Kirra reaches 300-game milestone

Milestone: Kirra Edwards celebrates her 300-game milestone with her family.

A stalwart of the Kyabram Football Netball Club has added a major milestone to her impressive playing CV in recent weeks.

Multiple premiership player Kirra Edwards (nee Vick) notched up her 300th appearance for the Bombers last month.

Edwards started playing netball in 2003 for Kyabram in the 17-and-under side.

That was the first year the age group was introduced into the league, with Edwards being part of history by winning the very first premiership in the 17-and-under competition.

Edwards remained in 17-and-under the following year, where the young Bombers outfit was able to go back-to-back and clinch the premiership.

Edwards said she never set out to play a certain amount of games and rather stayed in it for the love of the game.

“I just enjoyed netball and after having children I still do,” the mum-of-three said.

“I have been lucky not to get injured over the journey, which has helped.”

Edwards has always had love for the game, and what brought her to the Kyabram Bombers was her family’s affiliation with the club, with which she has remained her entire career.

“To play with family, friends and great people on a weekly basis has kept me motivated to stay in the game also,” she said.

One of Edwards’ favourite moments in her 300-game career was when she stepped up to senior netball to win the 2010 B Grade premiership with her sister.

Edwards also tasted B grade premiership success in 2016 and was part of the A Grade premiership sides in 2011 and 2012.

She has put a lot of hard work into the club, which has seen her rewarded with multiple club best-and-fairest accolades.

Edwards took the prize in 2013 for B Grade, then again for B Reserve in 2016, which was the year she took home the Gaye Eaton League Medal for best B Reserve player in the league.

One of her other memorable moments was becoming a life member of Kyabram alongside her sister and brother.

Edwards has been an integral part of the Bombers and has put her hand up for multiple roles, such as board member, social committee member and coach.

She was also awarded best club person at the Bombers in 2011 at the age of 22.

Her commitment to the Bombers has never wavered and she is currently the coach of the B Reserve team.

Now entering the twilight of her illustrious career, Edwards is hoping to finish this season on a high.

“I’d love to win a premiership this year with my B Reserve team, who I am co-coaching with a couple of other girls. We have a really great side so I am hoping we go far,” she said.

"This will be my final year of netball, so I hope I can finish off with a premiership.“

Bomber legend: Kirra Edwards after she claimed the Gaye Eaton Medal in 2016.