Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

International Handball Federation Oceanic Cup 2019

Handball Tournament

Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai) (18:11): I congratulate four young women from Turramurra High School who represented Australia and New Zealand at the International Handball Federation Oceania Cup in New Caledonia. School Principal David Arblaster said that the girls had a fantastic time and made a great contribution to their teams.

Emma Taha and Rosalie Flokstra were in the under-18 Australian team that placed fourth, while Lucy Sherlock was selected to represent the New Zealand under-18 team that placed third. Annemijn Flokstra was one of seven members of the Australian under-20 team that came second, qualifying them for the world championships. One might ask how they started playing competitive handball. That goes to their teachers, Zeke Desiatnik and Samantha Vaz, who convinced the girls to join the New South Wales schools State competition, which motivated them to continue.

I commend all four girls for representing their countries and I wish Annemijn all the best in the world championships.