Schools ready to battle for title of State Champion

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Netball NSW is delighted to announce that Phase Two of the 2016 Schools Cup has been completed, with the Finalists now confirmed to contest for the title of State Champion.

Despite a few braving some weather hiccups along the way, the 2016 Regional Champions are now bound for Netball Central to do battle in the 2016 Schools Cup State Final next month.

Since March, schools from across NSW have been competing in three Divisions (Years 5/6 Mixed, Years 7/8 Girls and Years 7/8 Boys), with the winners from each, across eight regions, now having the opportunity to play at the home of Netball NSW on Tuesday 20 September.

Of the 24 teams attending the State Finals, some will be coming from as far north as Byron Bay; as far south as Narooma and Albury; and as far west as Dubbo. The geography gives a clear indication of how important the Schools Cup has become not only to Netball NSW and the participants, but to the sporting fabric of NSW.

“The competition so far has not only witnessed a lot of fantastic netball, but also some incredible sportsmanship and enjoyment across the state,” Netball NSW Schools Program Coordinator Emily Ross, said.

“Next month is an exciting opportunity for many regional teams who do not often have the chance to compete in Sydney to do so.

“It is also a great chance for the schools to represent their region and play against different teams from around NSW and thus get some wonderful exposure to other talent in the State.”

Ross also added this year’s State Final would be a first for some of the Finalists, and was looking forward to seeing some great match-ups.

“In the State Final this year we will be seeing some new schools attending, including Kellyville Public School, which is the first Public School to represent their region at this level,” she said.

“There were nail-biters in the Far North Coast region with two Grand Finals finishing with a one-goal difference and one final in the Sydney Metropolitan competition even had to go to extra time.

“With such tight competition, we’re expecting next month’s action at Netball Central to be thrilling and cannot wait for what is sure to be another wonderful carnival for our great sport.”

Netball NSW would also like to acknowledge our partners First National Real Estate for their support to help make the 2016 Schools Cup such a success.

Below is a list of schools that will be representing each region:

Far North Coast:

– 5/6 Mixed – St Marys Primary School Casino

– 7/8 Girls – St Johns College Woodlawn

– 7/8 Boys – Cape Byron Steiner School

North Coast:

–  5/6 Mixed – Hastings Public School

–  7/8 Girls – Mackillop College Port Macquarie

–  7/8 Boys – Taree High School

Northern Inland:

– 5/6 Mixed – Ross Hill Public School

– 7/8 Girls – Tamworth High School

– 7/8 Boys – Manilla Central School

Hunter Region:

– 5/6 Mixed – St Marys Primary School Toukley

– 7/8 Girls – BWSC Umina Campus

– 7/8 Boys – Narara Valley High School

West/Central West:

– 5/6 Mixed – Cathedral Primary School Bathurst

– 7/8 Girls – All Saints College Bathurst

– 7/8 Boys – Dubbo College South Campus

Sydney Metropolitan:

– 5/6 Mixed – Kellyville Public School

– 7/8 Girls – The Hills Sports High School

– 7/8 Boys – De La Salle Academy Revesby

South Coast:

– 5/6 Mixed – Callala Public School

– 7/8 Girls – Karabar High School

– 7/8 Boys – Narooma High School

Riverina:

– 5/6 Mixed – St Patricks Primary School Albury

– 7/8 Girls – Wade High School

– 7/8 Boys – Murray High School