“First team in History to go through and Win D, C and B grade consecutively”
Last week one of our talented South Auckland high-schools Mc Auley girls travelled down to Mt Maunganui for the 2018 UNISS competition tournament, the largest NZ Netball tournament for high-schools. These amazing girls represented our South Auckland community to the fullest taking out B grade making it the first ever in history for a South Auckland school to win this grade.
OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES
Trying to get from the bottom of a competition has been very difficult and challenging however, McAuley high school have managed to go through the B grade and gain a spot in A grade next year. This competition boasts 130 + schools with 32 in each grade going through undefeated.
McAuley Premier netball gained the highest amount of goals score in a game over the tournament with 66 goals being scored , and the least against one game only conceding 6 points the entire Match.
“The girls all come from humble homes and have had to do it hard, with much of the season the school gym being fixed, a surgery while away at tournament, bereavement and staying an hour away from the playing venue the athletes showed real class and skill. The support for sports is limited especially when it's an all female code, the players had amazing support from the families but we are hoping to have more support this season coming” By Coach Sarah Michelle Hansen-Vaeau
McAuley netball gained 4 out of the 10 tournament team spots
Meleana Pani GS/GA
Maria Collier C/WA
Sharon Tiumalu GA/WA MVP of the final
MVP Francesca Tua GD/GK
It is great to the see the level of netball rise up within our South Auckland community. The McAuley netball teams on a whole have slowly began to raise the bar of competitiveness but also there place in the community with many of the girls assisting in coaching, and giving back to the sport by umpiring and sharing the knowledge they have gained. We hope to see more great things come out of this awesome school :)
By Ernestina Bonsu Maro