Sports Council 2015
|Brona Turley||Sports Academy||Adventure Sports|
|Eva Goodisson||Triathlon||Cross Country|
|Georgia Trent||Strength and Conditioning|
|Farren McGregor-Smyth||Canoe Polo|
Sports Academy 2015
2014 was the second year of the Woodford Sports Academy. Building on from the previous year we introduced Life Coach Robert Miller to the team to take personal development to another level, and Pulse under 23 netballer Rhiarna Ferris to work with the Development group in physical development. Robert’s focus was athlete development including mission, values, goal setting, communication and a recipe for success. Emily and Rhiarna’s focus was physical development with support from key school coaching staff. We look forward to 2015 and welcome the new inductees.
Chris McIvor – Director of Sport / Head Football Coach / Academy Manager
Caryn Paewai – Sports Administrator /Head Hockey Coach / Player Development
Emily Naylor – Head Strength and Conditioning / Academy Coach
Rhiarna Ferris – Strength and Conditioning / Academy Coach
Isobel Taylor – Athletics Coach
Robert Miller – Life Coach
2015 has been the most successful Sports Academy year surpassing all previous expectations with record numbers of athletes representing the region or NZ in their chosen sport. They continue to pursue excellence striving for success in sport and life and have become the next generation of great leaders and role models.
Creating an awesome opportunity and environment for athletes to clarify their dreams and goals whilst equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge and determination to pursue excellence in becoming the very best they can be.
We pride ourselves in having an awesome environment by:
- Being passionate dedicated and determined to give our very best
- Honouring, respecting and supporting our team
- Having fun and enjoying the process together
Sports Academy 2015 Year Sport
|Samantha Cave||7||Swimming / Football / Tennis|
|Tia Chrystal||8||Touch / Netball / Basketball|
|Poppy Ngatoa||9||Netball / Swimming|
|Sarah Wixon||10||Hockey/ Tennis|
|Monique Way||10||Cricket / Orienteering / Hockey|
|Bridget de Lautour||10||Netball|
|Maddie Snell||10||Rowing / Hockey|
|Molly Goodisson||10||Swimming / Triathlon|
|Catie Nettlingham||11||Hockey / Cricket|
|Anna Boult||11||Swimming / Hockey / Athletics|
|Ginny Gibbs||11||Athletics / Equestrian / Hockey|
|Ruby Hansen||11||Athletics / Netball|
|Georgia Trent||11||Netball / Athletics|
|Lucy Roberts||11||Cricket / Rowing|
|Olivia Ward||12||Hockey / Surf Lifesaving|
|Eva Goodisson||12||Triathlon / Athletics|
|Kaea Williams||12||Netball / Basketbal|
|Jessica Norris||12||Rowing / Football / Athletics|
|Lucy McHugh||13||Hockey / Equestrian / Cricket|
|Prue Boult||13||Athletics / Triathlon|
Monique Way – Cricket
Monique was selected for the under 15 Central Districts Cricket team.
Lucy McHugh – Cricket
Lucy was selected for the Northern Districts under 18 team.
Prue Boult and Eva Goodisson – Triathlon
Were selected for a National Talent Programme (NTP) Triathlon youth festival in Auckland.
Olivia Ward – Surf Lifesaving
Olivia’s club team won the under 19 canoe race at the nationals.
Ruby Hansen – Athletics
Ruby has been selected to represent Hawke’s Bay Gisborne at the NZ Track and Field Championships in Wellington on 6-8 March in Wellington.
Farren McGregor -Smyth – Kayaking
Farren has been selected to be part of the NZ Junior Development Squad.
She won the following titles at the recent National and Oceania Sprint Kayaking Championships:
NZ U18 K4 200m Champion
NZ U18 K4 500m Champion
Oceania U18 K4 200m Champion
Oceania U18 K4 500m Champion
NZ U16 K2 200m Champion
NZ U16 K2 500m Champion
NZ U16 K1 200m Champion
Anna Meban – Kayaking
Anna did very well at the Kayaking Nationals in Karapiro. Her crew won a bronze medal in the U14 K4 500m. She also managed to make the finals of the U14 K2 200 event (with her 11 year old partner!) – finishing seventh.
Sarah McKinnon – Equestrian
Winner of the Fert Co Show hunter series for the third year running
Champion Show hunter pony Wairoa A & P show
Reserve Champion Working hunter pony Wairoa A & P show
Champion Show hunter pony ESNZ Wairoa jumping
Rowing – North Island Club Championships
The number of Woodford students rowing competitively has increased significantly this year. Madeleine Snell and her partner came sixth in the B final of the women’s novice double skulls.
Lucy Roberts was part of the team that won the women’s coxed 4 B final and came third in women’s novice coxed quad B final. Caitlin Snell was part of the team that came sixth in the A final of the women’s novice coxed 4 and fifth in the B final of the women’s novice coxed quad.
Three of our students competed with the intermediate rowers with Abigail 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. Earlier these girls had placed fourth in the A final of the women’s novice 4 while 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.
Mr Chris McIvor, Head of Sport