Press Release – Netball New Zealand
A fierce rivalry that dates back to 2006 will once again come to a head in College Netball’s Grand Final between Palmerston North’s Tu Toa and Auckland’s Mount Albert Grammar on Sunday evening.
The two teams will battle it out to be the College Netball Champions at Henderson’s Trust Stadium Arena, 5.20pm. This game will be the curtain raiser match prior to the Mystics v Swifts ANZ Championship match. SKY Sport’s full coverage of the College Netball Grand final will be broadcast at 6pm on Monday 2 July.
Tu Toa and Mount Albert Grammar are proven super powers within Secondary School Netball; they are the only two teams to have consecutively qualified for the NZ Secondary Schools Netball Championships since 2004 (Mount Albert) and 2005 (Tu Toa). Within this period of time the teams have met six times, the result swinging from year to year and the amount of wins three apiece.
Both teams boast a number of up and coming talent with a total of nine players having trialled for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in April 2012.
Mount Albert Grammar Co-Coach Paula Smith says her team is very excited about playing in the Final of College Netball.
“We have a new dynamic team this year who are relishing the chance to play in the College Netball Final.”
Yvette McCausland-Durie believes that College Netball is an outstanding opportunity to show the potential and depth that Netball in New Zealand has on offer.
“For the players themselves, the experience is special in that they are exposed to a high performance approach and get a sense of the expectations that sit around the game. It is a vehicle to take other messages and values about sport and in particular Netball to a wider public forum and allows teams to experience varied styles of play that we would not regularly have the privilege of meeting.”
COLLEGE NETBALL GRAND FINAL
Mount Albert Grammar v Tu Toa
Date: Sunday 1 July
Trust Stadium, Auckland
Centre Pass: 5.20pm
Umpires: Michael Wyllie and Matthew Davis with reserve umpire Jayne Dewe
SKY Broadcast: Monday 2 July at 6.00pm on Sky Sport 1
Commentators: Jenny Woods & Adine Wilson, Hosted by Rikki Swannell
NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOL RESULTS TU TOA V MOUNT ALBERT GRAMMAR
2011 – Grand Final
Tu Toa 31, Mount Albert Grammar 30
2010 – Play – offs (Mount Albert went on to defeat Auckland Girls Grammar in the final)
Mount Albert Grammar 47, Tu Toa 31
2009 – Grand Final
Tu Toa 34, Mount Albert Grammar 33
2008 – Play offs (Mount Albert went on to the final where they were defeated by Villa Maria)
Mount Albert Grammar 44, Tu Toa 26
2007 – 3rd4thplayoff
Tu Toa 35, Mount Albert Grammar 34
2006 – 3rd4thplayoff
Mount Albert Grammar 47, Tu Toa 34
THE 2012 NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS TRIALISTS FROM MOUNT ALBERT AND TU TOA WERE:
Players who made the final NZSS team in bold
|Shekynah Clarke||Mt Albert Grammar School||Auckland/Waitakere|
|Holly Fowler||Mt Albert Grammar School||Auckland/Waitakere|
|Nadia Loveday*||Mt Albert Grammar School||Counties/Manukau|
|Erikana Pederson*||Mt Albert Grammar School||Auckland/Waitakere|
|Materoa Poi||Tu Toa||Western|
|Jamie-Lee Price||Mt Albert Grammar School||Auckland/Waitakere|
|Rebekah Roache||Mt Albert Grammar School||Auckland/Waitakere|
|Renee Te Riini||Tu Toa||Western|
|Shaani Temata Frost||Tu Toa||Western|