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Sports Wrap

UHC Admin —

It's been a busy old term for sport at UHC with a lot of codes operating with a business as usual mentality before getting to the business end of seasons, next term. However, we have a few important successes to share and acknowledgments to make as well as the farewell of our Director or Sport!

The 2nd Annual Kuranui College Winter Sports Exchange
2023 marked the first away winter sports exchange with Kuranui College in Greytown. 

It was a beautiful day for sport and our students boarded the buses with an eagerness to do well and were immaculately presented. Upon arrival we were officially welcomed to Kuranui with a powhiri to which koro Charlie Beckett was on hand to represent us. 

Once the formalities were over it was time for the sports action to begin! 

Here is how we got on:

  • Girls Basketball Won 59-29
  • Boys Basketball Won 96-21 
  • Boys Badminton Won 4-2
  • Girls Badminton Won 6-0
  • Girls Football Drew 1-1
  • Boys Football Won 7-4
  • Junior Netball Won 21-19
  • Senior Netball Won 40 -15
  • Boys Hockey Lost 10-1
  • U15 Rugby Won 36-0
  • 1st XV played 10 aside and lost 27-24
  • Debating also got their first traditional win

A massive thanks to all of the students, staff, coaches and officials for what was a very successful day! We look forward to hosting Kuranui next winter.

Emma Bryan Bowls Over the Competition

A massive congratulations to Emma Bryan who finished 1st Place at the recent College Sport Wellington Indoor Bowls competition in Titahi Bay. Emma is an incredibly talented outdoor player but it turns out she is fairly handy on the indoor greens as well. 

On the way to the final Emma only dropped 1 of her 5 matches and ran rampant in the final, securing her 5th win and the gold medal!

Farewell Sam Twomey

At the end of the term we farewelled our Director of Sport, Sam Twomey. Sam has been working in the Sports Department for eight years and is a strong advocate for youth and their need to have quality sporting experiences. 

Sam's legacy will be the establishment of the Athlete Development Programme and its transition from an extracurricular subject to a full time class for Year 10 and Year 11. 

Those who know Sam, will know his true passion lies in basketball and that is where his next adventure lies. Sam is taking up a new role with Wellington Basketball. We wish you all the best Sam and thanks for everything you have done for Upper Hutt College. #Beworthy

Current Sports Activator, Chris Campbell is stepping up into the role of Director of Sport from Term 3 onwards.