Port City Power player Natalie Hurst.
Port City Power player Natalie Hurst. Tom Huntley

On the cusp of glory

THE Port City Power girls are living a dream.

After winning three premierships in a row, this year they have finished the regular QBL season on top.

That placing won Power the right to hold the semis and grand final at home.

Tonight our girls face Northside and if successful, will have the chance to play for their fourth premiership trophy in a row in front of a packed Kev Broome Stadium.

Coach and player Jessica Bibby said the girls might make it look easy when they win game after game but it was their unwavering work ethic that had got them this far.

"Our records show it's been a seamless season but it has been tough," Bibby said.

"The amount of work we put in ... we'd be the hardest working team in the competition."

Extra work to improve their game was something Bibby said all team members were involved in. "It's not just a show up on Saturday or even our two training sessions a week.

"It's something all of us work for every day."

The team prides itself on athleticism and speed but Bibby said the raw talent found in Power's ranks went a long way towards its success.

"We've got some unbelievable individual talent.

"Nat Hurst was extremely unlucky not to be playing in the Olympics. She makes life easy for us."

One massive advantage that Bibby said Power was counting on was a Kev Broome Stadium filled to the brim with supporters.

"It will be extremely loud and extremely passionate," she said.

"To have everybody screaming for us is certainly going to help us, we will need the crowd's support."

Now all the girls are waiting for is game time.



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