Mum shows how it’s done on and off netball court
LISA Brown is not only savouring Lismore Netball Association grand final success - she has also earned her son some schoolyard bragging rights too.
A superb all-round performance saw Brown and her Daleys teammates take the 2013 Senior Division One title with a 34-13 victory over Henry Rous Pink.
Saturday's triumph was part of a memorable weekend for The Channon player, who celebrated her 43rd birthday 24 hours later.
As well as her delight with the success over her side's youthful opponents, the win also helped Brown give someone else something to smile about as well.
"My son goes to school with one of the juniors in their team," she said.
"I think she gives him some nice ribbing and then he brings that home to me.
"We have worked so hard for this win. I am so happy."
It was a well-deserved win for Daleys after a tough opening half at the Marie Mackney Courts.
Some excellent all-round play saw Brown's team, which also captured this year's minor premiership and has a handy mix of youth and experience, seal the 21-point win.
Married mother-of-three Brown has been playing netball for about 30 years and said there was a simple reason why she enjoyed the sport so much.
"Friendship," she said. "These guys are my great mates.
"This is why I play sport."
Brown also said the win meant a lot to her personally. "For me this is fantastic," she said. "I am not getting younger.
"Playing is much harder than it used to be.
"All the things that we have worked on through the year really showed through in this game.
Brown thanked Michael Woods for his assistance with the team this season.
She also praised the contribution of Bianca Watson, who was playing her first full season in A grade, during the year.