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AMI NORTH HARBOUR NETBALL: News

That’s a Wrap

 As we celebrate the end of a successful netball season at Netball North Harbour, we also celebrate the launch of our new photo sharing page on our website.

From ‘Junior Netties’ right up to premier club netball, all finals were fiercely fought and the quality of our centre’s netball skills continues to reach new heights. 

Seeing an increase in the number of teams competing at Netball North Harbour each week is promising for the success of the sport we all love. In particular, the junior competition saw a significant increase in grades, players and supporters. 

With 61 teams entered in the ‘Junior Netties’ division this year we had to add three new grades to an already large competition. Over the course of 12 weeks, the quality of netball continued to improve and, come finals time, competition was tough. 

The Year 4/5 competition ended in a tie with both teams on equal points for and against. It was also very tight in Grade 5/1 with Albany just sneaking past Willow Park as the winners on points for and against.  The Year 6 division was particularly thrilling with three of the last games ending in a one-point difference before Albany 6/1 took out the competition. 

The Netball North Harbour premier grand final was another close match between two very talented teams, Shore Rovers and Commodores. Although the Commodores ended up on top the match was a thriller with the score seesawing throughout, Shore Rovers falling behind only in the final minutes of the game. The final truly was a top quality display of netball with three players having been selected to trial for the Silver Ferns – Temalisi Fakahokotau, Bailey Mes and Malia Paseka. As mentioned earlier in the year, Temalisi is quickly making it to the top in the netball world having recently re-signed with the Mystics for the 2015 ANZ Championship as well as being named Netball North Harbour’s Premier Player of the Year.

With the winter season coming to a close, we encourage our netball friends and family to upload your favourite photos from the season via the new photo sharing page on our website http://www.netballnorthharbour.co.nz/. Our new sponsors Warehouse Stationery and PhotoWonder have been instrumental in developing this fantastic sharing device. Those who post on the page go in the draw to win some great prizes including a gift basket full of stationery goods from Warehouse Stationery and a caricature of a photo of your choice from PhotoWonder. Those who enter will also receive a 50% discount voucher for photo printing at Warehouse Stationery. Get in quick, the competition ends and voting closes on Friday, October 24! 

by Adele Lendich

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