Alyssa Roberts was kept on her toes on Saturday, but it was well worth it, with the teenager being involved in three premiership victories.By Hannah Driscoll
Alyssa Roberts played in more grand finals in one day than some people do in a lifetime.
Roberts, 14, finished with three premierships on Saturday with her soccer, netball and hockey teams.
First came her Shepparton Junior Soccer Association open girls’ grand final with Notre Dame, where the team won 3-0.
She followed that up with a Shepparton Netball Association grand final with Notre Dame in under-15 section three, which the team won 42-40.
But Roberts had to miss the third quarter so she could make a brief appearance on the field in Goulburn Valley Hockey Association’s under-15 final for Strikers.
If Roberts did not go on the field in the first half, she would not have been able to play.
She went back on the court for the final quarter of her netball game and was named Most Valuable Player for her game in centre.
She did not learn that until after her hockey game, which she returned to for the second half.
Strikers eventually won 2-1.
Roberts said she was excited about the premierships, but was sore, and said the hockey game in particular was intense.
‘‘It was 2-1 in the last 10 minutes and they were struggling to get a goal, but it was just so intense,’’ she said.
‘‘We just tried to get it out and then when the siren went they had to take a short corner.
‘‘They got it in, but it was too high, so it didn’t count.’’
Roberts had sporting commitments on Sunday, but her Shepparton South under-14 soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Cobram Tigers.
She still has one more chance of a premiership this weekend when she will play in the under-16 soccer grand final.
All of the games were a family affair for Roberts.
Her brother Peter, 17, is an assistant coach of the Notre Dame soccer team and her mother Tania coached the netball side.
Her sister Mikayla, 15, also would have played in the Strikers’ under-15 hockey final and next week’s soccer final for Shepparton South if not for a heel and ankle injury.
Mikayla also missed her team’s SNA grand final in under-15 section one.
The sisters are already planning to make amends for Mikayla’s absence next year.
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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