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Sports Round Up – Term 4, 2016

As the school year draws to an end and our students start to get ready for examinations, it is a great time to reflect on some excellent achievements by our students on the sporting field. Here are a few highlights of what the girls have been up to during the past term.

Winter Tournament Week

At the end of August, the Senior Premier Netball team travelled to Wanganui for the Lower North Island Secondary School Netball Tournament and finished 11th in B Grade.

The 1st XI Hockey team competed in Tauranga for the Chica Gilmer Tournament. They finished runners up and have now qualified for Federation Cup 2017. They also received the Fair Play Award, as voted by the tournament umpires.

The football action took place in Rotorua where the 1st XI team finished 10th in their tournament.




Cross Country TACS

TACS Cross Country took place at Puketapu School on the 14 September with six girls competing from Year 7 and 8. Martine Sandberg finished 7th in Year 7 girls. In Year 8 Harriet Park finished 2nd, Phoebe Burns 7th, Charlotte Pettigrew-Heeps, 10th, Lily Nilsson 16th and Rachel Hansen 18th. The Year 8 team also finished 2nd in the overall teams’ event.


Woodford House Equestrian Event

Woodford House hosted their annual equestrian event at the Equestrian Park in Bridge Pa with some great results. Woodford House took out the overall schools’ title and Woodford House Black won the show jumping team title. Five students shared the prize for the two-fence challenge including Julia Hyslop on The Mighty Quinn. Click on the following link to read all about the event and results:


Willa Aitken has been selected to compete in the Open Medium class at the World Dressage Challenge, and will be the first pony combination to compete in the Open Class.


Hockey Representatives

Sasha Norris was a member of the U15 Hawke’s Bay hockey team that won their U15 National Tournament going through undefeated.

Sarah Kean, Olive Cornwall, Pippa Klingender and Elise Maiorana were members of the U15 Hawke’s Bay B team that finished 11th at their tournament.

Amy Kean was part of the Hawke’s Bay U13 Collier team that finished 5th at the National U13 Collier Trophy Tournament.


Tessa Burns represented New Zealand at the Australian Orienteering Championships where she placed 2nd in the W14 middle race, 3rd in the W14 relay and 5th in the W14 long race.


ECNI Road Race

Alia Wentz finished 3rd in Year 9 girls.

Year 9 girls team –  Alia Wentz, Sarah Kean, Tessa Burns and Jess de Lautour placed 2nd.

Senior girls team – Ginny Gibbs, Jess Norris and Monique Way also finished 2nd.


Four Year 8 students competed in the Eastern Tennis Primary and Intermediate Schools Tournament held at the Hawke’s Bay Lawn Tennis Club on 19 October. Samantha Cave won the Intermediate girls grade, Sophia Lawson finished 3rd and Georgia Russell 4th.  Anouk Tremain finished 2nd in the consolation round for Intermediate girls.

Woodford House Sports Awards Dinner

At the recent Woodford House Sports Awards Dinner we were fortunate to have Catriona Williams, founder of the Catwalk Trust, as out guest speaker.


Eva Goodisson and Catriona Williams




Here are the winners of the Special Awards:

Fair Play Award – Holly McIldowie

Sportsmanship Award – Willa Atiken

Student Coach of the Year – Lucy Roberts, Netball

Student Official of the Year – Nikki Livingston, Basketball

The Principal’s Award for Woodford House Team of the Year – Hockey 1st XI

The Principal’s Award for Sporting Excellence – Eva Goodisson


Craft and Hern Year 7 and 8 Contribution and Performance Award – Harriet Park

Craft and Hern Year 7 and 8 Sportsperson of the Year – Phoebe Burns


Craft and Hern Year 9 Contribution and Performance Award – Sarah Kean and Pippa Klingender

Craft and Hern Year 9 Sportsperson of the Year – Tessa Burns


Craft and Hern Year 10 Contribution and Performance Award – Jordan Teneti

Craft and Hern Year 10 Sportsperson of the Year – Sasha Norris


Craft and Hern Year 11 Contribution and Performance Award – Lucy Roberts and Georgia Trent

Craft and Hern Year 11 Sportsperson of the Year – Teegan Geary


Craft and Hern Year 12 Contribution and Performance Award – Anna Boult

Craft and Hern Year 12 Sportsperson of the Year – Farren McGregor-Smyth


Craft and Hern Year 13 Contribution and Performance Award – Manae Feleu

Craft and Hern Year 13 Sportsperson of the Year – Eva Goodisson


Nimon and Sons Prize for Overall Junior Sportsperson of the Year – Tessa Burns

Nimon and Sons Prize for Overall Senior Sportsperson of the Year  – Eva Goodisson


Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools’ Sports Awards

Woodford House had eight students named as finalists for the HBSS Sports Awards held on 31 October. Monique Way (cricket), Olivia Ward (hockey), Ruby Hansen (athletics), Nikki Livingston (basketball), Georgia Trent (netball), Pieta Parvin (netball), Farren McGregor-Smyth (kayaking), Eva Goodisson (athletics, triathlon/duathlon).

Nikki Livingston won the Student Contribution to Sport Award, in recognition for her time and effort spent officiating and coaching basketball.


Woodford House also had 15 students awarded their Growing Coaches Award. This is a course run by Sport Hawke’s Bay with the aim to grow leadership potential in young people, primarily through sport and recreation.

Ms Briar Chalmers, Sports Coordinator