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Finals Loom for UHC Sport

UHC Admin —

Our winter sports teams are beginning to reach the pointy end of their seasons with many of them in good positions to claim places in grade finals. This is what is happening in some of our sports.

The girls 1st XI hockey side are currently undefeated, with just a single draw blemishing their 100% record. The team is having a great season under the tutelage of Cat Gooding and Anastasia Smith. The stand out players thus far in the season are Lilly Candy and Danielle Fitness. They are definitely on track to win some silverware come the end of the season.

After a brief hiatus, we also have a boys hockey side this year. The team are a range of ages from year 9-13 and are currently sitting in the top half of their competition.

Rugby - The first XV are having an emphatic season in premier two and are undefeated in this division. Their only loss of the year came in grading, and as a result meant that they narrowly missed out on a place in the premier one competition. The team have two games to go but have already cemented a place in the final after a comprehensive annihilation of Kapiti College 69-0. This result sees us etch our name on the Isberg Cup for 2020, the cup is similar to the Ranfurly Shield and goes up for grabs between 1st XV's in the Premier 2 division, as our remaining competition games are against 2nd XV's, the Cup is ours. The core of this group all return to school next year, so the future of rugby is looking strong at UHC.

Netball - Our Senior A girls are currently sitting in third place of their school division and have a chance of making the final. They have a fairly tough roster of games considering they are also playing in the adults’ club competition on a Saturday where they find themselves midtable. The junior girls teams are on fire this year with every team either winning or coming second in their respective grades.

Football - UHC has seen unprecedented growth in football this year turning out 7 teams in the College Sport Wellington leagues. Our Boy's 1st XI have a tough run into the division 1 finals in the next couple of weeks but will be hoping to build on their 6-1 dismantling of Onslow College with a good performance and result against Heretaunga this week. Three points in the local derby should be enough to catapult them into a finals berth. Like their rugby counterparts this is a very young UHC side and the majority of the players are only Year 11. The beautiful game is in good hands.

The girl's 1st XI are the form team of their league and have a 100% record 7 games, 7 wins, 35 goals for and only 2 against. The Hutt Valley Division is already sewn up and the girls are now preparing for the regional play off games in a few weeks. They have been playing excellent, structured football and some of the goals they have scored this year have been simply sublime.

Basketball - Our top girls and boys teams are in a rebuilding phase and are using this season to develop the next crop of ballers at UHC. Basketball is still one of our most popular codes with 10 teams taking to the court every week in the UHC singlet.

To keep up to date with draws, results and photos head along to our Facebook page - Upper Hutt College Sport.