Macleans College netballers compete at Combined Points Tournament

Posted on August 04, 2022

On Wednesday 3 August the Macleans College Premier, 9A and 10A netball teams competed in the glorious sunshine at the Combined Points Tournament held at the Auckland Netball Centre.

Ninety-six teams competed at this tournament and came from across Auckland, Northland and the Waikato. The competition was tough.


The Premier team, led by the very experienced coach Paulette Devane, had a challenging pool with the current New Zealand Champions Saint Kentigern College.

The girls came up against Saint Kentigern College and Carmel College in the first two rounds suffering defeats but learnt a lot. With a short turnaround of 20 minutes between games, the team went on to claim two convincing wins in their next games against Botany Downs Secondary College and Alfriston College.

The team had a great day out as they prepared for their upcoming Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) tournament. The momentum is building and their confidence and skills are improving greatly. It was amazing to see the young players stepping up and the girls getting well deserved wins.


The 10A girls, under the calm and composed leadership of coach Megan Rawlings, were excited to play teams from outside their pool of Saturday games and develop their skills at the Combined Points Tournament.

The team had tough competition but had all their members out on court in new positions and learnt a lot. The attitude the girls had towards their wins and defeats were very admirable.


The 9A team, led by their coach Kate Kingsley, had an enjoyable day out. The first game was tough against the eventual 9A tournament winners, Mt Albert Grammar School. They were fast, physical and accurate, putting the Macleans College team on the back foot early in the game. Game two against Carmel College was goal for goal, however, the North Shore team went ahead in the last few minutes.

Next up were Botany Downs Secondary College who had the upper hand last weekend. The girls came out fighting, played fast, flowing netball with everyone doing their ‘jobs’. Botany Downs Secondary College scored in the last few seconds to draw the game.

The last game of the day was against Avondale College. The Macleans College shooters had their best game of the day, the defence took intercept after intercept and the mid-court created space and options. The team rallied and came home with a comprehensive win.

Thanks in particular to Keeley Lambert (Rutherford House) and Talia Warren (Mansfield) who were last minute fill-ins.