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Summer Sport Sizzling into Action

UHC Admin —

Summer sport is now underway! Upper College Sports Activator Chris Campbell reports on what is happening in our summer codes.

Volleyball 

We have a record breaking five volleyball teams playing in the local competition this year, with the majority of these students being juniors, the future and popularity of the sport looks strong. 

It is also great to see so many former UHC students assisting with volleyball in coaching and officiating capacities. 

Good luck to all of our teams for the rest of the season.


Cricket  

The nation's summer game has seen a resurgence in recent years at UHC and we now have two teams competing in the College Sport Wellington grades. 

Our juniors are off to a flyer, having set Wellington College an imposing 206/6 on Sunday the visitors were unable to chase it down. Our boys won the game by 52 runs. 

The senior team will be eager to get their season underway next weekend, a combination of poor weather and a Bye leaves them having not played a shot yet. In term four last year they won their respective grade and they will be looking to do the same this year.


Futsal 

We have a whopping 12 Futsal teams playing every week at the Walter Nash Stadium. Futsal is essentially indoor football and it is our school's most popular sport. 

It is still early in the season for all of the teams but there have been some very impressive results thus far. A massive thankyou to all of the parent managers/supervisors of the teams, without you we would be unable to have so many kids playing. Your efforts are much appreciated.


Archery 

Yes you read that correctly, we offer Archery at UHC. Thanks to our friends at Youthtown and Mr Boden our students have the opportunity to have a go at something that most people would never have done before. 

The students love it and they are getting better and better every week. There are still a couple of spaces left, If anybody wants to give it a go, come to the sports office to register interest.


Touch Rugby 

If you have driven past our school on a Wednesday afternoon you would have noticed a lot of cars, primary kids and physical activity! That is because we are hosting the local primary school Total Touch competition. 

What you may not know, is that all of the refs are UHC students. These students have recently completed a Touch NZ refereeing qualification and are now putting their new skills into action and are contributing to an awesome community event.

Our junior boys are competing in the College Sport league however, adverse weather conditions delayed the start and the boys are yet to play a game. They are set to tap off their season next week.