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AIMS Games Final Placings

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Cobham 12th on the medal table...

1 Cup 

3 Gold

3 Silver

1 Bronze


The week started very challenging on Monday as the weather threw the schedule into kaos. Rained off several times and had to wait for dry courts. The girls were at the courts for 12 hours and had their only game postponed, tough start! Next day Josh played qualifying rounds early and the Finn/Deigo/Blake played their first rounds about 5.45pm


Mixed weather meant delays and shortened sets back to 4 for qualifiers from 6. Diego was put out at 1/4 finals and Finn went through.

Wonjeong lost in round 2 and over the next day played up 9th place (of 48)

Blake played to 29th (of 72) after dropping his 1st round match.

Josh played to 41st place after losing early.

Taylah played though to 8th in the main round & this meant between the scores she & Wonjeong earned they won the bronze medal for team (& a bronze medal for Wayne).

Finn & Deigo's points in the singles meant they won the team events cup and Gold medals, one also for Wayne as manager!


The team as a whole worked real hard today. Finn played the semis which he won and played the final within a couple of hours as they shifted the final back a day. This was tough as the semi was a 3 set marathon. Finn came second (of 56) earning a silver medal. He took down 2 capable players to earn his spot in the final.


All doubles today, Josh and Blake gave a good fight but were out early.

Finn & Diego worked through the field to the final. These games were often played only 20 minutes after finishing off the previous game.

The girls were the real surprise today also working their way through a quality field from top schools around NZ! They went into the final as underdogs. Came from behind after losing the first set and won the second and were only just beaten on the tie breaker winning the Silver medal (2nd place in a field of 24) fantastic achievement!

The overall picture for Cobham Intermediate is over a rainy windy week 11 medals were won by a small team of six!!! A remarkable achievement. The Cobham name will be engraved back on the boys singles teams cup which is kept for a year (also won by Cobham in 2010 & 2011.

Very proud of this crew who never gave up even when the odds were stacked against them. 

Boys Hockey- Silver Medal

Today we had an unfortunate lost to Kirsten which are from North Harbour, we went down 1-0 early in the first half, at half time the score was 1-0 we had a few changes to score however they had a very good goalie. They scored again with 15 minutes left to go to make it 2-0 which was the end score. We defended three PCs and we had another three PCs to try to score.

We played very well and left everything out of there, we played our hardest and they were the better team.


Today we had a well-played game against Auckland DIO. We had an even start against the opposition, the ball being played back a forth for a while. Eventually, we scored the first goal and went up from there. It was quite tight for the first 10 minutes, but we excelled and pushed ourselves hard. They were a challenging team who pushed us on defence, especially on rebounds. However, we fought hard to take the game in the end 20-10. Many of our players had excellent drives and ball movement under the basket. Our player of the day was Zoe, and the girls left all their efforts out on the courts.

Girls hockey

Today we played Otumoetai for the 5th and 6th place play off. It was a tough game, but we out played them. Before the game, we did a pre-game celebration on the turf by dancing to Mackenzie Zeigler's newest hit - TEAMWORK. We scored in the 1st 5 minutes so we were 1 goal up, after that we had many close chances but unfortunately we couldn't crack another goal. We came out aggressively and really pushed the opposition. The final score was 1-0 to Cobham!! It was a good finish to a great tournament 


Today we played Heaton for 15th and 16th place playoff.It was a pretty tough game but we fought through as a team and got the win (final score was 2-0.Player of the day was Noah Webster for his constant hard work and pressure up front.We were all proud of ourselves because we utilised all of our hunger, grit and determination.We are also really thankful for all the awesome encouragement from Josh Sapsford on and off the field.