Warwick State High School netball team (back, from left) coach Michelle Byrne, Sophie Strom, Shakira Saunders, Briony Walker, Alyssa Welsh, Sophie Kuhn, (front) Learna Moncada, Aliza Schelbach and Nicolene Snyman.
Warwick State High School netball team (back, from left) coach Michelle Byrne, Sophie Strom, Shakira Saunders, Briony Walker, Alyssa Welsh, Sophie Kuhn, (front) Learna Moncada, Aliza Schelbach and Nicolene Snyman. Gerard Walsh

Broncos Cup attracts 27 school netball teams

NETBALL: Briony Walker is part of a Warwick State High School team which recorded a 10-6 win in their first game of Broncos Cup netball at Goondiwindi on Wednesday.

"We have nine in our team which means two on the bench but every player get a go,” Walker said.

"I played goalkeeper and goal defence in our first game.

"It's fun to play,in the Broncos Cup.”

She is part of one of the four netball teams from Warwick High.

Walker is part of a netball competition sponsored by a rugby league club.

She said her favourite player in the Broncos was retired five-eighth Darren Lockyer.

Netball organiser Emily Spinks from Goondiwindi said there were 27 teams in action from Warwick, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe and Clifton state high schools, Allora, Killarney, Texas and Inglewood state schools, Assumption College and St Joseph's, Stanthorpe.

While the school didn't exist when the Broncos Cup started in rugby league and netball more than two decades ago, Warwick Christian College is now in the cup with one netball team.

There are some composite teams in rugby league made up of representatives of the smaller schools.