Grafton girls prove top of the Public School netball tree
FINISHING first and third in a test for local netball supremacy has Grafton Primary School players beaming with pride.
As a school coach and organiser of this year's Daily Examiner Primary School Netball Gala Day, Amanda Sullivan said her girls were delighted with their efforts.
"We originally were going to field a year 6 team, but then South Grafton Primary put in a year 5 team, so we decided we could do it to," Sullivan said.
"The girls did really well and surprised us all by coming third in the competition."
The school's year 6 team proved to be the stars of the competition, held at Westward Park, Grafton, on Monday.
"They went through the competition undefeated and will take on Yamba Public School for the title of Daily Examiner Primary School Netball Challenge champion," she said.
The date for the decider had not been decided yet.
She said the competition was a good chance for schools in both the public and private systems to play each other.
"We have PSSA sports and the other schools have their own competitions, but the Daily Examiner competition lets them all compete together," she said.
"Next year we want to see more schools competing and perhaps combine the Grafton and Lower River competition into the one big gala day."
Sullivan said the support from Grafton Netball Association was crucial to making the day a success, as was the help from Grafton High School, which provided the umpires for the gala day.
"We have to say thanks to both those organisations for their tremendous help on the day," Sullivan said.
GPS year 6 1st
GPS year 5 3rd
Also competing: SGPS year 5 and 6, St Joseph's Primary School.