State’s best ready for Schools Cup Finals

Some of the State’s best Primary and Secondary Schools’ netball talent are on their way to Genea Netball Centre this week to contest the 2017 Schools Cup State Finals.

Following 70 Local and Regional competition days, it all comes down to 40 teams representing 36 schools who are in the race of the 2017 Champions title.

The week will begin with the Years 5/6 Mixed division who will take to the courts tomorrow, Tuesday 19 September, before the Years 7/8 and Years 9/10 divisions (both Girls and Boys) continue on Wednesday 20 September.

Since being introduced in 2013, the Schools cup competition has grown from 3,000 inaugural participants to more than 10,000 students taking part this year – evidence of its growing popularity amongst the wider NSW sporting landscape.

Of the 40 State finalists, just 12 are making a return visit to the title deciders – including 2016 Years 7/8 Boys Champions, Cape Byron Steiner School.

Netball NSW General Manager – Sports Development Nikki Horton says there is an air of excitement about the days ahead.

“After months of exciting competition across New South Wales, it all comes down to this – the 2017 Schools Cup State Finals,” Horton said.

“It’s been another fantastic year for our Schools Cup competition, in which we introduced a new age group (Years 9/10) and also saw record number of participants. The continued growth and excitement around Schools Cup is further proof of its popularity amongst NSW Schools, and as such is becoming a more integral step as part of our Pathways.

“It’s also wonderful to see for the first time ever a team representing each region in the Boys divisions. While we are very proud that Netball is predominantly a female participated sport, it’s also really encouraging to see the boys take it up and hopefully it gives them the confidence to play it on a more regular basis.

“On behalf of Netball NSW, I’d like to wish all our State Finalists good luck for the next couple days. We’re looking forward to seeing some great netball played, and to crown our 2017 Champions. I’d also like to thank all the teachers, principals and officials for their support in the competition.”

Netball NSW would like to thank our major partner First National Real Estate for their support of the 2017 Schools Cup competition.

Year 5/6 Mixed
Harbord Public School Sydney Metropolitan
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Toukley Hunter
Catherine McAuley Primary School, Orange West/Central West
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Casino Far North Coast
Shellcove Public School South Coast
Ross Hill Public School Northern Inland
St Joseph’s Primary Schools, Taree North Coast
Tumut Public School Riverina

 

Year 7/8 Girls
Westfields Sports High School Sydney Metropolitan
Mackillop Catholic College, Warnervale Hunter
Cowra High School West/Central West
St John’s College, Woodlawn Far North Coast
Shellharbour Anglican College South Coast
Narrabri High School Northern Inland
St Joseph’s Regional College, Port Macquarie North Coast
Kildare Catholic College Riverina

 

Year 7/8 Boys
Richmond High School Sydney Metropolitan
Narara Valley High School Hunter
Orange High School West/Central West
Trinity Catholic College, Lismore Far North Coast
Corpus Christi Catholic College South Coast
Inverell High School Northern Inland
St Paul’s College, Kempsey North Coast
Murray High School Riverina

 

Year 9/10 Girls
Westfields Sports High School Sydney Metropolitan
Terrigal High School Hunter
Dubbo College, South Campus West/Central West
Trinity Catholic College, Lismore Far North Coast
Corpus Christi Catholic College South Coast
Glen Innes High School Northern Inland
Mackillop College, Port Macquarie North Coast
Wade High School Riverina

 

Year 9/10 Boys
De La Salle College, Revesby Heights Sydney Metropolitan
St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar Hunter
Cowra High School West/Central West
Cape Byron Steiner School Far North Coast
Narooma High School South Coast
Peel High School Northern Inland
Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus North Coast
Wade High School Riverina