Friday, 16 October 2009

Netball Report

Netball continued over the school holidays for the Senior A team who had qualified for the National Secondary School' Championship as they were runners-up in the South Island Tournament earlier. The Tournament was held in Timaru from 6 - 9 October. The results were:

Versus Tu Toa - lost 38 - 19
Versus Westlake Girls' High School - won 26 - 20
Versus Craighead Diocescan School - lost 31 - 22
Versus St Mary's College - lost 27 - 21
Versus Mount Albert Grammar School - lost 31 - 17
Versus Saint Kentigern College - won 31 - 20
Play-off for 9th/10th place, versus Marian College - won 38 - 23

Verdon College has appeared ten times in the 16 years this tournament has been running, nine of them consecutively. This year has been a rebuidling year and the girls performed very well so the future looks promising.

In the Perry Foundation National Championships held in Invercargill the previous week, three of the Senior A team played in the second grade team which was placed fourth overall. They were Whitney Areaiiti, Kendall McMinn and Gemma Roberts. Whitney and Kendall were selected in the Second Grade Tournament team and Kendall was also selected for the New Zealand Under 21 team. Well done to these three girls and all the members of the Senior A team who represented our school so well.