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Rockz up on verge of netball superleague

Sep 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

ELEVEN years after starting as a social netball team, Rockz is on the verge of joining the Wellington Regional Superleague.

Rockz premier one netball team, above, beat Norths 19-16 to come out on top in the Porirua club netball finals.

Not only did the club’s top team win, but Rockz had four out of their six teams play in the finals for their grades.

While only the premier one team left with a trophy, club captain Melissa Love says it was a great achievement.

Rockz now has the opportunity to enter the Regional Super League which is for the top teams in the Wellington, Hutt and Wairarapa areas.

“We’re starting planning now so we know what it will take, what it will cost, what we need to do to be in it.”

Rockz netball club prides itself on mixing the generations and having experienced players teamed up with younger players.

“The younger ones learn good training skills and to have a good attitude on and off the court and the older ones learn to have a laugh at themselves now and then,” Mrs Love says.

The club was formed in 2001 for older players who had played for many years, and wanted to play competitively but did not want to train.

They formed a collegiate team in 2004 so younger players who studied in Wellington could play netball for a Porirua team.

“We cater for youths and experienced,” Mrs Love says.

Since the increase in popularity, the club has changed its no training policy to teach the younger players good habits.

“The two top teams and the collegiate teams are expected to train.”

Rockz will begin its pre-season training later this year to be prepared for the competition next year.

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