Winter Sports by Frankie Vella

Winter Sports

Logan Park winter sport got up and running with great numbers competing in the challenging environment of Covid and flu season.

Teams to watch during the winter season were our Boys 1st XI Football team who played in the Premier Senior boys Wednesday school league. The boys had a great start to their season drawing against John McGlasion College 1st XI. The boys will compete in the Lotto Tournament in September. The girls 1st XI Football team are also competing in a Tournament in September. They had a good win in their first game. Both teams are looking forward to the season ahead.

Boys Badminton first team is also a team to watch this season. They placed 2nd last year and are working hard to be the Premier Secondary team this year. We have nearly 30 girls playing badminton across a range of abilities. Luke Brinsdon will travel to Palmerston North in July as part of the South Island team. Jack Ta and Damian Dyke along with Luke are in the U17 Otago Badminton team. We wish you all the best with your upcoming tournaments. 

Our Boys and Girls hockey teams are off to Winter tournaments in September and all teams have started the season well. 

We have large numbers playing Basketball with a number of our students playing representative Basketball. A big congratulations to Eva Woodhouse who was selected for the U17 A team and will be traveling to Hamiliton in July. Congratulations to Oe Hayward, Flynn Hayward and Charlie Bauchop for making the U17 Development Team. 

Netball teams also enjoyed a good start to the season. The Senior A team have won all their games and will compete in the Otago Secondary School Netball tournament this month. The teams completed a Netball Smart session, learning warm up skills to limit injury. We have also set up an Netball Umpiring club to support and develop student umpires.

On the 1st June two Cross Country teams traveled to Milton for the Otago/Southland Cross Country Relay Race. The Relay has teams of four and each person runs 2000m. We had a successful day with a 1st and 2nd in the Senior Mixed Race. Congratulations to Nico Alveraz Rey Virag who recorded the 2nd fastest time of all participants for his 2000m. 

Logan Park Winter sports teams are looking forward to the Co-Ed Winter Sports day in late June. Co-ed schools from Dunedin, South Otago and East Otago compete for the Co-ed cup.

We have many senior students coaching across our Junior teams. A big thanks to all of them, parent helpers and staff for supporting school sport.