This year Westlake Girls entered three teams into the North Island Secondary Schools Junior Volleyball Championship at Mt Maunganui. The experience gained by the Year 9A team was invaluable as they faced some of the best teams in the North Island. Coached by Ashley McKenzie, the team finished a heartfelt 11th in Division 2.
The WGHS B side, coached by Fred Nu’u, performed strongly against some of the best in Division 1. The Year 10 team, won their final game to finish 15th in Division 1, the proud effort in light of the fact they were only “B” team in the top grade.
Early errors in the tournament however, meant that the defending champions, Westlake Girls, were unable to finish in similar fashion to last year. Finishing 9th, they lost to the eventual winners, Trident High School. A passionate performance throughout the week from the Junior A captain, Holly Isherwood (pictured left), rewarded her with a place in the Tournament Team along with the best players at the event.