St Margaret’s were handed the Westpac Plate for coming out on top of the round one SuperNet Netball Competition after beating Christchurch Girls High School 45 -24 in the final game of round one.

With a strong crowd watching on, the home side proved too strong in the final game of the first round to lift the trophy.

We caught up with with the captain of St Margarets, Ellese Haigh, at the conclusion of round one and asked her some questions about what it means to be a part of this team, representing your school and some of the challenges they have faced this season.

“It is very important to me to be a part of such a fun and dedicated team. We all get along really well on and off the court which allows us to connect on the netball court. I really enjoy putting on the red dress as it is very important to me to represent my school with my team in the best possible way. As a team, we all strive to improve our individual skills as we want to represent our school the best we possibly can. 

It is a challenge each week to play against other school teams. Each team has their own strengths and gameplays that challenge us. If we stick to our processes we know we will have done everything we can, and can be proud of our performance regardless of the result. We are continually learning from each game. 

As a team, we are striving to do the best we possibly can in the SuperNet competition and play to our strengths each time we take the court.”

St Andrew’s College finished round one as runners up with a convincing win over Cashmere High School, 45-23.

Rangi Ruru Girls School and Marian College were fighting to keep their spots in the SuperNet competition with a 20 points goal difference separating the two teams who both finished round one on equal points.

Ashburton finished top of the SuperNet Reserve competition with a win by default over Papanui High School. Kaiapoi High School, who were runners up in the competition, had a close game to Middleton Grange School with Kaiapoi claiming the win 32 – 27.

Rangi Ruru will now play Ashburton College in the promotion / relegation match this Wednesday at St Andrew’s College. Game starts at 5:30pm.

The promotion / relegation match for the SuperNet Reserve and Senior A grade will be played between Burnside High School and Rolleston College. Game starts at 4:40pm at St Andrew’s College.

Reminder: There will be no other games scheduled for the grades involved in the promotion / relegation.

Draw – Wednesday 28th June

SuperNet Reserve – Senior A

  • Burnside High School v Rolleston College @ STAC, 4:40pm

SuperNet – SuperNet Reserve

  • Rangi Ruru Girls v Ashburton College @ STAC, 5:30pm