Ashburton College Senior A Netball Team
My netball dream is...
Our team have unexpectedly qualified for NZ Netball Secondary School Championships in Nelson from 8 - 11 October 2019. We attended the South Island Secondary Schools Netball tournament from 2 - 5 September, once again in Nelson, with the goal of placing in the top 14. We finished up 4th out of 32 schools! The top 5 teams in the South Island qualify for the national tournament. The National Championships are a prestigious event, and a great opportunity for the 12 players to put Ashburton College on the map. In the last 17 years they have attended this tournament only twice. As it was such a surprise that we qualified, we only have four weeks to raise approximately $8000 to be able to attend. For us to go to the South Island Tournament the team undertook lots of fundraising - a whole day was spent making over 800 dozen cheese rolls! We also sold bottles of oil, did a bake sale and sold raffles.
We would be so grateful for ANZ to come on board with us on our journey. For the families of the students in the team they have had to dig deep into their pockets this netball season. Not only have they had to contribute to the costs associated with the South Island tournament, 7 players were also members of the Mid Canterbury Under 17 team who competed at Under 17 Nationals in Auckland in July.
There are many benefits to the team attending an elite tournament such as the Secondary School Nationals, but also to players of the future. It will build depth and experience and raise the profile of Ashburton College and its community. It is not often Ashburton College teams get to showcase their talent at National Tournaments - please help us get there and achieve our goals.
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