Sensational Sophie


Team tweak 


A new fresh netball team is ready to take on Maromaku


Whananaki school has had a great start to this years 2019 Maromaku sports event. This year Janice Mander and Emily Crawford have assembled a spectacular team. I came along to one of the school’s training and interviewed the proud captain of the year 7 and 8 team, Sophie Mander. Sophie has happily explained how her team has been working so hard on a Thursday lunchtime, and how some of the kids have been getting there confidence up to practice in their free time. Sometimes they even try to organize a netball game, but it gets very competitive. 


She also said that they have a “friendly” netball game with the younger team who is also competing at Maromaku, and how sometimes that the game is unfair and they make little mistakes. But she admits that there just learning and improving a lot. It’s the last week with Maromaku on the line on Friday. The girls are doing there training hard out on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime, will this be enough to win their 5 games? 

We are back to you after their intense rounds of netball. The year 7 and 8 team has only won 3 games out of 5. It was just one point away from getting into the finals. We are back at Whananaki school and we have decided to interview the vice-captain of the team, Hermione Batten, I have asked her what did her team do so excellent on. She responded with:

“Our team was very aggressive and was hungry for the ball, but was always mindful when the ball was coming down the court.” 

She was very proud of her team and couldn’t have asked for a better team. Good on you Whananaki!