Mangawhai Netball Club wins premier grade

Cold evenings playing in the dark at the Rodney Netball Centre paid off for Mangawhai’s top netball team, Mangawhai 1, when they took the top spot in the premier grade in the Friday night finals on August 23.

They achieved first place following a well-played, closely matched final against the Rodney Rams, which resulted in an 18-14 victory.

The A grade was won by Kaipara Flats who beat Tomarata 1, 40-31. The B grade was won by Rodney, beating Tomarata 2, 26-18. C grade was won by Tomarata 3, beating Mangawhai 3, 19-14. The junior grade was won by Mangawhai 4, while Wellsford 2 was awarded most improved junior team.

At the prizegiving, Netball Centre vice-president Lynette Gubb was presented with the Karyn Te Haara Memorial for services to umpiring.