Hero photograph
Dylan Pledger earned three awards: Otago Open Mens Most Valuable Player; Otago U18 Most Valuable Player; and Junior Player of the Year
Photo by Dan Koni

Otago Touch Prizegiving – Results & Notices

Dan Koni —

Congratulations to the following boys who picked up the big awards at the Otago Touch Prize Giving that was held earlier this month.

Otago Open Mens  Most Valuable Player – Dylan Pledger

Otago U18 Boys Most Valuable Player – Dylan Pledger

Otago U18 Boys Most Improved Player – Jack Soal

Otago U16 Boys Most Valuable Player – Jeremiah Tuhega-Vaitupu

Coaches Award – Henry Smale

Junior Player of the Year – Dylan Pledger 

Otago U16 Most Valuable Player Jeremiah Tuhega-Vaitupu — Image by: Dan Koni
Coaches Award Henry Smale — Image by: Dan Koni

The boys selections were finalised after a great Nationals Campaign that took place in February where the Otago U18 Boys team finished fourth and the Otago U16 Team finished fifth at the Junior Touch Nationals.

Oval Open Mens (Tue 4th April)

Social Mens: King's Junior Touch Team defeated Over the Hill in their Final to take third Place in the Social Mens Competition. Well done to the team and the coaching group, Jaxon Harvey, Isaac Kramers and Joel Cook.

Metro Secondary Schools Touch (Tue 4th April)

  • Mohoao Kingi defeated JMC 9 Panthers
  • Whatitiri Kingi defeated JMCG 9 Eagles
  • Repara Kingi defeated JMC 10 Raiders
  • Taika Kingi defeated JMCG 10 Bobcats
  • Hurakere Kingi defeated Tiaki Ha Kingi

Term 1 Competition Placings for Metro Secondary Schools Competition

Junior A Competition in Pool A

  • Whatitiri Kingi 1st
  • Repara Kingi 4th

Junior A Competition in Pool B

  • Hukarere Kingi 2nd
  • Tiaki Ha Kingi 3rd
  • Mohoao Kingi 4th

Junior Boys B Competition

  • Taika Kingi 1st

Important Touch Dates

  • Touch Performance Academies (TAC) resume in Term 4
  • Otago U12/U14/U16 and U18 Touch Trials (Term 3/4)
  • 14th KHS Touch Jnr Invitational at King's (Term 4)
  • 3rd KHS Year 8 Touch Invitational at King's (Term 4)
  • NZ Secondary Schools Touch Tournament in Rotorua (8th-10th December)