Tuaiti sisters qualify for B.C. Provincial Netball Team

Netball coach Kim Fennell called last Thursday to announce that Barriere Secondary School students and sisters, Trice and Lydia Tuaiti, have been accepted to the B.C. Provincial Netball Team after attending the netball tryouts in Vancouver.

The local girls were chosen out of 21 others from throughout British Columbia to represent the province against other teams from across Canada.

Every Saturday from now until the May long weekend, the sisters will be traveling down to Burnaby, B.C., for training.

Then on the May long weekend they will be off to Montreal, Quebec, for the Canadian National Championships.

“The whole staff at the school is very excited and proud of the girls.” Kim said, “Trice and Lydia are very coachable, very hard workers, and deserve to be there.”

Fennell says the cost of this trip will be over $1,300 each for the sisters, and she notes that they have already started fundraising.

Anyone who may wish to help out is encouraged to stop by the school for more information on how you can help.

Since being introduced in B.C. in 1975, participation in netball has grown to over 2,000 women and children.

Netball is played by over 20 million people in more than 70 countries around the world.