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Results from FINAL DAY of the NZAGC U17


Results from FINAL DAY of the NZAGC U17

NZ U17 Age Group Championships

Final Day
Thursday 25th July 2013

Christchurch have been crowned New Zealand Age Group U17 Champions for 2013 defeating Auckland 1 in a tense and thrilling final in Hastings.

The Mainland Netball Zone team were unbeaten throughout the week and came into the final as equal favourites alongside opposition team Auckland 1 who also swept through the tournament with a 100 per cent winning record.

Christchurch earlier beat Wanganui in a tight contest, the match going goal for goal throughout. A few crucial turnovers went the way of the Mainlanders in the final quarter to edge ahead by two on the final whistle 37-35. In the day’s second Semi-Final, Auckland 1 was pitted against Auckland 2 with Auckland 1 clear winners in that contest 44-16.

The scene was set for a north versus south final and as expected all 14 girls left everything out on the court. With the Anna Rowberry Cup up for grabs, the match started with intensity and didn’t let up for the full 40 minutes. Neither side gave an inch with most centre pass ball making it into the hands of the shooters. Defensive midcourt pressure only delayed the passage of ball into the shooting circle, with both sides prepared to be patient and move the ball around for the right pass.

Christchurch edged in front in the third quarter to take a four goal lead into the final stanza, and with the match slipping out of their grasp, Auckland 1 stalled while Christchurch held their composure to record the 37-31 win.
Christchurch captain Anteisha O’Connell was gracious in victory giving credit to her talented team and coaching staff.

EasiYo Tactix assistant coach Julie Seymour says the win is great to netball in the Mainland region.

“It’s been a wee while since a Christchurch team made the final and it’s been good to see the coaching staff giving their whole squad a run during the week of games.”
“That gave her options in the final,” Seymour said.
“It’s exciting to see the level of emerging talent from the Mainland region and that’s great for the future.”

Three players from the Christchurch team made the U17 tournament selection, Charlotte Elley, Hayley Lee and Jess Prosser while Auckland 1’s Holly Fowler, Chiara Semple and Maia Wilson gained recognition also.
In the battle for 3rd spot, Auckland 2 defeated Wanganui in a match which went down to the wire.

Wanganui were the surprise package of the tournament and their story is quite remarkable with only 14 girl’s trialling for the representative team in which 12 were selected for the Wanganui U17 squad. Just 12 months ago, Wanganui finished the tournament in 17th spot.
It was a superb showing from the Northern Zone team, Auckland 2 delighted with their 3rd placing among the 33 teams.

For all results, please go to: http://www.mynetball.co.nz/

FINAL DAY - Round One

Taranaki 33 defeated Eastern Waikato 18
Hamilton City 25 defeated Southland 24
Otago 28 defeated Papakura 27
Western Bay of Plenty 42 defeated Nelson 29
Maniapoto 30 defeated Hawkes Bay 23

Round Two

Christchurch 37 defeated Wanganui 35 (Semi)
Wellington 28 defeated Waitakere 25
Eastern BOP 26 defeated Hutt Valley 22
Whangarei 35 Mid Canterbury 21

Round Three

Auckland 1 44 defeated Auckland 2 16 (Semi)
North Harbour (1) 38 defeated Canterbury Country 19
Kapi Mana 35 defeated North Harbour (2) 21
Howick Pakuranga 26 defeated Rotorua 24

Round Four

Southland 33 defeated Papakura 31
Pukekohe 30 defeated Mangere/Otahuhu 24
South Canterbury 31 defeated Thames Valley 28
Maniapoto 23 defeated Marlborough 22
Kapiti 34 defeated Nelson 22

Round Five

Taranaki 22 defeated Eastern BOP 20
Hutt Valley 30 defeated Eastern Waikato 16
Otago 45 defeated Hamilton City 24
Manawatu 37 defeated Western BOP 33

Round Six

Auckland 2 24 defeated Wanganui 23
Wellington 34 defeated North Harbour 1 26
Waitakere 30 defeated Canterbury Country 29

Grand Final

Christchurch 37 defeated Auckland 1 31

Final Team Placings

1st Christchurch
2nd Auckland 1
3rd Auckland 2
4th Wanganui
5th Wellington
6th North Harbour 1
7th Waitakere
8th Canterbury Country
9th Taranaki
10th Eastern BOP
11th Hutt Valley
12th Eastern Waikato
13th Otago
14th Hamilton City
15th Southland
16th Papakura
17th Pukekohe
18th Mangere/Otahuhu
19th South Canterbury
20th Thames Valley
21st Kapi Mana
22nd North Harbour 2
23rd Howick/Pakuranga
24th Rotorua
25th Manawatu
26th Western BOP
27th Kapiti
28th Nelson
29th Maniapoto
30th Marlborough
31st Hawkes Bay
32nd Whangarei
33rd Mid Canterbury

Tournament Selection

Popua Aleamotua, North Harbour 1
Isarena Chan, Mangere/Otahuhu
Bridget Dixon, Southland
Charlotte Elley, Christchurch
Monica Faulkner, Western Bay of Plenty
Holly Fowler, Auckland
Georgia Greig, South Canterbury
Jermaine Howard –Vallance, Kapi Mana
Rachael Horrocks, Wanganui
Marcia Jerram, Hamilton City
Kelly Jury, Taranaki
Grace Kukutai, Waitakere
Hayley Lee, Christchurch
Mechaela Major, Taranaki
Sammy Murphy , Wanganui
Marcelle Parkes , Wellington
Jess Prosser, Christchurch
Chiara Semple, Auckland
Kiwa Shelford-Salt, Manawatu
Mechaela Sokolich-Beatson, North Harbour1
Mairangi Tamati, Taranaki
Maia Wilson, Auckland

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