A wrap-up from Summer Tournament Week
The Premier Disc Ultimate team competed in the Open Division of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships in Taupo. Led by captain J. M. Woodward, the team had three good wins on the first day of play over Hamilton Boys’ High School (14-7), Onslow College (10-7) and Katikati College (14-10) with a 6-9 loss to Hutt Valley High School.
Day two of competition saw the team play Katikati College again in the semi-final. Through extra time and a well-fought game, the team lost 8-10. They then played Westlake Boys High School for the 3rd and 4th place playoff, finishing 4th overall with a 7-12 loss. With a large number of Form 5 and 6 students in the team, there is plenty of opportunity for growth well before the 2023 season.
The School’s Rowing squad competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.
Over the six-day regatta, the squad secured eight A finals, a strong performance after the season started two months late in Auckland, and there were few opportunities to compete at regattas.
Making an A final places a crew in the top eight nationally, with 110 schools and 1,300 athletes competing at the Maadi Cup this year.
Of these crews, congratulations to the four crews who earned medals.
- The Under 17 Four received Bronze
- The Under 17 Double received Silver
- The Under 16 Eight received Silver
- The Under 16 Four received Gold
These medals and other strong results reflected well on a team who has supported and pushed one another to achieve their best this season. These results placed the School in 8th place on the overall points table.
After missing out on the Top 8 at the North Island Secondary Schools Championships, the Premier team showed tremendous pride and resilience to beat Rosmini College (6-3), St Peter’s College (11-7), Western Springs College (11-5), Sacred Heart College (11-4) and Kristin School, where the team won 30-3, the largest margin of any game of the tournament, to finish 9th overall with captain W. H. Cotter scoring an impressive 14 goals.
The team showed improvement tactically and mentally during the tournament after losing to tournament winners, Tauranga Boys’ College in pool play. The team are now preparing for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships in the Term 1 holidays.
The Yachting team competed at the Auckland Secondary Schools Championships and entered day two of the round robin undefeated.
The juniors took to the helm and maintained the standard putting the School in first place before the knockout stages.
The School performed well to beat Kristin School in its quarter-final and King’s College in the semi-final. In the final against Westlake Boys High School, the team started slow. A number of penalties followed to put them behind and take second place at the Auckland Championships. The team have a chance to reverse the final result at nationals later this year.