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