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Hockey 2015

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1st XI Boys Hockey

This year our team was led by Josh Bond (Captain) and Ford Lambert (VC), and coached by Colin Sheridan. Throughout the season we had variable games, however we ended up playing in the bottom 4 of the P3 competition, finishing 5th overall. All players’ skills progressed and fun was had as the ball went high and the player closest called ‘mine’ or the ball was sent square and the player ran on to it before the opposition got to the ball.

Playing throughout Wellington on all the hockey turfs meant that our travel was enjoyable and our lungs were used as we sung all the way or enjoyed the sounds that Danny Chanaphoo carried with him and turned up for all to hear.

The team – Year 10 to 13 players were: James Jessop, Zamian Blake (Wainuiomata College), Jacob Curry, Paihere Brown, Josh Bond, Eligh Arthur, Jacob Arthur, Jude Hamer, Keiren Bond, Danny Chanaphoo, Michael Ula and Vincent Goodman (Goalie).

Thank you to the Year 13’s who are leaving us and have played hockey for Naenae College for 5 years. We wish you all the best for the future.

Our congratulations also goes to Josh Bond for making the U18 Boys Development Wellington Hockey Team as well as representing Takitimu Men along with Keiren Bond at the National Maori Hockey Tournament in Whangarei this year.

Girls 1st XI Hockey

We had a lot of fun this year playing in the R2 College Competition. Our skills were varied with a large number of our team learning how to play the game for the first time. Having three Naenae Intermediate hockey players also added to our team which meant that all positions were covered. Every game was played hard and our final placing was third in this grade, so we look forward to winning this grade next year and moving up to R1 and even higher. Thank you Eddie Forster for all you have taught us as a coach for this year, we all look forward to playing next year.

The players were: Rachael Rickard, Lani Tangiwai Scott, Linda Hoy, Danny Lammas, Kryzlah McCormack, Nakeisha Meadows, Leah Forster, Tali Morehu-Prime, Joyliz DeLeon, Harlem Gaudin, Te Awhiahua Toko and Raven Gaudin (Goalie).

Our congratulations also goes to Leah Forster for making the U15B Girls Wellington Hockey Team as well as representing Takitimu at the National Maori Hockey Tournament in Whangarei this year.

Boys 2nd XI Hockey

The boys, ably coached by Willie McBride, enjoyed a season of fun and success as they worked hard to learn the skills required. To watch skill and game play increase for all players was a joy. We played in the R1 Wellington College Hockey competition with the majority of the games being played at Fraser Turf.

Thank you Willie for giving up your time to coach us in all sorts of weather and cheer us on throughout every game.

Our team comprised: Adam Elliot, Mike Elliot, James Jessop, Vincent Goodman (Captain), Tiaki Huria, Paihere Brown, Jesaiah Pham, Jacob Maclean, Eric Leng, Jacob Curry, Josh Bridewell, Keiren Bond and Jacob Arthur (Goalie).