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Sports Round Up – Term 1, 2018

It has been a busy and exciting start to the year for sport at Woodford House with many students achieving both regionally and nationally in their chosen sports. Here are some highlights from Term 1.


Woodford House Swimming Sports

House spirit was in full force for the Woodford House Twilight Swimming Sports event. Congratulations to winning house Wallingford and to our overall champions from the evening:

Year 7/8
Champion – Georgiana Absolom

Runner up – Kyla Evans

Year 9
Champion – Martine Sandberg

Runner up – Amelia Barrett

Year 10
Champion – Harriet Park

Runner up – Emma Dixon

Year 11
Champion – Ruby Chadd

Runner up – Sarah Kean

Champion – Harriet Park

Champion – Olivia Lee

Runner up – Bella Christie


Woodford House versus Iona Swimming Sports

Woodford House won the cup for the hotly contested annual Woodford House versus Iona College Swimming Sports event on Tuesday 6 March. The cup dates back to 1921 and this year’s event was one of the closest in history. Woodford House finished with 279 and Iona College with 275 points. It was great to see all girls involved showing great team work and fantastic support for each other.

Hawke’s Bay Intermediate Swimming Championships

Our Year 7/8 swim team enjoyed a successful evening competing in the Hawke’s Bay Intermediate Swimming Championship on Tuesday 27 March. Highlights from the evening included:

Emily Jones – 2nd Year 7 girls 25m Backstroke and 3rd Year 7 girls 25m Butterfly

Anna Wilson – 2nd Year 7 girls 25m Breaststroke

Molly Kinnear – 1st Year 8 girls 25m Breaststroke and 1st Year 8 girls 25m Freestyle

Georgiana Absolom – 2nd Year 8 girls 25m Freestyle and 1st year 8 girls 25m Backstroke

Alex Cave – 3rd Year 8 girls 25m Breaststroke

Year 7 girls 100m Freestyle relay team of Esther Dear, Scarlett Nilsson, Emily Jones and Harriet Douglas – 3rd place

Year 8 girls 100m Freestyle relay team of Kyla Evans, Molly Kinnear, Phoebe Maidens, Georgiana Absolsom – 3rd place

Surf Lifesaving

Well done to Annabel Morgan, Harriet Park and Meg Russell who competed at the Central Surf Lifesaving Champs. Meg finished 3rd in U16 board and 2nd in U16 Canoe. Meg is also a Hawke’s Bay Surf Lifesaving Rep. Harriet Placed 3rd in the U16 2K Run and 3rd in the Beach Sprint.




Our athletics team enjoyed a successful day at the East Coast North Island Athletics Championships on 14 March. Congratulations to all girls who competed including the following highlights:

Mia Reeves – 5th Junior girls 100m and 2nd Junior girls High Jump

Charlotte Treadwell – 1st Junior girls Long Jump and 4th Junior girls Triple Jump

Harriet Coyle – 3rd Intermediate girls High Jump

Harriet Park – 3rd Intermediate girls 200m and 1st Intermediate girls 80m Hurdles

Alia Wentz – 2nd Intermediate girls 3000m and 2nd Intermediate girls 1500m

Tessa Burns – 3rd Intermediate girls 3000m

Teani Feleu – 3rd Intermediate girls Shot Put

Teegan Geary – 1st Senior Girls Javelin

Woodford House Twilight Athletics

Another successful Woodford House Twilight Athletics event was held on Friday 16 March at the Hastings Sports Park with Wallingford as the winning house. The overall champions from the evening were:


Y7/8 Champion – Georgiana Absolom

Y7/8 Runner Up – Ashley Thornicroft

Junior Champion – Charlotte Treadwell

Junior Runner Up – Amelia Barrett

Year 10 Champion – Harriet Park

Year 10 Runner Up – Mia Reeves

Year 11 Champion – Alia Wentz

Year 11 Runner Up – Tessa Burns

Overall Intermediate Champion – Alia Wentz

Senior Champion – Teani Feleu

Senior Runner Up – Teegan Geary

Read more here.


On 25 March, Alia Wentz and Harriet Park competed in the Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools Individual Triathlon held at Pandora Pond in Napier. Due to Pandora Pond being closed the race changed to a run, cycle, run with Alia winning the Senior Girls category and Harriet finishing 4th for Junior Girls.

Triple Peaks

Monique Way, Molly Goodisson and Katie McNeill competed in the Triple Peaks Event on Saturday 10 March and won the School Girls section.

Summer Quad

Woodford House won the tennis trophy for Summer Quad at Nga Tawa Diocesan School on 11-12 March. Congratulations to Samantha Cave, Jessica de Lautour, Jessica Guy, Sophia Lawson and Prae Putipanpong who played outstanding tennis. Well done to all girls who took part in the whole tournament.


Horse of the Year

It was an action-packed week of competition at Horse of the Year. Congratulations to our girls who took part – Lucy Buchanan, Phoebe Burns, Clementine Coates, Molly Goodisson, Annabel Kerr, Bella Ladbrook, Jessica McCann, Sarah McKinnon, Poppy Renton, Emma Ritchie, Milly Waldin, Zara Waldin, Tessa Wallace and Anna Wilson.

Highlights included:

Emma Ritchie – 3rd in the Nations Cup (Hawke’s Bay team)

Poppy Renton – 4th place in two of the Pleasure Horse Classes and 4th in the 14-17 Years Rider Class

Lucy Buchanan – 4th in Pony 1.20m

Clementine Coates – 4th in the 1.05m Championship

Sarah McKinnon – 5th Horse 1.10m – 1.20m (just out of placing for Junior Rider of the Year)

Tessa Wallace – 6th in the Thoroughbred Show Hunter Series

Jessica McCann – 9th in the Category A Pony Show Hunter of the Year

Molly Goodisson – just out of placings in Horse 1.15m Champ


Francesca Arlidge, Anna McMillan, Grace May and Jemma Wallace competed at the North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro on 3-4 March and all made the B Finals. Grace May also competed at Maadi Cup finishing second in her C final.

Orienteering HBSS Sprint

Well done Tessa Burns for winning the Intermediate Girls’ Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Orienteering Sprint Champs on Wednesday 28 March.


Congratulations to Mia Reeves who has been named in the Hawke’s Bay Under 15 Black Netball team. This is a huge achievement for Mia as there were 74 girls from around Hawke’s Bay trialling.

Ms Briar Chalmers, Sports Coordinator