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Sports Faculty
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Sports Faculty

Mrs Clare Kissick —

Well done to all our athletes and their achievements!


Cricket gets underway again this weekend with the sun on our backs so remember the caps and sunblock!

Over 140 boys are now playing cricket for St Bede’s and it’s great to see the numbers continuing to increase. Please see draw under cricket.

T20 – We now have three T20 teams but we are looking for 2 or 3 more players from Year 11, 12 or 13 who may be keen to play T20 cricket on Saturday morning. If you are, please talk to Clare Kissick or email St Bede’s Cricket Co-ordinator (coordinator@stbedescricket.school.nz)

Year 10 – We would also welcome a couple of boys at this level to join one of our teams to help strengthen our squads.

Parents – Pop down to the grounds this Saturday, enjoy the sunshine and support St Bede’s cricket.

Basketball Prize-giving

The following Basketball players were awarded prizes at the St Bede's College Basketball Club prize giving held at the “Pizza at the Reddie”

Senior A Player’s Player (St Bede’s College Cup)

  • Joma Mabazza

Most Valuable Player Senior A (Houston Cup)

  • Tom Hughes

Most Promising Player – Senior A (Fr J C Bryan Cup)

  • Caleb Conyers

Best Defensive Player – Senior a

  • Tom Hughes

Most Valuable Player Under 17

  • Will O’Brien

Most Improved Player Under 17

  • Kurt Mepana

Most Valuable Junior Player

  • Will O’Brien

Most Improved Junior Player

  • Taylor Willis

Caps were awarded to

  • Ryan Botica
  • Caleb Conyers
  • Liam McIvor
  • Evii Tong

Honour Pockets were awarded to

  • Ryan Botica
  • Caleb Conyers
  • Tom Hughes
  • Rchi Lugtu
  • Joma Mabazza
  • Evii Tong

Small Bore Shooting National Competition

Sam Kershaw, Mac Williams and Nic O’Connor competed at the New Zealand Small Bore Shooting Nationals, held in Palmerston North  recently.  The team placed 7th overall - a huge effort considering Mac and Nic have only been shooting for this year.

Sam was rewarded with his top scores being named in the South Island Secondary Schools Shooting team.


18 of our rowers are traveling to Dunstan this weekend to take part in DARC Long Eights race, which sees the boys row from Clyde to Cromwell, a total of 17km. 

 We wish them all the very best for the weekend.

Water Polo

During the holidays, the U16 Nationals took place in Auckland. Canterbury Waterpolo fielded two U16 boys’ teams. The following boys from St. Bede's represented Canterbury; Ryan Crosbie, Jake Rochford, Ben Morrison, Patrick O'Neill, Sam O'Neill, Riley Stewart, George Methven, Findlay Knox, Will Jamieson and Sam Rochford. Canterbury Red team won the Plate in Div 1.

Following their appearance at Nationals, Ryan Crosbie, Jake Rochford and Ben Morrison attended a four day New Zealand Regional training camp in Auckland.

Surfing Nationals

Caspar McCormick put on a stylish display of Longboarding at the National Scholastic Surfing Championships in Gisborne recently, resulting in him being placed second. This was Caspar's first National event.
The National Scholastic event hosts eleven regional teams who compete for team points as well as individual titles in seven age groups and disciplines. Each team consists of 12 secondary school aged surfers. Jordan Sparrow, Neko Tohiariki and James Millar all finished 19th in their respective age groups.

Zonta Secondary School Sports Awards

Congratulations to Isaac Dunn who made it to the finals of the Zonta Secondary School Sports Awards this year. Isaac was nominated for his ‘outstanding service’. Isaac is a passionate sportsman who has represented New Zealand in Karate,  and has won many national and international titles, including 2nd in the Commonwealth Karate Championships 2013 Montreal, Canada (for kumite – karate fighting), two Oceania championship titles in Sydney, Australia (2012, 3rd) and Suva, Fiji (2014, 3rd), as well as being a member of St Bede’s Sports Performance Group. These commitments require students to be organized, to plan ahead and meet deadlines and team commitments. 

His involvement in these activities further demonstrate Isaac’s ability to manage his time effectively, while maintaining pleasing academic results and holding down a part time job. 

We wish Isaac all the very best next for Thursday night.

Alexy Vitry Audibert was nominated due to his involvement and achievement in Gymnastics, he made the first cut of 26,  but unfortunately did not made the final 15.

Gymnastics Nationals

Alexy Vitry Audibert competed in the men’s open national gymnastics championships and was awarded the following trophies.

Level 9 All Around National Champion
Level 9 National and Trans-Tasman Challenge Teams
Men's Artistic Gymnast of the Competition
Outstanding NZ Gymnast Trans-Tasman Challenge
Alexy was awarded 7 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.

An outstanding effort for 17 year old Alexy.  Well done!

Tae Kwon Do

Jacob Moylan was awarded a Junior Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do late last year and will be travelling to compete in the TNZ National tournament, held in Auckland at the end of October.  From this tournament, there is the chance of being selected for the youth TKD team to compete at the Junior World Champs in Tunisia in 2018. We wish Jacob all the very best

Motor Cross

Congratulations to Josh Wilshire who was placed 3rd at the South Island Motor Cross.Josh competeted in the 15 to 19 years endure class.


The St Bede's College Rugby Club is holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 3 November at 6.30pm in the staffroom followed by refreshments and ‘Ged’s Woodfire Pizza’ at 7.00pm for all coaches and managers.