For Orange High School, everything was a dream come true on the court in their one-point Orange Netball Association Toyota Cup win.
The one-point win, overcoming the 12-time champions, the buzzer-beating goal to seal the deal.
The side had three or four in contention for the decider's MVP award, but a "speechless" Haegan Boland was picked out as the best on court for the day, with the Hornets' shooter instrumental in her side's full-court defence and pushes forward to Poppy Keegan and Millie Wilcox, while the side's defenders also played incredibly.
"It was such an amazing, amazing game and playing with these girls has been the best opportunity and experience," Boland said.
She said she hadn't expected the award "at all", and paid homage to the rest of her side.
"I couldn't have done it without the girls," she said.
She also thanked coach Tegan Dray and former coaches for their lessons over the year.
And while Boland's friends and family couldn't pack the stands in black and gold to cheer the side on due to coronavirus restrictions, those former coaches managed to sneak in.
Netball royalty Toot Keegan and Lynne Middleton sat on the Hornets' bench, while Sarah Thorley took the charges' reins during the first quarter while coach Dray lined up for the opposition.
""It was amazing feeling to have them watch the girls, breathtaking," Boland said.
"To win the grand final, we learned this all from our coaches over the years - Toot Keegan, Middo [Lynne Middleton], and now Tegan, it's been a great experience.
"I don't really know what to say."
Boland said the final minutes of injury time were incredible.
"My heart was beating crazy but we held it together, we played as a team, short and sharp and it was very good we kept our heads in it," she said.
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