Wollongong’s Brittany and Taylor Anderson have played a key role in NSW’s victory over South Australia in the final of the Marie Little Shield on Sunday.
The victory marks the fourth-straight year NSW has taken out the Shield, named after disability netball pioneer Marie Little.
The annual competition provides women with mental disabilities with the chance to compete in a national competition. This year’s championships culminated with Sunday’s final, played prior to Australia’s Constellation Cup win over New Zealand in Brisbane.
The NSW side fell behind 3-0 early in the match before rallying to take the lead and claim a 13-10 victory.
Coach Jenny O’Keeffe was thrilled with the way her side battled back from the early deficit to take the victory.
I couldn’t be prouder. They went out there and really did their jobs.Jenny O'Keeffe
“I couldn’t be prouder. They went out there and really did their jobs,” O’Keeffe said.
“There was always the potential for us to lose the moment being out on a big court like that in the lead up to the Diamonds and Silver Ferns match, but they held it together and for that I’m really, really proud.”
Sunday’s victory comes after NSW edged South Australia 11-10 in the 2017 final in Perth.