Norths-norths derby

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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.

Photo: NI­COLE BAX­TER

Shoot­ing supremo: Goal shoot Jessica Goldswor­thy from Norths Premier 1 side shows how it’s done, in chilly con­di­tions in Porirua on Satur­day.

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