And as the whistle blows there begins the 2017 Netball session for 10 dedicated, talented and enthusiastic year 5 and 6 girls who make up Ormiston Primary’s only netball team.

Starting the season off with a win these girls displayed their capabilities and sportsmanship as they played their first games against Baverstock Oats School participating in lunchtime netball. Committed to working collaboratively as a team over the past term each and every one of the girls has shown up enthusiastically to weekly practices and fortnightly games. Always giving their best efforts and both encouraging each other and the other teams they have consistently role modelled the Ormiston Primary’s  school principles, and as a coach this has been incredibly humbling to be part of.

A highlight as identified by the girls was the Netball Fun Day held at the Howick and Pakuranga Netball Courts on the cold and stormy Tuesday 12th June. Despite the weather the girls passionately played 6 games against local schools, coming away with 5 wins and one draw.  The pride of the supporters that lined the court was obvious to onlookers as they cheered and congratulated the girls not only on each goal but on every effort they were whole- heartedly putting into the games.

As a coach I was incredibly proud to be part of this day and watch the Ormiston culture shine through.  As the end of Term 2 approaches we as a team are all looking forward to the challenges, triumphs and enjoyment Term 3 games will hold and invite you to come along and support us on the courts.