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February 9, 2016 February 2016, Sports Comments Off on Velo fellows

Bill leads a fellow ‘Velo Fellow’ through a corner. Photo courtesy  John Cosgrove Photography.

Bill leads a fellow ‘Velo Fellow’ through a corner.
Photo courtesy John Cosgrove Photography.

‘Velo fellows’ is the nickname enthusiasts bestowed on the Velocette classic motor cycle racing team which includes well known local Bill Biber as one of it’s riders. Bill has known Nick Thompson and Phil Price, the men behind the team, for around twenty years.

Nick and Phil met during their University years. They shared a recreational interest in modifying Velocette street bikes for classic racing. From University Phil taught art at Christ College before deciding to combine art with his engineering expertise to branch into creating kinetic art, the Zephyometre by Wellington Airport is an example of his work.
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Martinborough bowls

February 9, 2016 February 2016, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough bowls

The club finalised their first championship of 2016 on anniversary weekend with the playing of the open mens fours.

Hayden Frew, Lester Dee, Peter Ireland and Neville Smith were victorious over David Murray , Blue Hunt, Robert Murray and Tony Lee, 2-0, in the best of three game final.
Scores were tight in both games and fortune could have swung either way in both encounters. However, it was Smith and company who held their composure to hold on in each game for close wins, 12-8 and 12-9.

The club triples will be the next championship decided and results will be displayed in the next issue.

Thursday twilight bowls are back each week from 6pm and any interested people are urged to drop by and check out the format.

The club conducts a cash bar and a sausage sizzle is available for all to partake of.

Martinborough Junior Hockey

October 19, 2015 October 2015, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Junior Hockey

Martinborough-Junior-HockeyWe have come to the end of a fantastic hockey season, with only a couple of the Saturday games washed out at the Clareville turf.  A big thank you to all the coaches and managers for their time and commitment to their teams at weekly games and practices throughout the winter.  Also to all of the parents and families for your support at games – the children love having you there to cheer them on.  … Continue Reading

Martinborough Ladies Hockey Club News

October 19, 2015 October 2015, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Ladies Hockey Club News

Mb-ladies-HockeyWow what a season!
Martinborough Ladies Hockey entered just one team in the Wairarapa Women’s Hockey Competition this year, in the Women’s 3 Grade. The team played very extremely well all season, winning all but three of our games, and one of these was a draw. We finished on top of the table after the round-robins and beat Featherston Foxies 3-1 in the final. Well done girls!

As a recent fundraiser, members of the team were waitresses at a 50th birthday party at the Town Hall. We are always looking for fundraising opportunities such as these. … Continue Reading


Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

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