Netball sisters aim high


Netball sisters aim high

Sister act: the Hillberg girls Christie and Kimberley, were all smiles back at school at the Korumburra Secondary College following the vote count and presentation last Tuesday night.

SHARING their passion for netball, the Hillberg sisters Christie, 17, and Kimberley, 15, are thrilled to have won the Alberton Netball Association 2009 top awards.
Gun goal defender, Christie was awarded the A Grade Best and Fairest trophy and her younger sister Kimberley, goal attack, took out the 15 and Under Best and Fairest at the Alberton Netball Association vote count and presentation last Tuesday night.
Back at school at Korumburra Secondary College, The Star caught up with the talented duo, proud members of the Korumburr/ Bena Netball Club.
Both said they were surprised to hear they had won the top awards and Christie said while she had won A Grade runner-up last year she hadn’t given the awards much thought.
In fact she said she hadn’t planned on attending the vote count and was thrilled she and her sister finally decided to go at the last minute.
Encouraged by their star netball mother Julie, who has accrued a swag of netball awards in past years including several Alberton Netball Association A Grade Best and Fairest trophies , the girls started playing at around six years of age.
They love playing for the Korumburra/Bena club and said they get a lot of support from the other netballers, members and coaches.
“It is just a great club,” said Christie.
Asked who their coaches are, Christie was very pleased to reveal her mother was her coach and said she does a very good job, while Kimberley is coached by Bec Patterson.
Both girls have played at regional level and have their sights set on State selection in October.
While they do enjoy other sports, swimming and basketball, netball is their number one choice and like the motto of their school, Aim High, these star netballers are striving for the top.
When asked how far they want to go, with a laugh Christie said she wants to win more awards than her mum Julie, and play for the Melbourne Vixens.

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