Cromwell's challenge now on court

JAMIE SEARLE
Last updated 05:00 01/09/2014
Cromwell College senior A team
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On A Mission: Cromwell College's senior A netball team arrive in Invercargill ahead of this week's South Island secondary schools' netball tournament. Front row from left, Georgia Johnstone, Emma Patton and Sophie Patton. Middle row from left, Sophie McSkimming, Claudia Patton, Tessa Drummond and Jesse Cox. Back row from left, Chelsea Schwass, Della Clark and Laurel Williams.

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Funds raised from various activities will cover Cromwell College's expenses at the South Island secondary schools' netball tournament in Invercargill this week.

Cromwell College is one of 76 teams who are in Invercargill for the annual netball tournament that will be played at ILT Stadium Southland.

The College's senior A team sold 400 dozen cheese rolls, scratchy boards and $2000 of Marlow pies. They also did waitressing for a catering company, cooked meals for Cromwell Rugby Club's after-match functions at home and held quiz evenings.

Coach Megan Anderson said the senior A team had worked hard on and off the court for this week's tournament. They play Waitaki Girls' High School (morning) and Kavanagh College (afternoon) in the B section today.

"I'm really happy with our bunch of girls, we're expecting to win some of our games," Anderson said.

Three sisters are in the team: Sophie, 17, Emma, 16, and Claudia Patton, 14, while their mother, Jo, is manager.

The six Central Otago representatives in the team are Claudia Patton, her sister Emma, Jesse Cox, Laurel Williams, Sophie McSkimming and Chelsea Schwass. About 70 students play netball at Cromwell College.

Cromwell's first game on day one of the tournament today is against Waitaki Girls' High School at 10am.

The first games of the tournament will start at 9am.

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- The Southland Times

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