Students rake in success at trials

Jim Fenton,Eleanor Malone, Mel Symons,Taya Heagney and Kate Mepham
Jim Fenton,Eleanor Malone, Mel Symons,Taya Heagney and Kate Mepham

FIVE GLEN Innes High school students have been selected for representative honours after attending the North West winter Trials in Coonabarabran last week.

Glen Innes High school sent 13 students who were previously successful in gaining selection in to the zone team of their chosen sport.

The zone team consisted of players from Armidale, Inverell, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Macintyre, Armidale, Duval, Uralla, and Guyra. 

Glen Innes sports coordinator Kirstie Fuller said Glen Innes sent teams in Netball, 15s League, Opens League, and Girls and Boys Football (Soccer). 

“Those selected in the zone team were Mel Symons and Kate Mepham in Girls football, Elizabeth Chard, Emily Burton, Taya Heagney, and Eleanor Malone in Netball, Jim Fenton, Bayden Grob, Ali Crossley, Corey Kennedy and Eli Campbell in 15s League and Zac Willis and Luke Hodgson in Opens Rugby League,” she said.

“These students then attended the North West trial in Coonabarabran where they played as part of the zone New England team. 

“Taya Heagney and Eleanor Malone were successful in the opens netball and will now travel to compete in the CHS competition at Narrabean in May, Mel Symons and Kate Mepham gained selection in the Open Girls Football and will compete at CHS in Cromer at the start of June and Jim Fenton was selected in the 15s Rugby League side that will compete at Greater Region Trials at the end of April in Gilgandra.”

Miss Fuller said that the school is excited to be so well represented in a range of sports. 

“Mel and Taya are returning athletes to the North West team after also achieving selection last year which is a credit to their dedication and passion for their chosen sports,” she said.

“Eleanor, Kate and Jim are all current year 10 students so they have a bright future ahead in school sport. 

“It was a pleasure to watch each of our students perform at the trials and most of them are engaged in various programs through our school community which promotes fitness and health, and it was great to see the benefits of this in their performance.”