Volleyball Nationals 2017


“Our Senior Girls volleyball team has just finished a week competing in the Secondary School Volleyball Nationals here in Palmerston North. This year there were 92 girls’ teams, and 76 boys’ teams entered into the tournament. Going in, our girl’s team was placed into Division 5/6. 
Two wins in the first day’s grading pool games saw us into Division 5. The team played hard all week, experiencing many highs and unfortunately some lows too. We finished the week with 4 wins and 4 losses, coming 12th in Division 5. The girls’ learnt some valuable lessons, all while having a fun time and playing the game they love.
Big thank you to our coach Mosese Ma’u and our team mums, Rachel Paki and Juliana Paul for your time, passion and help in keeping me sane. Thank you to our families and the LAC staff for all the support both in person and by email. 
Lastly, thank you to the team. You girls keep me young and age me both at the same time. I love the dancing, the singing (most of the time), and the great friendships. Looking forward to Nats 2018!”
Bex King, Librarian & Te Kura Coordinator

Top photo from left to right: (backrow) Daphnne Piiti, Sisi Panikoula, Epenesa-Michelle Elia & Tianah Lauesi (front row) Yasmin Ahmad, Puna Suai, Josephine Ma’u, Torika Warren-Peu, Tia-Rhiena Martin Upton.
Team members not in photo: Monique Koolaard, Danielle Matenga & Ellie van Oostveen