Kate Lloyd NZ U21Being a very recent pupil at Ashburton College (2011-2015) I have great memories of my years there, especially my Senior years. This journey began for me playing netball for Ashburton College and the exposure you can get through the secondary schools sports system. This is when my involvement in the High Performance system for Netball began. I had a whirlwind couple of years with inclusion into the High Performance Sport NZ Pathway 2 Podium programme which meant many trips up & down the road to CHCH & very early morning starts but was hugely beneficial to me and gave me an insight into what is expected in the sporting pathway. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to be involved in this I strongly recommend you grab that opportunity with both hands and go for it. The highlight being selected to travel with the NZ U21 team to Canberra to play Australia & England. I was selected into the inaugural National Beko Netball league, played Premiership grade in CHCH and also the U19 Canterbury Team, so 2016 was a very busy year. I have since been signed as a train on player with the Canterbury Tactix team and also the Beko team again.

I wish to acknowledge the huge input, support & commitment I, and the rest of the Ashburton College netball girls received from the school in particular Angela Mitchell, the Ashburton College Netball management & committee.

Kate Lloyd