MSC stu­dents v teach­ers net­ball

Mansfield Courier - - HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL - By MICHELLE COMERFORD

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.

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