The 2015 State Champions have been decided following the conclusion of the Netball NSW Schools Cup competition at Netball Central.
Twenty-two school teams from across New South Wales contested three divisions in the round-robin style tournament, with Grand Finals held to decide who would be crowned the State’s best.
Congratulations to Valentine Public School (Years 5/6 Mixed), St Pius X High School (Years 7/8 Girls) and All Saints College – St Joseph’s Campus Lochinvar (Years 7/8 Boys) for being crowned 2015 Champions of their respective divisions.
Whilst there could only be three winners at the end of the day, Netball NSW General Manager – Sports Development Nikki Horton paid homage to everyone who was involved in the 2015 Schools Cup competition.
“Whether they were playing, coaching, umpiring, scoring or supporting, I want to thank everyone who was involved in some capacity during the 2015 Schools Cup competition. With their support, it’s been a record year for the event, and it’s wonderful to see Schools Cup grow each and every year,” Horton claimed.
“I believe Schools Cup’s popularity is much in part by the atmosphere and good sportsmanship to which the competition is played – we’ve seen visitors from all over the State today, and all of them have played in really good spirit. It’s really terrific to see.
“Thank you again to all our Teachers and Students for signing up and getting involved in 2015, and we look forward to seeing you again for hopefully another bigger and better Netball NSW Schools Cup competition next year,” Horton concluded.
Schools Cup is an initiative by Netball NSW which provides primary and secondary students from public, independent and Catholic systems in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 with the opportunity to enjoy netball in a fun and safe environment.
More than 7,600 students have participated in this year’s competition, contesting in one of 30 round robin carnivals called Local Days held throughout the State. The winners of each Local Day then advanced to a Regional Final, with each Regional Champion advancing to the State Final to have a shot at being crowned State Champion.
2015 has a seen a record 764 teams participate, surpassing last year’s record of 548 teams which is an impressive 28 percent growth.
Netball NSW is pleased to have The Kids’ Cancer Project on-board again in 2015 as the Official Charity Partner of the Schools Cup competition.
2015 Schools Cup – Grand Final Results
Years 5/6 Mixed: Valentine Public School 16 defeated St Patrick’s Parish School, Albury 13
Years 7/8 Girls: St Pius X High School, Adamstown 28 defeated Pymble Ladies College 22
Years 7/8 Boys: All Saints College – St Joseph’s Campus, Lochinvar 16 defeated Great Lakes College Tuncurry Campus 11
|2015 Schools Cup State Final – Finalists Positions|
Years 5/6 Mixed
Years 7/8 Girls
Years 7/8 Boys
|1. Valentine Public School
2. St Patrick’s Parish School, Albury
3. St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Camden
4. Broulee Public School
5. St Peter’s Primary School, Port Macquarie
6. St Carthage’s Primary School, Lismore
7. St Raphael’s Catholic School, Cowra
8. Carinya Christian School, Calala
|1. St Pius X High School, Adamstown
2. Pymble Ladies College
3. Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth
4. Trinity Catholic College, Lismore
5. The Riverina Anglican College, Wagga Wagga
6. Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Oak Flats
7. Taree High School
8. Blayney High School
|1. All Saints College – St Joseph’s Campus, Lochinvar
2. Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus
3. Richmond High School
4. Denison College Kelso High School
5. Inverell High School
6. Marian Catholic College Griffith