The lawyers at Duffy & Simon in Pakenham brought it all to court recently, playing off for the Pakenham Netball Association senior mixed Division 2 final against local team COBS at Cardinia Life.
The Duffy & Simon mixed netball team was made up of players from the local law firm, with many having a background in the local West Gippsland Football Netball Competition. Duffy & Simon partner Sandy Keysers, from Nar Nar Goon Football Netball Club, added her skills on the court by playing a dangerous wing attack in the final.
Receptionist Grace Cunningham was awarded best on court honours in the grand final and talked about the positives of playing a sport together.
“The Duffy & Simon netball team has attributed to the positive workplace culture and team environment within the firm,” she said.
The first half of the game was a close affair, but Duffy & Simon managed to get a break in the third quarter by creating many turnovers in the defensive end and mid-court. This saw goalers Grace Cunningham and Robert Hall convert with great accuracy. The local law firm had a great turn out from family, friends and co-workers with over 35 people attending to watch the victory on the night.
Captain Maggie White said the win was a testament to the culture the side had developed and praised her teammates on their performance.
“We knew we wanted it and I wanted to see it from them and they definitely delivered,” she said.
Thanks to a top performance by the lawyers on the night, Duffy & Simon secured its first Pakenham Netball Association Division 2 premiership over the COBS, 25-14.
Duffy & Simon’s starting line-up included: Robert Hall (GS), Grace Cunningham (Nar Nar Goon Netball Club, GA), Sandy Keysers (Nar Nar Goon Netball Club, WA), Maggie White (Nar Nar Goon Netball Club, C), Chris Luxford (ROC Netball Club, WD), Olivia Hunt (Bunyip Netball Club, GD), and Bryce Grimshaw (Trafalgar Footy Club, GK).