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Katikati College - Netball

Juliet Dunlop-Fraser —

KKC Premier 1 Netball team competed in the WaiBoP Zone Secondary School Premier & Premier Development Tournament. Lots of positional movements were made through out the day in preparation of Winter Tournament week coming up in a few weeks. The team came across some very competitive sides, first up Gisborne Girls High School, who went on to win the division and later Papamoa Prem 1. Both teams playing brilliant netball and our girls having to adjust their play quickly and work together under pressure with improvements in both games second half. Leilani Rooks had an outstanding game against Papamoa Prem 1 breaking ball and picking up numerous intercepts. Kate Harvey and Carmen Kernahan also had outstanding games all day, both players taking ball strong and fast and brilliant through court play.

The team picked up two wins against John Paul College Senior A and Waikato Dio Prem Reserve. Captain Chantelle Wenzlick's communication, composure and ability to play fantastic netball through all games leading her team to the wins. La Toya Ma had a great tournament picking up multiple intercepts and deflections that resulted in crucial goal conversion for the team. Jess Rae and Kate Downes both had fantastic games in the defensive end, putting pressure on both the opposing shooters and attackers resulting with errors from opposing teams and ball being picked up. Our newest member Rosie Swain playing WD fitted in fantastic with the team, Rosie worked extremely hard to pick up any ball, kept the pressure on her opponents and feed our attacking end well.

The final game against Campion College Nga Uri Maui was another pressure game a change to the WA position this game bringing Karena Murray out of the shooting circle, brought a different option, Karena feeding well to shooters. Half time the girls were down by 2, shooters Monique Brooks, Caitlin Meade and Carmen Kernahan working extremely hard in the circle together again st some very physical defence bringing the final score to a 15 all draw.