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Zone Winter Sports Tournament


Well done to the 51 students from Ruru who competed in the Zone Winter Sports Tournament on Thursday 5th August. Wigram Primary had two football teams, 1 rugby team, and 2 netball teams head to Hagley Park, while our hockey team went off to Nunweek Park.

Our Rugby Team had a tough first game against Burnside and only just lost 2-1. The second game against Fendalton was a convincing 3 -1 win. Hornby Primary the third match was a real surprise - they came out strong and got 4 tries to our 1. The team went on to play 3 friendly games. The boys worked really well as a team.

Overall in the tournament Wigram finished up in 3rd place.

A big shout out to Jason Woods for coaching the boys and Cody for refereeing on our behalf.

By Devon and the Team

The A football team was a strong group of skilled players. On the day they won 3 games and lost 4. We were very proud of the way they passed the ball around and moved into space and called out to each other. Alister got a stand out goal against Fendalton. The defenders worked hard in front of the goal.

Great work boys and thanks Mr Williams for organising our fun day out.

By Mahdi and the Team

Our B football team played well as a team - the opposition was tough!! I was very proud of Blake A and Dayzharn's strong attack on the ball. Lathan and Bilal were stand out defenders under pressure and Tyler, Travis and Jayden worked well passing the ball up field. A big shout out to the amazing mums Michelle and Alysha for their support and encouragement from the sideline.

By Cas and the Team 


The Netball teams also played 6 small games each on the day it was fullon. Karaitiana, the Captain of the A team, was proud of her girls. Ofa was great at intercepting the ball and defending. Sofi was fantastic in the Centre, moving around the court quickly. Jaydah was also strong on attack and worked hard to get the ball down to our girls in the goal circle.

Victoria, the Captain of the B team, was proud of the way her team worked together. Her stand out players were Monica who shot really accurately and Soi who used the space on the court well.

Ka pai girls.

A massive thank you to Sarah and Sinead for being the amazing mums, coaching and supporting our netball teams.

By Victoria and Karaitiana


It was a freezing cold morning at Nunweek Park. Thanks to Adele and Nikayla for driving our teams there. The Hockey team had to play 6 games in total - 3 competitive games to start with and 3 friendly games to keep practising their ball skills and working together. Kean, Jacob and Gabriel were strong on defence. While Tayla, Zoe and Laila were attacking from the front and tried to find the goal so many times. Their supporters were impressed with the sportsmanship and teamwork of all the players.

Message from Mr Williams

Last Thursday, the Wigram Primary School Netball, Hockey, Rugby and Football teams competed at the West Zone winter sport tournament.

All of our teams did well playing against some of the best teams in Christchurch. Although the results may not have gone Wigram's way, our students showed great determination and resilience to continue to play the game in good spirit. A special mention to the Wigram Rugby team who came 3rd in their competition. It was the first time they have played tackle rugby together. Also a big thank you to Adele, Nikayla, Cody, Jason, Sarah, Sinead, Michelle and Miss Bunting who helped manage and look after our teams on a very cold day. We couldn't have done it without you guys!