MSC students v teachers netball
IT was the battle Mansfield Secondary College (MSC) teachers have waited for all year - the annual teachers versus year 12 students’ netball competition.
Held as part of the farewell celebrations, team teachers were keen to show their prowess on the courts early – warming up early and stretching their older muscles.
At the other end of the playing court, team students – sporting an interesting ensemble of school uniform – were ready to tackle whatever was thrown their way.
Team teachers were determined to win, again.
As you read this article, it may come across slightly biased - guess which side I was barracking for?
Nelle Cousins offered her firm - but fair - umpiring skills, and after a few warnings to the year 12 boys, even the teachers made sure they played by the book, so to speak.
Monica Jagger was time-keeper and scorer and accepted no bribes from either team.
Team teachers donned their bibs and the banter began - the year 12 boys played exceptionally well, considering they are not used to wearing skirts and dresses.
Though the students were first on the scoreboard, it is safe to say, the teachers dominated the court.
James Tagliabue and Brad Friend played exceptionally well as goalies and defenders.
Well played year 12 students, but the teachers were victorious on the day - and for those interested, the final score was teachers - 7, year 12 students - 2.
ON THE BALL: Fish Thompson proves he is as handy on the netball court as he is on the football field.
TEAM TEACHERS: (From left) Earl Ree-Goodings, Mark Howlett, Allie Colyer, Bruce McInnes, Rachel Nobel, James Tagliabue, Ross Gray, Kellie Boyd, Rachel Oldfield and Fish Thompson.