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2nd XI Hockey

Sports Dept —

The Boys 2nd XI Hockey team this year comprised a lot of athletic players who enjoyed showing their skill and a sense of fun as they continued to win the majority of games in R1 this season. Our thanks must go to Willy McBride who continued to coach this team this year. Jesaiah, Eric, Keiran, Lachy, Josh, DJ, Jacob C, Jacob A, Tiaki, Mike and Jacob M – well done making the finals in both rounds! Your sportsmanship is outstanding. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for these budding hockey players.

The 2016 Naenae College Boys 1st XI Hockey Team played in the Wellington Secondary schools P3 Boys Grade. Throughout the season they were ably coached by Brandon Harrison with added advice from Eddie Forster and Willy McBride. The end result was a finals game lost marginally in the last 5 minutes. Thank you, Brandon, for you coaching volunteering your time and energy in coaching this team.

We would like to say thank you to James Jessop for role-modelling sportsmanship on a consistent basis as he moved up the middle of the field. We are going to miss his skills and wish him all the best for his future studies. Ford Lambert also leaves our team after 4 ½ seasons’ with the team, we wish him all the best for his future work prospects. Jordan and Zamian (from Wainuiomata College) were skilled players who brought enthusiasm and wit.

Jacob C, Jacob A (our fearless goalie), Jackson, Jesaiah, Eric, Josh, Lachy, Keiran, Michael and DJ – well done for a hard fought season of hockey. Stay fit and see you all next year!!