Mystics experience

Westlake Girls’ top Year 9 netball team joined a selection of junior teams at Harbour Netball on 29 May for a two-hour training session with top players from the Mystics Franchise.

The Fuji-sponsored day allowed our young players to meet some of New Zealand’s best netballers and learn new and inspiring ideas from them.

Led by Silver Ferns captain Phoenix Karaka, 60 students were divided into small groups that rotated around different workstations with the Mystics.

The Westlake Cygnets were thrilled at the opportunity to be so close to national players like shooter, Grace Nweke, Peta Toeava and Phoenix Karaka. They described the Northern Mystics Experience Day as great fun and the Mystics as really nice.

After the incredible experience with the Mystics preparing them for the big Harbour Netball Secondary Schools Tournament the next day, the Year 9-1 team were unbeaten and finished first in the Year 9 competition. The Westlake Girls Premier 1 team placed second behind Avondale College, the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champions in the top grade, while Premier 2 finished fifth.  The Year 10-1 team also ended the day in fifth.

The picture above shows Year 9-1 at the Mystics Experience Day.