St Paul’s Collegiate School students Grace Watson (Year 12) and Kate Littlejohn (Year 13) have been selected for the New Zealand secondary schools netball squad of 21 players.
The squad was selected following a recent national development camp and athlete performance throughout the 2016 season.
The two budding Silver Ferns are now vying for two of twelve places in the New Zealand secondary schools team.
The team will be selected from the 21-player squad following the Netball NZ under-17 tournament in July.
If selected, this will be the second year Grace has been named in the team. The 16-year-old played as a member of the team in the International School Girls Competition in Auckland last year.
Kate also played in this competition, as a member of the Aotearoa Māori secondary schools netball team. She was also recently selected as a one of four training partners for Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.