Red Claws jump at mission to snare regional netball title

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

IT SOUNDS like something out straight out of the TV show 'Mission Impossible'.

'Your mission, should you choose to accept it ? is win this weekend's Regional Netball League premiership at Airlie Beach.'

Well this task is definitely not 'impossible' for the in-form Capricorn Red Claws girls who head up to the Whitsundays today.

The Red Claws have been in red-hot form this season and currently sit in second spot on the ladder behind arch-rivals and competition powerhouse Magnetic North.

The Red Claws will need to not only confront, but defeat the Stingers who have proven to be their nemesis over recent seasons.

Confidence is high in the Red Claws camp and coach Tracey Davis is confident of her girls' chances after an impressive training session at Memorial Park last Sunday.

'When the girls get together to train, we really train the house down to make up for lost time because we have players from Gladstone, Biloela and Rocky,' Davis said.

'Everyone is fit and ready to fire at Airlie and we are looking forward to playing.'

The Red Claws team includes Gladstone players Tracey Calis and Carly Cooke who have been revelations this season.

Calis and Biloela's Angela Horn have been a lethal goalscoring combination, while Cooke has impressed in the centre-court.

Coach Davis believes the Stingers are not the Red Claws' only dangers this weekend, mentioning her respect for the Wide Bay team.



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