorn Claws star Ang Horn and Claws captain Keanna Hopkins in the Premier League competition, the Emmaus College students are thriving in the senior competition.

"It's really good. It's a lot more challenging," said goal attack Kiara, who was a Queensland under-16 indigenous team member.

Riarna made the under-14 Australian indigenous team earlier in the year.

Kiara played in the A reserve competition for Frenchville this season, while 14-year-old Riarna featured in the Junior A competition.

Kiara, 15, starred for Emmaus at the Queensland Independent Schools Netball tournament in Townsville earlier in the year.

Frenchville's Trudy Landsberg, who also coaches Kiara at Emmaus, said the Premier League competition was the perfect avenue for progressing junior players like the Ferguson girls.

"Our club feels this competition is a way of developing our juniors into better players and introducing them to a higher level of competition," Landsberg said.

"It's also a chance to see if they can adjust. The club has been happy so far with the juniors who have really stepped up."

Premier League

Round 4, Tonight

6.30pm: Colts Ninjas v Bluebirds Ospreys, Blaze v Cap Coast Babes, Fortune v Force.

7.45pm: Fire v Phoenix, Inferno v Fury, Flames v Runaways.



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