Albion Primary emerged champion of the inaugural Green Pond High School Inter Primary Netball Competition held at the school’s compound recently.
The resurgent Albion won the three-team competition, seeing off Green Pond Primary and Infant in the final.
Albion, under the guidance of Claudia Robinson Cargill, has shown real self-belief and resurgence in recent months with some impressive performances. Along with the victory, Albion also walked away with several other awards, including the Most Valuable Player and being named the Best Attacking Team.
Meanwhile, the Glendevon Primary and Infant school which claimed the third spot, copped the award for Best Dressed. Green Pond was judged the Best Defensive Team.
Only three teams participated in the competition, but the chief organizer and coach of the Green Pond High School netball team, Jacinth Carey, says she is hoping this is the start of something annual.
“Netball is my life. It’s a sport I truly value, but it has for some time now been on a downward trek here in the west… not enough competitions are being held for students at the group level, so they can grow and appreciate the value of the game, and that is something I want to help and improve,” she told the Western Mirror. “That was the motive behind organizing the competition, even though it was at short notice.
Netball is a worldwide game, with scholarships and so on being offered, so if talent can be unearthed at this early stage and nurtured, who knows what can happen to that individual! Remember, netball is a job, players travel to Australia, New Zealand, and England to play (work), so it’s a market to tap into,” she added.