The capital has, for the second week in a row, reigned supreme with Wellington A Black defeating Auckland 1, 27-21, in the grand final of the Netball NZ U17 Champs this afternoon.

 

After four days of competition at the North Canterbury Netball Centre, 40 teams competed against each other culminating in a final contest between the top two teams.

Wellington A Black started the grand final strongly, but it was their tenacity after half-time that saw them take the advantage over Auckland 1 with a commanding 11-goal lead.

Auckland 1 clawed their way back on the scoreboard in the final quarter however it was not enough to overtake the Wellington team who recorded a six-goal win.

Grand Final: Wellington A Black (27) def Auckland 1 (21)

Quarter-by-Quarter scores:

Auckland 1: 3, 9 (6), 14 (5), 21 (7)

Wellington A Black: 13, 16 (3), 25 (9), 27 (2)

Shooting Stats:

Wellington A Black: 27/31 (87%)

Auckland 1: 21/27 (77%)

Final Standings:

1. Wellington A Black

2. Auckland 1

3. Wellington B Gold

4. Dunedin

5. Manawatu

6. Auckland 2

7. Howick Pakuranga

8. Hawkes Bay

9. North Harbour 1

10. Waitakere 1

11. Hamilton City A

12. Hutt Valley

13. Eastern Waikato

14. North Harbour 2

15. Southland

16. Hamilton City B

17. Christchurch A

18. Taranaki

19. Thames Valley

20. Kapi Mana

21. Waitakere 2

22. Nelson

23. Wanganui

24. Whangarei

25. Christchurch B

26. North Otago

27. South Canterbury

28. Mid-Canterbury

29. Selwyn

30.North Canterbury

31. Wairarapa

32. Gisborne

33. Eastern BOP

34. Pukekohe

35. Central Otago

36. Papakura

37. Kapiti

38. Marlborough

39. Horowhenua

40. Kaiapoi High School

 

Congratulations to the following players named in the Netball NZ U17 Champs Tournament team:

Jess Allan - Christchurch A

Jadyi Chaffey-Taylor - Hawkes Bay

Tayla Earle - Auckland 1

Lyanne Eukaliti - Hamilton City A

Lyric Faleafaga - Wellington A Black

Julia Law - Wellington A Black 

Chynna Leota-Ah-him - Wellington A Black

Tiana Metarau - Wellington A Black

Brooke Neilson - Taranaki

Jessica Pease - Manawatu

Ainsleyana Puleiata - Welllington A Black

Renee Savai'inaea - Wellington A Black

Greer Sinclair - Auckland 1

Ruby Stirling - Wellington A Black

Tali Uia - Nelson

Emily Ussher - Eastern Waikato

Grace Watson -  Hamilton City A