School’s shooting stars get wish
Shooting for the stars just got easier for netballers at Titahi Bay School.
An ANZ netball grant, worth more than $1500, will replace the school’s worn out gear and misshapen netball hoops.
New posts will be installed in the October school holidays and balls and training equipment have already been received.
Principal Kerry Delaney said it was a real boost for the players.
‘‘We’ve got four very successful netball teams this year and replacing the crooked netball hoops is going to put them in a great position to do even better,’’ she said.
Netball team captain Acacia Edmonds, 10, said it was a big surprise to receive the grant.
‘‘We are getting new hoops, new balls and nearly new everything. It helps our team,’’ she said.
ANZ Paraparaumu home loan specialist Sue Harris said the bank launched the programme in 2012 to help Kiwi netballers achieve their goals.
‘‘ There are more than 200,000 netball players around the country and we know many of them struggle to get the most from the game due to a lack of uniforms, gear or equipment. We want to help change that,’’ she said.
‘‘We’re really excited to be able to replace the old hoops at Titahi Bay School. They received an impressive number of votes for their application which shows great community support for the school’s netball programme.’’
The grant is part of $100,000 of netball grants to help clubs, schools, social teams and fans around the country.
Aim high: Hayley Eden-Law, right, defends team captain Acacia Edmonds.