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Sports Round Up – Term 3, 2017

An overview of our Woodford House girls in sport this term including results, achievements and Sports Academy highlights.


Ten girls were selected following trials for the Hawke’s Bay girls’ representative squads. These girls will be competing across New Zealand in various tournaments during the October holidays.

  • Martine Sandberg – HB U13 Rawleigh Team
  • Amy Kean – HB U13 Collier team
  • Annabel Kerr – HB U13 Collier team
  • Tessa Nettlingham – HB U15 Championship team
  • Olive Cornwall – HB U15 Premier Team
  • Pippa Klingender – HB U15 Premier Team
  • Sarah Kean – HB U15 Premier Team
  • Monique Way – HB U18 Team
  • Sasha Norris – HB U18 Team
  • Teegan Geary – HB U18 Team

Secondary School Hockey

Final placings:

1st XI – 3rd equal Division 1

2nd XI – 2nd Division 2B

3rd XI – 5th Division 4

4th XI – 1st Division 4

Year 7 and 8 – 3rd Intermediate Division 2


Congratulations to the following girls who made Hawke’s Bay representative football teams.

  • Rachel McDougall – HB U15
  • Harriet Park – HB U15
  • Alex Cave – HB U13
  • Jess McNamara – HB U13


Rachel McDougall and Ocean Nathan were both selected for the Federation Girls’ Under 15 Futsal team that competed in the NZF National Youth Futsal Championships.


Secondary School Netball

It has been another busy netball season with six teams competing in the Saturday Secondary School Netball Competition and our Senior Premier team in the HB Netball Super 12 Secondary School Competition on Tuesday nights. Our Year 9 and 10 Red and Junior Development teams both made finals for their respective grades.

Final Placings:

Year 9 and 10 Red – 1st Year 10 Seven Grade

Year 9 and 10 Silver – 4th Year 10 Five Grade

Junior Development – 1st Year 10 Four Grade

Junior Premier – 5th Junior Premier Grade

Senior Black – 3rd Senior Four Grade

Senior Development – 4th Senior Premier Grade

Year 7 and 8 Netball

It was a successful season for our Year 7 and 8 netball teams. Our Year 7 and 8 Premier and Maroon teams also made the finals for their respective grades.

Final Placings:

Year 7 and 8 Premier – 2nd Hastings Intermediate Year 7/8 One Grade

Year 7 and 8 Maroon – 2nd Hastings Intermediate Year 7/8 Three Grade

Year 7 and 8 Black – 6th Hastings Intermediate Year 7/8 Four Grade


Lucy Roberts was awarded her Centre Badge and Georgia Trent and Pieta Parvin have been awarded the Netball New Zealand Zone Badge for umpiring. This involved Georgia and Pieta passing a theory exam as well as a practical assessment. This is a fantastic achievement as not many umpires achieve this award at such a young age. Georgia was also third ranked umpire in the finals round for the Hawke’s Bay Netball Premier Woman’s Club competition and Pieta was appointed to umpire the Hawke’s Bay Netball Super 12 Secondary School Plate final.

Tournament Week

Congratulations to all girls who competed at Tournament Week.

Netball finished 7th in the Lower NISS Netball B Grade Tournament. Well done to Ruby Hansen and Maddy Mickleson who were named in the B Grade Tournament Team.

Football finished in 22nd place and hockey secured 29th place in their NZ Division 1 final.

Special thanks to our supporters and the coaches and managers of all three teams:

Hockey coaches: Rachel Cornwall and Leanne Sutherland

Hockey manager: Rachel Roberts

Netball coach: Lisa Tod

Netball manager: Sophie Hansen

Football manager: Rebecca Trethowan

TACS Football

Woodford House hosted the Year 7 and 8 Town and Country Schools (TACS) Football Competition on Tuesday 1 August. It was another successful day for our Year 7 and 8 football team who won the girls A grade against strong competition.


Junior Pentangular – Nga Tawa

Woodford House’s Year 9 and 10 Hockey, Football and Junior Premier Netball team travelled to Nga Tawa for the annual Junior Pentangular tournament on 25 and 26 July. All three teams played extremely well over two tough days. Each team finished second in their respective sport and Woodford House were the overall winners of the tournament.

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Winter Quadrangular

We had perfect weather and great camaraderie at the Quadrangular Tournament, which was hosted by Woodford House in August. The overall winners were St Matthew’s Collegiate who also won the Football. Woodford House won the Netball and Iona College won the Hockey.




Tessa Burns continues to excel in orienteering. During the July holidays Tessa competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships winning the Intermediate girls long course. Tessa was also a member of a composite team that won the senior girls relay.

Sports Academy Highlights

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  • Nutrition for Performance presentation by registered dietitian Rachel Blair
  • Sport Performance Psychology presentation by psychologist Wanda Douglas
  • Individual Performance Profiling presented by Joe Payton, Player Development Officer Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union
  • Strength and Power development presented by Rob Gillett Jackson
  • Athlete Experiences presented by Georgia Hulls.

Briar Chalmers, Sports Coordinator