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NZ Secondary Schools Netball team Wins Final

NZ Secondary Schools Netball team Wins Final

The NZ Secondary Schools netball team continued their winning form when they beat their Australian counterparts 30-21 in the final of the International Schoolgirls Netball Challenge in Adelaide today. The NZ Secondary Schools Netball Team was unbeaten throughout the competition.

NZ Secondary Schools Coach Annette Pearce said she was delighted with her team’s performance.

“The girls have come together from all around New Zealand to play in this team and combined so well, it was as if they had played together all season. Every player had done a great deal of work before the tour, and was deserving of the win,” she said.

The Aotearoa Maori Secondary Schools team placed third in the competition.

The players return to New Zealand on Saturday. Paula Griffin (The Trusts Diamonds), Charlotte Kight (More FM Flyers) and Hayley Croft (Ascot Park Hotel Southern Sting) will return to their National Bank Cup team for Round 7 of the competition.

Round Robin Results:
NZ Secondary Schools 72 v 11 Indigenous School Sport
NZ Secondary Schools 58 v 15 South Australian Secondary Schools
NZ Secondary Schools 88 v 7 Singapore Secondary Schools
NZ Secondary Schools 37 v 23 Australian Secondary Schools
NZ Secondary Schools 54 v 43 Aotearoa Maori Secondary Schools

Semi Final Results:
NZ Secondary Schools 56 v 25 South Australian Secondary Schools
Australian Secondary Schools 49 v 36 Aotearoa Maori Secondary Schools

Final Result:
NZ Secondary Schools 31v 21 Australian Secondary Schools

NZ Secondary Schools Team:
Paula Griffin 11/7/88 Massey High School Auckland/Waitakere
Jessica McCormack 8/9/89 Northcote College Auckland/Waitakere
Camilla Lees 27/03/89 St Cuthberts College Auckland/Waitakere
Hayley Crofts 23/9/88 Southland Girls Southland
Alysha Hukatai 24/9/88 Auckland Girls Auckland/Waitakere
Emma Iverson 21/2/89 Carmel College North
Melanie Wooders 5/9/88 Mt Albert Grammar Auckland/Waitakere
Rose Twaddle 23/1/89 Rangitoto College North
Charlotte Kight 8/6/88 Woodford House Eastern
Nardia Roselli 3/3/90 Marlborough Tasman
Erin McDuff 19/11/88 Craighead Canterbury
Courtney Chapman 2/7/88 Craighead Canterbury


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