On Monday the 2nd August our Basketball Senior A team, Netball Senior A team and the Hockey 1st XI travelled down to Timaru where we competed in the annual Quadrangular Tournament against Avonside Girls', Timaru Girls' and Waitaki Girls' High Schools.
The players woke up bright and early to travel down on the bus to Timaru. With the first games being played at 10am and the last game being played at 2:30pm the teams spent the duration of the day competing.
Both the netball and hockey teams played 3 games against all three schools, while the basketball team played two games against Timaru and Avonside.
The netball team managed to win all three games, as did the hockey team. The basketball team unfortunately lost their games, but it was an awesome effort considering their coach was unable to attend the tournament.
This resulted in CGHS placing 1st overall. We managed to accumulate 20 points which was the greatest out of the three schools, so we retained the trophy for another year.
At the end of the day Avonside put on an afternoon tea for all the teams to enjoy. This was a nice time to mingle with the other teams and catch up with girls we had billeted through the Quad Tournament in past years. After this we all travelled home a bit weary from a big day of sport.
Overall, it was a fun day and good practice for the teams competing in winter tournament week in 2 weeks’ time.