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Futsal T4 2020
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Sports Round Up!

Noeline Burden —

  • Table Tennis: Well done to Georgia Te Raki who was awarded a trophy for 'Junior Female of the Year' from Table Tennis Otago. 

  • Athletics: NZ Secondary School Athletics Championships this year are in Tauranga, the weekend after we finish school. We send with Jorja Gibbons our very best wishes and know she will do Queen’s proud.

  • Waterpolo what exciting games these have been to watch. We have to admire the players’ fitness, strength and determination. A huge thanks to coach Greg Martin and his son, Nathan, who kindly helps out sometimes too. 

  • Futsal finished last week. Our junior Blue team won Division 1 and will be looking forward to testing their skills in the senior competition next year. They have developed into an excellent team in Division 1, under the watchful eye of Lily Stedman. Thanks Lily. Thanks too to Cai Heperi-Smart for patiently working with the red team, whose best game was their last. Some of them will play in the senior competition next year too. 

  • Tennis players are benefiting from coaching before their games each Thursday. They finished this week too because of camp next week.

  • Touch teams have really appreciated the experience and skills shared by Atawhai Hotene at the Oval on Tuesdays. Atawhai is the current captain of the Te Waipounamu Women’s team, which played in the NZ Premier league final last weekend. Thanks also to Mr Sherborne for supporting our touch players this year.

  • Cricket continues to develop under the coaching of Mr Clark. Only one of the players had played previously and he is thrilled to see them taking on board his advice and looking forward to their weekly Wednesday games which finished on Dec 2nd.  

  • Sailing is underway but the weather is making consistency challenging. They have managed to sail small boats and a large trailer sailor. Perhaps more settled weather in the new year will see them on the harbour more often. Huge thanks to Mrs Signal-Cambridge and her husband.

  • Rowing: Keep an eye on their results in the media, as our junior rowers continue over summer.

  • Surfers of course relish long summer days. Our small group of accomplished surfers, as well as Mr Sherborne and Ms Civil, will no doubt be out there following the waves. 

  • EQUESTRIAN EVENTS: Congratulations to Nicole Reid who starred recently in the ODT on her pony, Windsor Impressive. At the South Otago A & P show they won the B ring novice show pony champion, overall B ring show pony and the A. L.Crutchley's turnout trophy. She also did her first A & P show  and placed 2nd.  Aiesha Goswami has also been busy lately. Her two most recent events were at the Southland pony club one day event at Oreti Sands, where she placed 4th in the 65cm under 25 section ,and her team placed 1st overall. The second event was the ESNZ SCNO summer showjumping area champs in Waimate where she placed 3rd on her pony, Aladdin.