Vol­ley­ball tri­umph for school

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The two Mata­mata Col­lege ju­nior vol­ley­ball teams have re­turned home from the North Is­land Cham­pi­onships in Mt Maun­ganui af­ter both qual­i­fy­ing for divi­sion one and play­ing some im­pres­sive vol­ley­ball.

This was the first time the school had placed both squads in divi­sion one since 2006.

Both teams had won their re­spec­tive Waikato Schools’ Cham­pi­onships prior to the North Is­land tour­na­ment with the girls go­ing through their 14 match com­pe­ti­tion un­beaten while the boys lost just one match.

Ju­nior Boys A team cap­tain Rhys Man­ton and Ju­nior Girls A team cap­tain Anilise Fitzi were thrilled at how well their teams did this sea­son.

‘‘We have done re­ally well this sea­son and our fi­nal game against Hill­crest was re­ally good and I think we are in a good po­si­tion for the cham­pi­onships,’’ Anilise said when spo­ken to by the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle be­fore the tour­na­ment last week.

The ju­nior girls’ team per­formed well and placed 12th out of 48 teams at the Cham­pi­onships and the ju­nior boys’ team gained When the fire siren blares across town, two Mata­mata Fire Bri­gade vol­un­teers are al­ways ready and will­ing to help out – and now they have been recog­nised for their ef­forts. a very cred­itable 14th place out of 34 teams.

Two mem­bers of the girls’ team, Anilise Fitzi and Am­ber Macphail, were re­warded for very strong tour­na­ments by be­ing named in a Tal­ent Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion squad that was se­lected by the National age group coaches. The girls’ team was coached by An­drew Kil­ham and Louise Per­rott.

The boys’ coaches were Wendy David­son and Mitchell Green with Bradley Hil­liar as their man­ager.

laura.mcleay@wrcn.co.nz Top notch: Mata­mata fire fight­ers Richard Rollinson, top, and Scott Mclean.

Proud win­ners: The Mata­mata Col­lege Ju­nior A boys and girls teams took out the Waikato Vol­ley­ball ti­tle this year.

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