Friends turned out against friends on the Mungavin netball courts as Norths Premier 1 played Norths Premier 2 on Saturday.
The game was close, but Norths 1 had the edge and won 46-32.
Norths club has been around for 30 years, alongside Norths rugby club. It originated from Titahi Bay rugby, football and netball clubs, which amalgamated to become Norths.
Norths is proud to be the only club in the Kapi Mana association to be able to field a junior club which makes up three of the 11 KM teams.
‘‘We are aiming to develop our young players’ netball skills at a very young age so that by the time they get to year 7 and 8 they’ve got good basic skills,’’ says Norths president Elaine Wi.
She says the effect of starting playing netball at the age of 6 or 7 is shown as their junior A team has won the A division in netball for the past five years.
Many Norths players make it into Wellington’s high performance league, and Kapi Mana’s under 15 and under 17 reps.
‘‘We’re proud of what we do and how we do it with our kids,’’ Mrs Wi says.
Shooting supremo: Goal shoot Jessica Goldsworthy from Norths Premier 1 side shows how it’s done, in chilly conditions in Porirua on Saturday.