Our school Hockey teams had an absolutely outstanding Round One of the local competition in Tauranga this week.
Five Ōtūmoetai College girls teams, two boys teams and a six-a-side mixed team took part in the local competition held at Blake Park.
There are three secondary schools divisions and our girls’ teams won all three divisions. The 1st XI won the Secondary Schools Premier League. Our 2nd XI and Junior A team played in the Division One final, with the 2nd XI winning in a penalty shoot out after a 1-1 draw. Our junior B girls won the Division Two competition.
In the boys competition, our 1st XI boys finished 3rd in the Secondary Schools Premier League and our 2nd XI Boys finished 3rd in Division One.
All our Hockey players have had a great start to their season and we look forward to seeing how they fare in Round Two.
Congratulations to Danielle Fowler of Ngati Ruanui, who represented the Māori Football Aotearoa youth female team in an international match against the Cook Islands U16 team last Friday.
The final score was 0-0 but the team is hoping to have a rematch with the Cook Island team in October. They are currently waiting for confirmation of this going ahead.
Congratulations, Danielle. This is an amazing achievement. It is a special moment to represent your country at any level. We wish you all the best in your next match if it goes ahead.
Siblings Kenta Beech and Millie Beech competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Judo Championships over the recent holidays.
Both competed extremely well in their weight classes, gaining outstanding results.
Kenta finished with Gold to became the U66kg Male Champion. Millie finished 3rd, picking up Bronze in the Female U57kg Grade. This is an incredible result for these two and we wish them all the best in their upcoming events.
Congratulations to Ashton Blair and Eva Guccione who have both been selected for NZ Canoe Slalom squads.
They have both had amazing seasons on the water, so it is awesome to see their hard work paying off with National Squad selections.