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Flynn Marshall
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Annual Ashburton Exchange

Mrs T Smith —

Just over 130 students traveled to Ashburton to compete across seven sports and in 13 matches at the annual Winter Sports Ashburton College Exchange.

Overall - 7 wins to Ashburton, 5 wins to Burnside

The Sports Exchange has been a major and popular event on the school calendar for many years. In the past, over 200 students normally compete but this year the wetter weather played havoc with the grounds forcing football and rugby matches to be cancelled.

The stakes are always high, playing for pride and the coveted Ashburton - Burnside trophy. Ashburton College snuck off with it after a close battle winning 7 - 5. Burnside's strength this year was in hockey with both the boys and girls teams winning convincingly 7-0 and 8-0 respectively.

All the teams represented their respective schools with pride and passion. This sports exchange is always fiercely contested. Burnside came out on top in 2017, 12-6. This year proved to be a lot closer, with Ashburton College coming out on top. Next year’s sports fixture will be held at Burnside High School and surrounding venues.

Congratulations to all participating teams.  

It was a very successful exchange with both schools continuing to build a strong relationship through sport.