RLSS Year 4 upset Oriana in netball win
Robert Louis Stevenson Primary School Year 4 upset Oriana 9-6 during their netball clash at the Multipurpose Sports Complex at Tuanaimato on Tuesday.
The two teams were energetic and played with purpose but both struggled to maintain possession, enabling their opponents to retake the ball to keep up the pressure and open scoring opportunities.
As possession went back and forth between the two teams, RLSS teachers put on their coaching caps and ran on the sideline shouting instructions to their budding players, ensuring the team won a few turnovers and rebounds.
And while the Oriana did have some possession courtesy of turnovers and rebounds, it was not enough to earn them a win. RLSS took the lead from the first quarter to the last quarter, and hung on to their lead until the final whistle was blown.
The Frankie Kids and Teens Netball Tournament will run for the whole week and comprises five divisions: Yellow Division (Year 2 and 3), Blue Division (Year 4 and 5), Orange Division (Year 6 and 7), Red division (Year 9), and Green Division (Year 10).
Netball Samoa CEO, Rosemarie Lome, said she hoped to see everyone turning up to support the young netballers.
"Hope to see you all there during the tournament and see our young netballers in action," she said.
According to Lome, only seven schools and clubs have registered for the five-day tournament which runs this week.
They include Oriana, St Peter Chanel Primary School, Robert Louis Stevenson Primary School, Samoa Primary, Pesega College, St Mary's College and Vaimea Primary School.