On Sunday 2 July Harbourside Netball Centre hosted the inaugural University of Waikato Zone Cluster Tournament. The rainy weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits with a total of 32 teams competing throughout the day. There was a great turnout with 16 U15 teams, 11 U17 teams, and 5 U19 teams including an invitational team; the Magic Zone Barbarians.

In the U15 section Harbourside, Hawkes Bay, Eastern Bay of Plenty (EBOP), and Hamilton City A were all unbeaten in the round robin and progressed to the semi-finals. Hawkes Bay and EBOP won their respective semi’s to face off in the final with EBOP defeating Hawkes Bay 20 -18 to secure the title.

In the U17 division Eastern Waikato and Hamilton City B faced off in the semi finals with Hamilton City A advancing straight to the final via a bye in their semi-final. Eastern Waikato beat Hamilton City B in the semi-final but lost to winners Hamilton City A 20 -17 in the final.

In the U19 grade winners were found based on round robin results with Thames Valley worthy winners, taking out all four of their games convincingly. The Ko Rua cluster team finished runners up with the invitational team Magic Zone Barbarians performing strongly although not eligible for placing based on the tournament rules.

Congratulations to all Players and Umpires identified as part of NWBOP Zone talent identification process and well done to all teams who competed.  

U15 Identified Players

 

Name

Team

Pauline Wi

Rotorua/Taupo

Te Aorere Wharawhara

Thames Valley

Rebecca Leigh

Hamilton City A

Ivari Christie

Hamilton City A

Oceanna Paul

Harbourside U15

Kenza Taele

Harbourside U15

Maia Horlock

Harbourside U15 Dev

Kaylee Becker

Ko Rua

Aaria Williams

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Coralee Graham

Eastern Bay of Plenty

 

U17 Identified Players

 

Name

Team

Emily Usser

Eastern Waikato

Georgia Bodle

Eastern Waikato

Demi Moana

Eastern Waikato

Sophie Carr-Patterson

Hamilton City A

Aimee Jones

Hamilton City B

Kataraina Ormsby

Rotorua/Taupo

Phoenix Paniora

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Grace Ngataua

Thames Valley

Georgie Edgecombe

Hamilton City A

Mya Meadows

Hamilton City A

 

U19 Identified Players

 

Name

Team

Dionne Treadaway

Kotahi Cluster

Poi Wharawhara

Harbourside

Grace Herdman

Harbourside

Levi Painter

Harbourside

Olivia Richardson

Harbourside

Alison Priestley

Thames Valley

Hanna Zouggari

Thames Valley

Petra McCowatt

Thames Valley

Alysha Priestley

Thames Valley

Talent Identified Umpires

 

Ella Higgins

 Cambridge Netball Centre

Connor Pascoe

 Waihi Netball Centre

Te Kawerora Enoka Barton

 Hamilton City Netball Centre

Shelly Harrison

 Hamilton City Netball Centre

Melaine Twyford

 Cambridge Netball Centre

Overall it was a great day highlighting the young talent in our WBOP Zone. Congratulations to winners, runners up, and all those who competed.

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 Harbourside 2

Harbourside tournament