Girls over­whelmed

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Tawa’s Aimee Ed­monds and Plim­mer­ton’s Olivia Mercer were the envy of their mates when they ex­pe­ri­enced the at­mos­phere up close at the Cen­tral Pulse net­ball game in Porirua, thanks to the ANZ Fu­ture Cap­tains pro­mo­tion.

Aimee met the play­ers at the sold­out Te Rau­paraha Arena and was the flag-bearer for the Pulse as the teams came out. Though not a net­ball player her­self, she loves watch­ing the game and her ex­pe­ri­ence be­hind the scenes was height­ened when Pulse shooter Caitlin Th­waites gave her a big hug be­fore go­ing on court.

‘‘I was over the moon when I found out I’d won [the Fu­tures pro­mo­tion]. My whole fam­ily came along to watch me and my friends recorded the game so we can see it a few times again,’’ Aimee said.

Mean­while, Olivia a keen net­baller for the aptly- named Plim­mer­ton Pulse, said she was over­whelmed to see the pros in real life.

‘‘It was such a cool night, the Pulse played re­ally well and I was buzzing when they won [50-45]. The best part was talk­ing to Ka­t­rina, she plays de­fence like I do and is def­i­nitely one of my favourite play­ers.’’ Olivia said.

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Fly­ing the flag: Plim­mer­ton School’s Olivia Mercer, left, and Tawa In­ter­me­di­ate’s Aimee Ed­monds with Cen­tral Pulse skip­per Ka­t­rina Grant and her Can­ter­bury Tac­tix coun­ter­part Ma­ree Bow­den be­fore the start of the ANZ Cham­pi­onship game on April 23.

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