Our Somerset Open A Netball team is on top of the APS ladder after Friday’s clash with All Saints, after Round 7. The teams were also playing for the inaugural Headmasters' Wallas-Bassingwaighte Trophy.

The annual contest between the two schools has been played for since 2016 which was won by All Saints that year but Somerset has held it in the trophy cabinet every year since.

Somerset were dominant throughout the game with the height and accuracy of Elsa Sandholt to much to handle for the opposition. The speed and agility of our midcourt players Atlanta Horan and newbie Shemeah Poloai and the calm head of Jemma Clements was a joy to watch. Amaris Toia combined well and showed off some slick moves in the Goal Attack bib with ever reliable Charli Pearse.

Defensively the tight trio of Trinity Toia, Bayley D’Hotman De Villiers and Georgia Wilson continued to gain valuable turnover ball and chip away at the All Saints attack. Lucy Millar and Marika Ransfield were solid in their minutes off the bench and add much value to the team.

Final score 48 to 31 to Somerset.

Congratulations to the team for their impressive performance and bringing the trophy back home for the fifth consecutive year.

Somerset duo, an integral part of South Coast Netball team’s state title win

Somerset College elite netballers Bayley d'Hotman de Villiers and Amaris Toia played an integral part in the South Coast 19U team that competed in the Queensland School Sport State titles in Bundaberg last week.

The team were undefeated throughout the tournament winning the title for the first time since 2004.

Bayley rewarded with Queensland selection

Bayley d'Hotman de Villiers was rewarded for her outstanding performances at the Queensland SS State Netball titles last week by being named in the 19U Queensland team. Bayley played in both the Wing Defence and Goal Defence positions throughout the tournament and is definitely a player to look out for in the future.

Bayley is also currently in the 2021 Queensland 17U squad alongside her talented Somerset team-mate Elsa Sandholt.

Huge congratulations girls!

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