Let them all play!
That is the instruction given to the netball coaches at the National Sports Council (NSC) five days after a meeting was convened with close to 50 of them when they were told only one team per school would have been permitted to enter the 2016 Pine Hill Dairy Primary Schools competitions.
Last year, the media and the entire nation were focused for over six weeks on a tug of war between the NSC netball coaches and champion school Blackman and Gollop Primary after the Staple Grove institution entered two invincible teams in the competitions.
It took an intervention by the Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley, who said that Blackman and Gollop had broken no NSC rules by entering a B team containing Class Four students and that the team should be allowed to compete. (KB)
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