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Sports Round Up – Term 3, 2016

Woodford House girls continue to achieve in sport with strong individual and team performances. Here is the latest round up of sports events and results during the July holidays and in Term 3.

  • The Senior Premier Netball team made history in winning the Hawke’s Bay Netball Super 12 Plate Final for the third year in a row.  They fought hard in a nail biting game, coming from behind to win 25-24 against Havelock North High School.
  • Nineteen girls completed the Tough Gal Challenge at Clifton Station
  • Woodford House hosted the Year 7/8 TACS Football tournament on Tuesday 2 August involving 29 teams from across Hawke’s Bay. Woodford House was the proud winner of the Girls’ A grade competition.
  • The First XI Football, First XI Hockey and Premier Netball teams traveled to Nga Tawa Diocesan School on Sunday 7 August for the annual Winter Quad tournament. Both the First XI Hockey and Football teams finished in third place and the Senior Premier Netball team won the trophy, finishing in first place for the third year in a row. Woodford House came second place overall.

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Netball

  • The Senior Premier Netball team made history in winning the Hawke’s Bay Netball Super 12 Plate Final for the third year in a row.  They fought hard in a nail biting game, coming from behind to win 25-24 against Havelock North High School.
  • Our three Year 7/8 netball teams competed in the annual TACs Netball tournament on Friday 1 July. The Year 7/8 Premier team finished second in the Year 8 One grade and the Year 7/8 Black team won the Year 7 One grade.
  • Jemima Christie was a member of the Hastings Year 8 Netball team that won their grade of the Hawke’s Bay Challenge Cup held at the Hastings Sports Park on Sunday 3 July.
  • On Saturday 20 August, the Junior Premier netball team won their final against St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College 10A in the Year 10 Two grade. Our 10A team were runners up in the Year 10 Six grade in their game against Napier Girls’ High School 10 B2.

Hockey

  • Olivia Ward was a member of the Under-18 Central Districts Women’s Hockey team, which came second at the National Under 18 Regional Tournament in Palmerston North from 10-16 July.
  • Teegan Geary, Anna Boult, Catie Nettlingham and Claudia Jonasson-Bell were part of the Hawke’s Bay Under 18 team that came third at the Under-18 Women’s Association Tournament held in Timaru from 11-16 July.

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Futsal

Ocean Nathan competed as part of the Hawke’s Bay Under-15 team in the National Youth Futsal Championships in Palmerston North, 15-17 July.

Basketball

On Friday 19 August, the Senior Girls A basketball team won 38-37 against Sacred Heart College Senior Girls A in the HBSS Girls Division 3 final.

Squash

The A1 Squash team won the Girls’ Hawke’s Bay Secondary School (HBSS) Hastings Competition, and were first equal with Napier Girls’ High School Senior A team in the overall HBSS Squash Competition.

Orienteering

The New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships took place in Cambridge during the July holidays. Tessa Burns won the Junior Girls’ Long Distance, and came third in the Junior Girls’ Sprint. Monique Way competed in the Intermediate Girls’ grade, placing eighth in the sprint and tenth in the long distance. Tessa Burns was also selected for the New Zealand Invitational team to go to the Australian schools competition in October.

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Officials

  • Nikki Livingston umpired at the recent Under-15 Basketball Nationals. She was selected to umpire the boys’ final and received the Umpire of the Tournament award.
  • Olive Cornwall umpired at the Under-11 Hawke’s Bay Hockey Tournament and was selected to umpire the final.  She was awarded Top Umpire of the Tournament.
  • Pieta Parvin has been selected to umpire at the Lower North Island Secondary Schools netball tournament in Wanganui during next week.

Ms Megan Lewis, Acting Director of Sport