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Netballer Alex Hamlyn managed a unique double on Saturday that hinged greatly on circumstance and raw talent. The Clarendon College student won a premiership with her Dela team mates in a 9.30am grand final in Ballarat on Saturday but couldn’t stay and celebrate. Five minutes after the game ended she was in the family car and being driven to Ararat to play for her Wimmera Netball Association 15 and under A grade team Horsham United. Hamlyn arrived at the Alexandra Oval courts just as the Digger girls were about to start so she sat out the first quarter. When her friend and captain Rowie Johns left the court injured at half time, the scores were level. United coach Maxine Story shifted Hamlyn to goals and she piled on the score with fellow goalie Siobhan Robinson to seal the win. Despite the windy conditions, Hamlyn shot with great accuracy to help defeat her old team Nhill to claim the premiership, her second for the morning. Story said a lot of circumstance was involved in the outcome. “Alex was asked by her United friends to help out at the start of the year because we were short of players and she played about six games with us during the year,” Story said. “If the grand final had been held anywhere else but Ararat, she wouldn’t have been able to make the game so fate played a big part in this,” she said. “We were so thrilled she could play and she’s such a lovely girl.”

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Posted on Sep 25 2008

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