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Touch - Girls Senior Team

Mrs C Phillips —

The Girls Senior Super Touch team have had a successful year and should be proud of all their achievements.

In Term 1, the girls were captained by Gemma Rowe and Riley Thompson, who did an outstanding job at leading the team on the field and gave 100% in every game. In the semi-finals of the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Wednesday Super Touch competition, we played Christchurch Girls High and, after going to a drop-off, Tayla Mackie gave us the try to win and be placed 3rd.

Our first tournament we competed in this year was at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Championships at Sheldon Park on 24 February. We faced Papanui for 5/6th placing and won 4-3. Unfortunately the top 4 teams progress onto the South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships. However, the surprise of a wild card allowed us to enter. These championships were held over the weekend of 24-25 March, once again at Sheldon Park. After 5 tough games we played Southland Girls to place 5th overall, winning 2-1.

We were lucky to be given another wild card to enter the NZ Secondary Schools Championships in Auckland in December this year, but unfortunately due to insufficient numbers, we had to withdraw.

Term 4 came round soon enough and we were back into training, entering the Super Touch League with only 9 players. For the finals, we played Christchurch Girls for 3/4th. After a brilliant win, 6-1, we were placed 3rd in the Super Touch League for Term 4.

Our team owes a huge thank you to Graeme O’Callaghan (coach) and Freya Aldridge (co-coach) for all the time and effort they put into the team. We really do appreciate it.

Mrs C Phillips

TIC Touch/Manager Girls Senior Team