Mangonui Netball entered four teams in the annual North Harbour netball representative tournament last Sunday.
All four sides went in with high hopes of winning their section and all performed with distinction while her report from the day focused on the performances of the Mangonui under-15 and Year 7 teams.
The U15s started with a confident performance to beat Te Raki Paewhenua 17-2 win but Auckland and East Waikato proved tougher opposition; while the new Year 7 side beat Mangere/ Otahuhu 12-8, pulled off a 7-7 with North Harbour and won their third game10-8 to progress to the semi-finals where they were beaten by Waitakere.
MNC rep convener June Matiu said the girls played their hearts out and represented Mangonui very well, and noting the focus was now on another rep tournament in Kerikeri this Sunday.
Mangonui rep selections are:
Year 7: Kahurangi Raharuhi (captain), Shakani Paki (vice-captain), Taleigha Hunt, Odyssey Travers, Aquatania Norman, Rhiaan Pure, Waiaria Frape, Kerry Ann Cloete, Mariana Wharewaka-Cassidy, Paradise Tomars; coach: Rhonda Martin-Raharuhi, manager: Ruth Hunt, umpire: Grace Walters-Price
Year 8: Nabaya Qauqua (captain), Jahzara Takimoana, Waimitikia Perene, Kalani Tobin, Alexis Pure, Patricia Manuel, Amelia Talatofi, Marara Murray, Mia Adams, Maani Marsden; coach: Victoria Rehu, manager: Tina Takutaimoana, umpire: Anahera Ginty-Naera. Year 8 Development: Bailey Nattrass, Tazmin Bamber, Maddison Paul, Manaia Te-Ua Popata, Violet Joy Hill-Lydiard, AJ Vemoa, Moengaroa Tangimetua, Rose Kake, Sharlene Morunga, Chantel Togiaua; coach: Sharla Motu, manager: Catherine Nattrass.
Year 9: Fleurnik Raui (captain), Alysha Kapa-Kingi (vice-captain), Chantel Togiauaa, Raeghan Nankivelli, Krestin Ginty-Naera, Hannah Jorgensen, Sharlene Morunga, Tori Henderson, Nadine Witana, Reese Puckey, Summer Neho, Koia Hoani; coach: Rose Kapa-Kingi, manager: Vanessa Raui, umpire: Annie Pivac.
Under 15: Quincy Pure (captain), Christalyn Armstrong, Erika Togiaua, Marcelle Petera, Raiha Bates, Laura Lamouric, Lyric Peters, Stella Davey, Eliza Marsden, Paris Busby; coach: Tavenisa Ratudradra, manager: Nicola Dromgool, umpire: Teina Dye.