Kyabram B grade captain Steph Watson spoke with passion when she thanked the Kyabram Football Netball Club, her teammates and supporters following Kyabram B grade’s 52-33 defeat of Seymour.
In her speech she said the players deserved their win thanks to their hard training and commitment to the game throughout the year.
It was this same passion which they took with them onto the court and which allowed them to show Seymour exactly what they were made of.
Watson definitely spoke from the heart when she said the win was deserved.
For herself it had meant rigorous training both with her team and without.
At times she said she was at the point of being sick when she trained with Kyabram Bombers netballers throughout the season, however she didn’t mind.
Watson came back to netball this year after a 12 month hiatus from the game – following a knee reconstruction for an injury sustained when she was playing in the Ballarat Football Netball League, pre-bombers.
“When I started pre-season this year I felt like I was dragging the chain a bit,” she said.
“I thought it was going to a be a long road for me.”
However, training with the A grade players she admires so much as well as undertaking her own personal cardio and weights training regime has seen Watson get back into top form.
And the win on Sunday was decidedly sweet as a result.
Being named best on court was just the cherry on top of a spectacular day and spectacular season.