Westlake Girls beat the Aussies in Netball Friendly

The last day of Term 2 provided a netball treat for Westlake Girls with over 60 players taking to the court as they hosted familiar Aussie foes from Genazzano College.  On their fourth tour to New Zealand,  the Melbourne group led by former Wellington netballer, Sandra Kennerley, rounded out their weeklong trip with games against Westlake Girls top teams, Premier 1, Premier 2 and Year 10-1.  Genazzano played in the Under 18 Wellington Representative tournament earlier in the week and then lost to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Champions, Hamilton Girls, on their way back north.

Dark skies promised a torrential encounter with rain thundering on Westlake’s Super Dome making it near impossible to hear each other speak.  Playing concurrently, Westlake’s top Year 10 side faced a development side while the Premier teams met Genazzano’s best.  The Juniors won convincingly, 42 -13, as did the Premier 2 team who won, 37-11.  Westlake’s top side enjoyed a closer encounter against Genazzano winning by 3 goals, 30-27, as well as the overall sporting exchange, 3-0.

The last time the schools met was in 2018 when Genazzano hosted Westlake Girls in Melbourne.  Westlake Girls hopes to return to Melbourne in 2025.