The Tasmanian under-17 and under-19 netball teams have faced several major challenges in the opening days of the 2019 national netball championships in Brisbane.
Both sides have completed three matches over the two days and are yet to come away victorious with the 19s coming ever so close in a one-point loss to Australian Capital Territory Thursday evening.
Lead by Waratah player and Tasmanian Magpie Ashleigh Probert-Hill, the 19s lost by 35 points against Victoria prior to the tight loss and went down to Queensland by 23 points on Friday.
Coached by Cavaliers duo Dannie Carstens and Jamie Easther and captained by Northern Hawks' Hannah Lenthall, the under-17 team have faced Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Victoria in respectable losses for the side.
Despite the losses, the younger side boast quite an experienced list with all of the players involved having represented Tasmania before.
Cavaliers are represented by Danielle Laugher, Talia Randall and Montana Viney in the 17s with Piper Sanders their sole 19s player.