Schools in the Waiakto Bay of Plenty (WBOP) Netball Zone had a strong showing at the weeklong Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament last week.Waikato Diocesan, St Paul Hamilton Girls High School, and Trident all placed in the top 10 in A grade. Matamata, Thames, and Hauraki Plains all placed in the top 10 in B grade, with Matamata promoted to A Grade in 2018.
Huntly, Tauhara, Tokoroa, Bethelehem, and Nga Taiatea all placed in the top 10 of the C grade, with Huntly promoted to B grade in 2018.
Mercury Bay, Piopio, Fairfield, Hamilton Christian, and Melville placed in the top 10 on the D grade with winner Mercury Bay and Piopio earning a promotion to C grade in 2018.
WBOP Umpires also impressed throughout the tournament with a number of umpires gaining their badges or being selected to umpire final games.