Open Girls Netball CHS Knockout Competition

The Open Girls Netball bowed out of the CHS KO Competition this week after spending two days competing at the State finals in Wollongong.

After a long day 1 (7 games) the girls finished day 2 of the carnival on a high to have 2 wins and a draw that went into extra time including a big win against Kingscliffe HS in the final game.

Missing some key personnel due to year 10 camp, work placement, HSC Drama and injury – the girls fought gallantly to play the best 16 netball schools in the state. It is testament to the community and netball talent that we could call on 5 replacements required to fill our vacancies.

Our Year 11 Ella’s (McLachlan, Stansfield, Johnston) did a great job slotting into the team – being very light on shooters Ella M played 91/2 out of 10 games.

Two year 8 students Sienna Kell and Mia Roan also had some valuable experience in the big league – a big ask for players so young but they both stepped up to the challenge and did a great job. Mia played 7/7 games at GS on day 1 and Sienna played 9 1/2 out of 10 games over the two days at GD. Thanks Sienna and Mia, we look forward to watching your development over the next 4 years.

To our 3 original members who played both days Charly Lloyd – Year 9, Olivia Eason year 11 and Chloe Duncan Year 11 – you were amazing and continued to give your best even when we were well behind on the score.

To our year 12s who were only able to come 1 day due to other commitments – playing at the State Champions is a great way to end your school netball involvement. Shout out to Samantha Oswald Cox (absent from photo) and Olivia Williams (injured) for your commitment and dedication to this great team of awesome young woman.

Finally to our outgoing Netball Captain and School Captain Kirralee Smith. Kirralee has been an integral member of KHS Netball teams for the past 6 years. She captained the 15s to State 2 years ago and has played at the highest school level. Kirralee has representing at this state carnival 4 times as well as previously being selected in the CHS State Netball team. Kirralee is a leader on and off the court and is so well respected by her team and the opposition. Her knowledge of the game and netball talent is of the highest level. We will certainly miss Kirralee and her contribution to school sport in particular netball.

Thank you to all the parents for their support and Lana Bridges of Year 11 for umpiring.