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Success in Sports

NZ Futsal Coach visits Woodford

Futsal at Woodford continues to grow with over 50 players heading to the schools’ league each week. This growth has been recognised by the recent visits of NZ Futsal coach Scott Gilligan and player Tai Barham. All players were put through skills drills with senior players also working on tactics in preparation for the NZSS Championships later in March.

Woodford vs Iona Swimming

Woodford House regained the trophy from Iona winning by 20 points.

Rowing NI Club Championships

The number of Woodford students rowing competitively has increased significantly this year. At the recent championships Maddie Snell was sixth in the women’s novice double skulls B final. Lucy Roberts was first in the women’s coxed 4 B final and third in the women’s novice coxed quad B final. Caitlin Snell was sixth in the women’s novice coxed 4 A final and fifth in the women’s novice coxed quad B final.

Three of our students competed with the intermediate rowers with Abby May rowing in the B final of the Club 8 and Ella Whyte and Jessica Norris competing in the Under 19 double and single skulls. Jessica was also part of the team that placed fourth in the B final of the women’s coxless quad.

The real highlight of the weekend was Brooke Davies, Francesca Arlidge, Grace May and Miriam Stone (coxon) winning a bronze medal in the A final of the women’s novice coxed quad. These girls had earlier placed fourth in the A final of the women’s novice 4. Grace May and Francesca Arlidge also placed fourth in the A final of the women’s novice double skulls with Brooke Davies and her partner placing fifth in the B final.

HBSS Duathlon

Senior Girls – First: Prue Boult / Eva Goodisson / Aimee Burn
Senior Girls – Second: Ginny Gibbs / Farren McGregor-Smyth / Anna Boult
Junior Girls – First: Molly Goodisson / Monique Way / Teegan Geary

Triple Peaks

Secondary School Girls – First: Brona Turley / Monique Way / Molly Goodisson

East Coast North Island Athletic Championships

Intermediate Girls 400m – Second: Ruby Hansen
Senior Girls – Second: Prue Boult
Senior Girls 800m – First: Prue Boult
Intermediate Girls 1500m – Third: Ginny Gibbs
Senior Girls 1500 – First: Eva Goodisson
Senior Girls 4x100m relay – Third
Open 4x400m relay – Second
Intermediate Girls 300m hurdles – First: Ginny Gibbs
Open 2000m Steeplechase – First: Eva Goodisson, Second: Ginny Gibbs
Intermediate Girls Triple Jump – Third: Rylie Bensemann

North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships

U15 coxed quadruple sculls B final – Third: Grace May, Francesca Arlidge, Lucy
Roberts, Maddie Snell, Miriam Stone
U18 double sculls heat 3 – Sixth: Abby May, Caitlin Snell
U16 single sculls heat 5 – Sixth: Sarah Ardin
U17 coxed quadruple sculls heat 1 – Fifth: Jessica Norris, Abby May, Ella Whyte, Sarah
Ardin and Ally Callinicos
U15 coxed four heat 1- Fifth: Grace May, Francesca Arlidge, Lucy Roberts, Maddie
Snell, Miriam Stone
U17 single sculls C final (cancelled) heat 2 – Third: Ella Whyte
U17 single sculls B final – Second: Jessica Norris
U15 double sculls heat 5 – DNF: Grace May, Francesca Arlidge
U15 double sculls C final (cancelled) heat 5 – Fifth: Lucy Roberts, Maddie Snell
U17 double sculls A final – Fifth: Jessica Norris, Ella Whyte

Samantha Cave – Tennis

Samantha represented Hawke’s Bay in the 12 and under intra-regional tennis tournament in Papamoa recently. A team of eight travelled up from Hawke’s Bay. And Samantha was seeded No. 2 girl. They played BOP and Waikato and won. She won both her singles and doubles for both ties. Hawke’s Bay then played WBOP in the final with Samantha winning her doubles but losing her singles and unfortunately Hawke’s Bay lost the tie against WBOP.

Ruby Hansen – NZ Track and Field Championships

Ruby recently competed at the Athletics championships in Wellington coming sixth in the under18 400m final, third (bronze medal) in the under 18 300m hurdles with a new personal best and winning the under 18 100m relay.

Mr Chris McIvor, Head of Sport

Brona Turley, Monique Way and Molly Goodisson

Brona Turley, Monique Way and Molly Goodisson

Ali Flowers

Ali Flowers

Ava Bake puts the shot

Ava Bake puts the shot

Ginny Gibbs

Ginny Gibbs

Bronze medal winners of women’s novice coxed quad A final at NI championships

Bronze medal winners of women’s novice coxed quad A final at NI championships

Grace May and Francesca Arlidge at the Clive regatta

Grace May and Francesca Arlidge at the Clive regatta

Jessica Norris, Abby May, Ella Whyte, Sarah Ardin and Miriam at the Clive regatta

Jessica Norris, Abby May, Ella Whyte, Sarah Ardin and Miriam at the Clive regatta