In the thirty eighth year of competition Western Australia finally cracked the dominance of the traditionally strong States to take out the Australian Junior Age State Teams overall title. Previously only Queensland (22), New South Wales (12) and Victoria (2) had been champions. During this period New South Wales won 11 in succession (1993 to 2003) and Queensland were successful the next 14 years (2004 to 2017). It goes without saying that it was well overdue for another State to stand up and we are proud to say that Western Australia was that State.
As expected the event came down to a final day match up between Western Australia and Queensland. It was inspiring to see our team members put aside intrastate rivalries and work together as a team to crack what previously appeared to be an invincible Queensland team. Our team grew in confidence as our players witnessed the determination and work ethic of their team mates. This inspired each player in turn to produce their best efforts and Queensland gradually succumb to the unrelenting pressure enabling Western Australia to take out the title in a nail biting contest that went right down to the wire.
Our history making team:
Girls Team Coach: Sue Hillier
Boys Team Coach: Damon Macmillan
Team Manager: Elspeth Diack