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Netball and touch top honours

Miss D Turnbull —

Columba students are leading the way with New Zealand recognition in both Netball and Touch at Columba College.

Columba College Senior A Touch Players - Pip Eason, Madison Flutey, Asha Murphy and Charli Sinclair for making the New Zealand U16 Girls' Touch Team. What a huge achievement to wear the silver fern, a testament to your work ethic as an athlete. We wish you all the best in representing your country in October and look forward to hearing all about your experience. Along with the incredible talents of these players our Director of Sport - Miss Turnbull - has been selected to Coach the NZ U16 Girls' Touch Team. 

A special mention and congratulations is owed to our Touch Captain Riley Piebenga for being named as an U18 New Zealand Touch Trialist. She will take part in a training camp with the aim of being selected for the Youth Trans-Tasman Team to play against Australia next April. We wish you the very best of luck and thank you immensely for your service to Touch here at Columba College.  

Congratulations also goes to our star circle defender Emilie Nicholson who has just been named in the NZ Secondary Schools squad. This is a tremendous achievement and we are backing you all the way. Netball New Zealand has announced a 2022 New Zealand Secondary School 24-strong squad that will take part in a four-day camp later this year, and will also act as a trial from which a NZSS team and NZSS A Selection side will be named.

To read more about Emilie's selection click here.

Well done to you all. You have made yourselves, your family and our Columba College community proud!