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2021 Sports Leaders - Jade Fairley (left) and Haylee Jones (right)  
Photo by Carol Holt

Across the Sports Co-ordinator's Desk for 2021

Carol Holt —

In these trying times sport has been a big part of our girls having some normality in there lives and we have worked hard at school to ensure they are able to stay active and participate.

What a busy Term 2 and 3 we have had. Across all sports in school you will read we have had some outstanding results from both our Junior and Senior teams.

We would like to congratulate the following teams and their coaching staff for all the hours you put into our girls to enable their love of sport to continue at all levels.


Our Senior Girls won the C Grade and move to the B Grade where they were doing very well. As we are all aware COVID was upon us once again so some of our winter sports are still being completed.  More to follow


SBOP Basketball Champs = RGHS Championship Winners of Both Grades for 2021

RGHS Junior A Team
Our Junior team went to Tauranga and returned as the Junior BOP Champions for 2021.The girls won all their games and what a day it was. Well done Girls

RGHS Senior A Team
Our Senior Girls travelled to Tauranga with Miss Akuhata as Sue was with the open womens team in Auckland and they come back as the BOPSS Champions for 2021

NZ Women's Division Two Championship = Winners

Three RGHS students travelled with this team to Auckland earlier in the year and returned as the Div 2 Women’s Champions. Carly Ohia, Mufaro Mapengo and Jade Fairley and Coach Sue Pene.

As basketball is still running the final results will follow in the next Newsletter home.


Rotorua Netball Secondary Schools League - Wednesday Night

Every Wednesday we competed in the local competition held at the Rotorua Netball courts. If you had an opportunity to attend and watch some of these games, you would have been treated to some outstanding netball and games.

Thank you to all those who help out by coaching each week. Thank you to Kelly Hemana for coaching our Junior A team all the way to the finals too. Ms Naidu and Renae Hayes took on coaching our Prem 2 team each week and were rewarded with this team making the finals too. Without your help it would not be the success that it is.

Finally, last but not least thank you must go to all my senior girls who help out each week by coaching and umpiring our junior teams. Your input to netball by giving back is priceless and I couldn’t do without you.

Due to COVID our finals week was cancelled for 2021 but the following teams made finals and or placed in the Top 4 for Play-Offs for 2021

  • RGHS Prem 1              1st & 2nd Open A Grade
  • RGHS Junior Prems     3rd & 4th Open A Grade
  • RGHS Prem 2              1st & 2nd Open B Grade
  • RGHS Jun A                 1st & 2nd Coll B Grade
  • RGHS Black                 3rd & 4th Coll B Grade
  • RGHS Green               1st & 2nd Coll C Grade

Tauranga Netball Secondary Schools League - Friday Night

Every Friday Night our Prem 1 Junior and Senior teams travel to Tauranga to compete in the Secondary School Competition.

RGHS Junior Prems Y10 Division 1 Championship Winners for 2021

Image by: Carol Holt

Our junior girls had an awesome year. We were placed in the Y10 A grade for the season and the girls worked hard at trainings and games. The team went through the season unbeaten and played Tauranga Girls in the final and come away with the win to take the title. 

This team is made up of both Y9 and 10 students who are all a part of our RGHS Netball Academy. These girls play in both the Wednesday Night and Friday Night Competition in Tauranga which includes a mix of our Top 24 Players in school at this level.

Senior Prems Open Prem One Division – placed 5th

Image by: Carol Holt

In the Open Secondary Grade in Tauranga our Senior Prem Team had a very good season and our placing for this year is not a reflection of this team’s ability. We had some very close losses in a very tough competition. We really enjoyed travelling to Tauranga to play in such a good secondary comp which helped improve us both physically and mentally each week.

I would like to thank Lexi Hutchison for travelling each week to Tauranga, to umpire both our Junior and Senior Teams. We are really grateful to you Lexi for taking the time to do this.

Sports Exchange

Tauranga Girls College Vs Rotorua Girls High School – WINNERS 2021

Our exchange started with Junior Basketball and Senior Netball taking our first two wins, with Hockey travelling to the turf to play their game. Our hockey girls went down but with a good fight. We then changed with our Senior basketball team playing team playing at the same time as our Junior Netball. Both these teams took the wins while the Debating was taking place. The debating team spoke well but unfortunately lost the debate. And our 3rd netball team made up of juniors and senior lost their game respectfully.

1st XV Rugby were playing their scheduled game in the exchange but not part of the exchange.


Image by: Carol Holt

Junior Girls had a thrilling game taking the win with some very exciting passages of play and outstanding shooting.

Our Senior Girls had a very convincing win and capitalizing on some very well plan moves to the basket. There win gave us our 4th win for the day.


Our Senior Girls played with so much energy. The defence turned over lots of ball and in turn our shooters were able to score down the other end to come out winners on the day.

The Junior team followed on from the Prems and they too showed grit and determination in their game. Their ability to take ball down court at speed is getting better with each game they play.

Our 3rd team made up of a mix of Junior and Senior girls went down to Tauranga Girls in the final game of the day


Senior Girls A team had a loss but true to RGHS form played right to the end and never gave up the fight, going down to Tauranga Girls. Well done girls great effort.


While our debating girls suffered a loss. I would like to thank them for participating on the day and giving their all. Our three girls had a great time and I told did themselves and us proud with very little practice.

So with a 4 to 3 victory we brought home the Peter Snell Trophy once again, to tuck safely back in the cabinet for another year.

Rugby 1st XV

I would like to congratulate our 1st XV Rugby team also. This year in a quest to ensure 15’s Rugby for girls stays alive teams were able to combine to play for the 2021 season. This meant our 1st XV Rugby team played a combined Tauranga Girls, Te Wharekura O Mauao and Aquinas College Team and I must say held their own.

For many of our Year 13 girls, this was there last exchange with RGHS and I would like to thank you for all that you have given to our school over your years here. Your guidance and commitment to all the sports you have played will be missed and has certainly been appreciated.

NEW: RGHS Sports Hoodies and Warm-up Tops

The school has for order our new School Hoodies and Warm-up tops to be worn by all of our sports team. In the next 12 months we would like to see all of our sports teams in the same uniform and they can use these for any teams they are in a RGHS which will save the cost of purchasing different gear for different teams and we believe make an impact as a whole school whilst we are out and about at sports events.

Pictured below are our two Sports Leaders in the new gear.

Image by: Carol Holt

You can place your order with Mrs Holt and make your payment at the front office.

The cost of both as they come as a package deal from the supplier for us, is $100.