SPORT at John Paul II

As Covid-19 restrictions ease, sports competitions are getting underway.

Time away from training and games for illness/isolation will impact teams, however, competition organisers are doing their best to work around this. We do not have a Sports Coordinator yet, so Jasmine Dodemaide supported by Madeline Campbell are doing what they can to help students participate. It is hoped that later in term two Jasmine will be able to take over this busy role alongside her teaching. Thanks to Trish Lockington and Maddy Crawford who have been a big help with Basketball. 

We welcome any support from parents and whānau to help us help the students participate in the sports they love. 

Basketball Update

U15 National Basketball Squad – Antonio Verhoeven

Congratulations to Antonio Verhoeven who was selected in the Basketball Under 15 Boys National Squad to attend the national selection camp.

“These athletes have been selected from the U15 Regional Selection Trials held in October 2021 and January this year, as well as from prior National Camps and National Championships. This selection camp will be these players’ last exposure activity before the U15 National Championships, after which 12 boys and 12 girls will be selected for the U15 National Teams.” 

Nio was also named this week in the West Coast Rugby League U16s Academy and Development Squad.


Image by: Viv Logie - Greystar

Canterbury Rams Basketball Visit 

Canterbury Rams Basketball players Josh Book and Kaia Isaac with coach Liam Connolly visited us on Friday last week. They introduced a Year 9 PE class to some fun drills and spent time during first break with student players. 

Wednesday Night Basketball Information from WCBA 

Pouakai Camps – Junior/Senior Girls 

Pouakai Camps – Junior/Senior Girls

Mainland Pouākai are offering fantastic basketball camps for young wahine hosted in Christchurch during the April school holidays!

If this sounds like you make sure you register your interest now, spaces are limited

Financial assistance or billeting options available.  Please get in touch with the WCBA - they can work with the organisers to ensure no one is missing out due to these factors.

Rugby League Update 

Congratulations to our students selected for the West Coast Rugby League Academy and Development Squads this year:

Rugby Union Update 

The Brockbank-Graves Trophy draw has just been finalised. Due to Covid-19 restrictions easing, things are happening fast! The 1st XV will be heading to Darfield to play an away game on the 11th May, week 2 back of next term (travelling together via bus). We’ll be in touch with more details for the team over the next few days.

Junior boys and Girls teams are likely to have games with Westland High School and Greymouth High School – more information to follow later.

 The Brockbank-Graves Trophy Draw:

The West Coast Schools Draw: 

NZ Māori Under 18 - Nga Whatukura Tane E Tu Toa - Regional Camps 

Open to ALL registered Māori rugby players who are born in 2004 or 2005

Crusaders Region Thurs 28th – Fri 29th April

Transport, Accommodation and Meals provided FREE by NZ Rugby.

44 players will be selected from the 5 regional camps and invited to attend the National Under 18 Māori Camp in Rotorua, July 17-20, 2022.

NZ Rugby COVID-19 Health & Hygiene Protocols will be enforced during the camp. 

Soccer Update

Play Soccer with the Greymouth Junior Soccer Club 

Trainings: Wednesday Night 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Season Starts: Saturday 7 May after lunch 

Subs are $20 


Phone: Daryl (021) 054 1911 / (03) 7684393 or John (027) 564 6344  

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