Tuakau College has many different netball teams. Information on times and locations of games will be posted closer to the time.
Netball Collegiate A Team: Izzy Aupouri, Ayla Gussey, Kaiah Hammond, Charmaine Hazell, Hazel McMillan, Liyah Purdon, Skyler Temara, Samara Tocker and Kowhai Wihapi.
This year was rather disrupted; however, the team had a few trainings and also had the opportunity to play in a tournament in Pukekohe. The girls always came to training prepared and ready to go and did really well at the tournament working together as a team. They managed to come away with 2 wins which they were proud of.
Netball Collegiate B Team: Lily Bombardieri, Sophie Hall, Atarehia Hema, Hayley Lapwood, Mia Rau, Paige Stevens, Skylah Te Wera, Chelsea Tregurtha, Jayde Walters and Hana Wikiriwhi.
It was a tough start for this team with disruptions of player numbers. This team, led by the committed few, managed to pull together, train and form a great bond. This bond showed on the court when they won the B Grade section 3 at the Franklin Year 7&8 Netball competition held in Pukekohe.
Netball Senior A Team: Emma Evans, Italea Gussey, Rehi Harvey-Cooper, Te Aomarama Heta, Ninia Kihi, Bethany Mahoney, Zarnya Matthews, Rangipokaia Shaw and Mere Taaka Te-Kaute.
It was a very short season for the Senior A team, managing to only get 3 games in, before alert levels meant they could not carry on any longer. Regardless, it was a successful season winning 2 out of 3 of the games and growing as a team as the players adapted to working with new people, in new positions and with a new coach.
UNISS Team: Danielle Hepburn, Natasha Kihi Marshall, Merinia Rack, Samantha Smith, Torrence Temara, Jordyn Tuhiwai, Brianna Welch and Gemma West.
The UNISS tournament for 2020 was cancelled however the team were able to participate in the Counties-Manukau Secondary Schools competion at Bruce Pullman Arena. They were lucky to also be invited to an tournament hosted by St Peters School Cambridge in the recent holidays. This was a 3 day tournament with 16 teams. The team bonded very well, had fun and highlighted some great talent from within the team.
Each game, coaches had to vote for MVP from the opposing team and Danielle Hepburn was voted the Player of the Tournament, so huge congratulations to her. Lee and Ani were impressed to see many of the players ‘step up’ from the initial season at Papakura. Huge positives for us is we do not lose any players this year as they were all year 12 and under, so fingers crossed NZ can stay at level 1 and the girls can continue to push forward for next year.