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School netball team has success overseas

BIG SMILE: Steph Gillies, 16 from John Paul College has recently returned from New Zealand for netball.
BIG SMILE: Steph Gillies, 16 from John Paul College has recently returned from New Zealand for netball.

DURING the school holidays, the girl's netball team from John Paul College travelled over the Pacific to New Zealand to compete in a four day challenge against other high school teams.

Fourteen girls from the school took part in the adventure and came home victorious after being placed second in the tournament.

John Paul College student Steph Gillies, 16, was in the squad and said she had the best time competing overseas and representing her school.

"Our team travelled to Hamilton in New Zealand and we competed against four other schools," she said.

"We came second overall against a team called St Kents.

"We played really hard but a lot of the girls in the other team were taller than us and were really good shooters."

Miss Gillies said the trip was an amazing experience.

"It was fun to learn about the New Zealand culture while we were there," she said.

"The New Zealand girls did a Hakka for us which was really cool to see."

Team mate Lucy Pickering said the tournament helped the school side improve on their skills.

"The tournament made us play better netball and bring back our skills to help us play against other teams here in Australia," she said.

"We made lots of unforgettable friends which we will cherish forever."


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