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Summer Sports Summary

Sara Quelch —

Congratulations to all students who represented our school so well as a part of a team competing in a summer sport this term. Read on for results from the various sports...


We had yet another successful term in the Tuesday night Futsal competition, which finished last week. A huge thank you must go out to all of the parents/caregivers who put their hand up to coach and manage, we couldn’t have done it without you! We had a number of our teams in finals and play off games, so congratulations to all. Below are the final results for this term:

Year 7 Boys

Div 1

Balmac Warriors - 1st

Balmac Fury - 2nd

Div 2

Balmac Fire - 5th

Div 3

Balmac Blasters - 1st Balmac Attack - 3rd

Year 8 Boys

Div 1

Balmac Freestyle - 2nd

Div 2

Balmac Troopers - 1st

Balmac Stingers - 6th

Div 3

Balmac Wolves - 2nd

Year 7&8 Girls

Div 1

Balmac Unicorns - 2nd

Div 2

Balmac Sharks - 6th


After a challenging and fun term of waterpolo, all of our teams played in a 3rd and 4th play off game for their final last week. In the Novice Grade, our Balmac Green team were 4th, while our Balmac Silver and Balmac Red teams played each other in the B Grade play offs. Balmac Silver came out on top. Our Balmac Gold team won their play off game and were fourth in the A Grade. Well done to everyone who participated and a huge thank you to all of our coaches for giving up their time!


Our Touch teams had to endure some pretty questionable weather this term, especially in the last few weeks. They didn’t let this stop them though, with a number of our teams playing some tight matches during play off games. Results are below:


Balmacewen Lightning - 5th

Balmacewen Hurricanes - 7th


Balmacewen Lions - 3rd

Balmacewen Tigers - 5th


Balmacewen Tornadoes - 2nd in a very close 6-5 drop off match

Balmacewen Thunder - 5th

Balmacewen Cyclones - 7th


After a successful day out at the Dunedin Primary School Triathlon, those who placed in the top 6 in their grade went on to qualify for the Otago Primary School Triathlon Championships in Cromwell. The competition was much tougher in Cromwell, with competitors running, biking and swimming over a longer course and against other students from all over Otago. Despite this, our Balmacewen Triathlon team did extremely well, results are below:

Year 7 Girls

Maddi McBride - 14th

Year 8 Boys

Harrison Thode - 8th

Lewis Divers - 11th

Year 8 Girls

Rosie Falcous - 5th

Jemy McIlroy - 7th

Year 8 Boys Team Balmac Blue (Boys team) - 6th

Year 8 Mixed Teams

Balmac Green (mixed team) - 3rd

Balmac Yellow (mixed team) - 2nd