Open A claims Hamilton city netball title

Open A claims Hamilton city netball title

18 August 2016

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Open A netball team claimed the Hamilton City Netball Centre’s title on Sunday after winning three games against local secondary schools in the finals.

The first game against Otorohanga was a landslide win to St Paul’s (36-18) that set momentum and confidence for the remainder of the tournament.

St Paul’s Netball Manager Marg Landon said the second game against long-time rivals Hillcrest was more challenging and a reality check that the title wasn’t yet in the bag.

“St Paul’s had to fight hard and by sticking stringently to the game plan won the game 37-27,” said Landon

The final deciding game of the weekend was against Cambridge. St Paul’s took a strong lead from the first pass and ended up winning the match 45-18.

The win is a big confidence booster for St Paul’s Open A as the team prepares for tournament week where they will compete in the UNISS netball tournament against New Zealand’s best netball teams.

Open A 2016 season achievements

  • Grace Watson selected for New Zealand secondary school team
  • Kate Littlejohn selected for New Zealand secondary schools Maori team
  • Seven girls selected as Hamilton city representatives
  • First school to make Thursday night premier indoor competition
  • Won Australian and New Zealand quadrangular tournament
  • Won Monday night secondary schools league
  • Won school exchange games against Bethlehem and Whanganui colleges
  • Top team in the Saturday premier one grade
  • Won zone secondary schools tournament
  • Won Hamilton city netball centre tournament.