Hockey and netball national finalists

Congratulations to our St Margaret’s College hockey and netball teams for booking their place in the New Zealand national finals, having already won the Canterbury titles.

The SMC 1st XI hockey team reached the Federation Cup final as its 2nd XI triumphed as national title holders in the Chris Arthur Cup. 

On the netball court, SMC’s Senior A team were finalists in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball tournament, having also won this year’s South Island Secondary Schools title.

SMC’s full hockey squad comprises Annie Airey, Jessie Anderson, Ally Booth, Zara Gamble, Paris Hague, Niamh Mckenzie, Poppy McNeill, Chloe McNeill, Maddy McNeill, Anneliese Millard, Tilly O’Donnell, Sorell Shand, Phoebe Spear, Bella Spear, Mezzy Surridge, Molly Williams, and Lily Young.

Ivy Brown, Te Ata Hassan, Bridie James, Ashlyn Koce, Cara Mustchin, Josie Seymour and Millie Farrell represented SMC on the court, with Charlotte Coughlan, Ellese Haigh, Evie Leeson and Fabriana McQuarrie comprise the full Senior A netball team.

Helen Belcher, Director of Sport, says: 

‘We are really proud of our girls and their performances over this season. The depth and breadth of our programme at SMC is key to supporting our students on their sporting journey. Our senior girls are incredible role models for our younger girls, enabling them to visualise the level to which they choose to aspire, whatever their chosen sport.”

Diana Patchett, Executive Principal says that SMC’s success is testament to the strength of its coaching programme and the culture of encouragement that pervades the school. 

“Development programmes led by experienced and visionary coaches begin in our Middle School, and build on our Junior School sports. These programmes play a fundamental role in guiding our girls to be the best they can be, some to an elite level, by building skills,, perseverance and resilience. But it is the support for one another, the sportsmanship and the genuine love of playing sport with their friends that I am most proud of. Congratulations to all our students and staff on these stunning results.”  

You can read more about Sport at SMC here.