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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2018

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24 Wednesday August 29 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Ellesmere College Senior A Netball The Ellesmere College Senior A Netball team is currently fundraising to allow us to travel to and compete in the 2018 South Island Secondary Schools Tournament in Dunedin, this September. Our team currently play in the premier school netball competition in Christchurch where on a Wednesday the team competes in the Super Net Reserve grade. We ended the first round in top position and played off against Rangi Ruru for a position in SuperNet grade, narrowly missing out by just a few goals. We finished the season in this competition third which the team is very proud of. The team also play together in the Saturday competition at Selwyn Netball Centre under the name of Southbridge B in the Premier 2 grade. The team have had many successes this season including winning the first round of this competition and are looking forward to the upcoming semis and finals. Playing together on a Wednesday and a Saturday has been an invaluable experience for us to have preceding to the time of the tournament and allows us to build combinations and develop as a team. Earlier this year the team put on a Ball Gown Parade Fundraiser in relation to the school formal which was a very enjoyable night and was a major financial contribution towards this tournament. The team would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of our supporters and sponsors who are allowing us to compete and for their support so far in the season. Janaya sprints to her position Emily Skilling successfully shoots Paris Nurse (Captain) Sophie Allan Eve Wellby Kersha Timpson FMCL Frank Millar & Co Ltd ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS 237 Dobbins Road, RD3, Leeston, 7683. PH: 03 324 2945 FAX: 03 324 2946 Lakeside Apiaries 31 Lower Lake Rd, RD3, Leeston, PH: 027 431 6450 OFFICE: 03 324 3885 PH: 027 230 9900 or 03 307 8262 Ione Dennis Emily Skilling Janaya Clark Emily Carter NOW OPEN IN HORNBY Mike Gollan, Director 174 Smythes Road, RD2, Leeston. Ph: 027 272 8058 or A/H: 03 324 4323 • Full mechanical services • Petrol & Diesel • New wheel alignment equipment • All range of tyres. Economic – High performance WOF ONLY $29 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY TYRE Bridgestone SPECIAL Tyre Centre Lincoln Peter McLean, Manager 23 Gerald Street, Lincoln Only while stocks last. PH: 03 325 2129 175/65R14 Bridgestone Ecopia $135 245/45R18 Bridgestone Ecopia $257 215/55R17 Bridgestone ER33 $280 Prices include fitting balancing and GST Merryn Wellby Emily Swain Jan Roberts (Coach) 9113487AC 9113487AE Bridgestone Tyre Centre Hornby Ph: (03) 349 5505 • 39 Carmen Rd, Hornby Monday – Friday 7.30am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 12 noon 10 Kennedy Place, Christchurch 8022, PO Box 7169, Christchurch 8240 PH: 03 332 6370 PH: 0800 808 448 Susan Stewart (Manager) Branaye Wylie (Staff) Jess Carter (Umpire) Ellesmere Motor Bodies 10 Station Street, Leeston PH: 03 324 3622

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 29 2018 25 SPORTS Proud supporters of Rugby & Netball in Selwyn • By Jacob Page SELWYN WILL have a new premier grade netball champion for the first time in five years. Broadfield A dumped defending champions Lincoln A out of the competition with a 65-46 win in their semi-final at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday. Broadfield A will meet Greenpark A in the final on Saturday after they eased past clubmates Greenpark B 74-45. Broadfield A beat Lincoln A by two goals in their round-robin clash a fortnight ago and were too good again in the suddendeath atmosphere. Broadfield A coach Yvonne Crichton-Hill said she was impressed by the team’s selfbelief and their ruthless attitude against a Lincoln A team that dominated most of the competition. “I was really impressed with everyone,” she said. “I was nervous before the game, probably more nervous than the players. “We led for the entire game and I was just so pleased with how we looked after the ball for all four quarters,” she said. “Often when we get turnovers we’d get excited and give it straight back, but on Saturday we really looked after the ball.” Crichton-Hill said Maia Hill’s 93 per cent shooting helped her team build on their lead during each quarter, BALANCE: Greenpark A’s Kate Alfeld (left) attempts to save the ball. (Above) – Greenpark B’s Micaela Diedrichs looks up-court. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY Broadfield A, Greenpark A to meet in final AGILITY: Amy McClintock looks to pass. “We ended up winning a lot of turnovers through the midcourt, which meant (Lincoln A’s) talented shooters weren’t able to make it hard for us as much as they would have liked,” Crichton-Hill said. Lincoln A netball coach Vanessa Robinson described their season as a rebuilding year, with injuries and absence taking their toll. “We did the best we could given the circumstances all year,” she said. “We’ve gone through a rebuilding year and I would expect that will continue next year.” Greenpark A had little trouble brushing aside their clubmates, in spite of having closer contests with them throughout the season. Greenpark B qualified in second-place but Greenpark A led the semi-final from start to finish. Broadfield A beat Greenpark A 56-48 the last time they met this season. Greenpark A coach Karen Ponsonby said the team were underdogs going into the final. “To be honest, Broadfield should win. We haven’t had a training in four years,” she said. “We do have a lot of experienced heads and we’ve scored a lot of goals this year, so I’m sure we’ll give them a good challenge.” •Saturday’s final at the Lincoln Event Centre will start at 1.45pm. •More sport, page 27 BATTLE: Laura Axcell (above left), Leah Zygmant and Ashleigh Harding all bustle for possession. ANTICIPATION: Tash Dillon (right) keeps her eyes on the ball. AERIAL BATTLE: Leah Zygmant catches the ball before Ashleigh Harding.