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Boys star on court

Saturday, 14th September, 2019

The BHHS senior boys netball team (back from left) Nick Schofield, Casey Ferguson, Blake Rogers, Dylan Foggo, (front) Ky Gilmore, Tom Burke and Will Campbell. Absent: Lachlan McKenzie and Kaleb Philp. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson The BHHS senior boys netball team (back from left) Nick Schofield, Casey Ferguson, Blake Rogers, Dylan Foggo, (front) Ky Gilmore, Tom Burke and Will Campbell. Absent: Lachlan McKenzie and Kaleb Philp. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

Broken Hill High School has a team of up-and-coming netball stars on their hands, year 10 boys who will be competing in the state finals this month. 

Earlier this term the boys went to Orange to compete in the Central West Region NSW Netball Schools Cup. 

They easily topped their playing pool and progressed straight through to the grand final, which they won. 

The boys will leave Broken Hill for Sydney on Tuesday, September 24, and play the following day at Sydney Olympic Park in the state finals.

Team manager Clare Williams said the team was very keen and committed and they’ve been the talk of the school.

“This is a massive achievement for Broken Hill High School and that fact that it’s a boys team makes it even more special,” Ms Williams said. 

“These boys already have a lot of sporting ability and are just very talented young boys, they’re dedicated and it’s due to their sporting backgrounds.

“They’re a very close group of friends too, which I think helps because they have good communication as a team.” 

Due to the expenses of travelling to Sydney and back the boys have been doing some fundraising and thanked those who have already helped them in their efforts - the West Junior Sports Association, Sureway, BHHS P&C, Clontarf, the Broken Hill Netball Association, Silver City Working Men’s Club and the Broken Hill Community Credit Union. Anyone who would like to help them with the travel and accommodation costs may contact the school.

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