NNC 4th at North Island Mixed Hockey Tournament 2015.
This year our mixed hockey team travelled to Stratford to compete in the North Island Secondary Mixed Hockey Tournament. We overcame the flu bug, injuries to numerous players and the rain to achieve the best placing by Naenae College at a Mixed Hockey Tournament.
Having finished 1st in our pool we moved through to quarter finals against Kerikeri and won on golden goal. We moved into extra time to 9 aside for 5 minutes, then 7 aside for 5 minutes and finally 5 aside where the goal was scored by Josh Bond (our captain). The semi-finals were played in the same way with the golden goal being scored in 9 aside by Te Aroha (the opposition). The last game was to position ourselves for next year – battle worn, our team persevered to finish the game, knowing that they were proud of themselves and had continued to play with their hearts to the best of their abilities finishing fourth. Our thanks go to Eddie Forster (our coach), Willy McBride (our assistant coach) and Raewyn Thomas (our umpire). Thank you for making the week an experience we will remember.
Cath Forster (Hockey Manager)