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Martinborough Golf Report

May 15, 2019 May 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Report

As autumn rolls away into it’s last month and we embrace winter; the nights are getting longer and although this last week has been pretty mild, the colder weather is keenly waiting in the wings!!  Hopefully you’ve swept your chimney out and might have enjoyed some nights in front of the fire – remember the club are selling cords of firewood to raise money for the club, so get in there and order yours today.  The greens have been cored and are already bouncing back incredibly quickly – special thanks to the group of guys who volunteered to step in and helped the greens staff with the process.

Grumpies winners this month have included:- Phil Reid, Ray Matthews and Malcolm Bridge.  

9-holer winners have included:- Tingay Davidson (twice) and Adrienne Sisson.  They went to Masterton Lansdowne to play in their annual Southey Honda Trophy Tournament – unfortunately the main prize stayed in Masterton this year but a few of the prizes were taken out by our girls; nearest the pin – Tingay and longest drive Elizabeth Goodall.

Ladies winners have included:- Pamela Messervy, Susan Dinnison, Marion McKenzie and Georgie Wadey. Unfortunately, the ladies have been plagued by a number of pennants matches being abandoned due to bad weather – generally after they have turned up at the opponent’s courses – better luck going forward ladies!!

Thursday Club winners have been, Johnson Williams, Tony Taylor, Davis Lester Clarke, Keith Rayner & Shane Hartnell – they are holding a ‘Friendship Tournament’ on 16th May – come along! … Continue Reading

Junior sport

May 15, 2019 May 2019, Sports Comments Off on Junior sport

Next month we will be running our Junior sport section and invite all managers or coaches of junior teams to send in reports and pictures of your team.

Currently I have contact details of  football,  hockey, netball and rugby coaches. We would love to hear from other sports being played. Please either contact me for publishing details  (beckett36@gmail.com ) or send your report to that address. The deadline is 4pm Wednesday May 29th. However it is always helpful to us if you can have it in a bit earlier.

Meanwhile: 

Like to try Badminton? 

Are you and your children looking for a winter sport? Clareville Badminton is a family- friendly club that meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm at the A & P Hall in the Clareville complex

All abilities are catered for and our season runs from April till October. Come along on 30 April and give badminton a go for FREE – rackets available.

For any queries or to register your interest, please email Julia:

on ruralwriter70@gmail.com

National Champion 

February 11, 2019 February 2019, Sports Comments Off on National Champion 

Kuranui College student Lucy Marshall is the 2019 NZ Mounted Games under fourteen champion. The title was achieved riding her pony Tommy at the New Zealand Championships were held over eight days in January at Christchurch. 

The first two days were the singles championship preliminary rounds with the finals held on the third day. 

Two days were then given to tuition given jointly by the New Zealand  team coach and an Irish trainer. 

The Canterbury team championships were  held over the last three days of the event. Lucy was a member of both the under seventeen and the open grade teams. Both teams won their competition. 

Jeremy Thurston from Kahutara riding Copper was a member of the winning open grade team and was chosen as a member of the New Zealand team . Jeremy was also a member of the New Zealand team which competed in America last year.

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – calling all players (young & old-er)

February 11, 2019 February 2019, Sports Comments Off on WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – calling all players (young & old-er)

How time flies as we are already gearing up for a new season for the Juniors and Senior team.

If you haven’t heard much about us, where have you been! 

Each year we have at least 6 junior teams (of all ages and abilities) taking to the field to represent the town and a ‘slightly’ older contingent playing in the Wairarapa 2nd Division.

Last year our Junior teams were fantastic – everyone playing their part to ensure that Martinborough FC will be a force in the Junior leagues for many years to come (and having coached a few local ‘newbies’ pre-Christmas there is a lot of talent out there).

So if you are looking for something for your children to do (ages from 5 up to 12/13) then please get in touch at the email below and we can then keep you in the loop with our planned activities, pre-season training etc…

For the Senior team, we will be looking to start pre-season training on Tuesday nights – the first being 12th Feb 2019 down at the football grounds from 6.30pm to about 8pm. 

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The mighty green and black

Its been a long time coming, 28 years in fact but Martinborough are proud holders of the Tui Cup!!  Our Premier team won against Gladstone in a close entertaining game 36-32.  It felt like the whole town was at the game and the support was heard and noticed by the …

Martinborough Golf Round-Up

As we pass into our final month of Winter with Spring creeping ever closer, it’s always uplifting to see lambs in the paddocks – especially when they’re appreciating a beautiful day of sunshine of which we have been lucky to enjoy several in July. By in large the golf hasn’t …

Martinborough Ladies’ Hockey Club

The Martinborough Ladies Hockey Club are having a successful season in the Women’s 2 grade this year. Having retained most of last years’ players and gaining a few new younger ones, the team has managed to win more games this season. Team morale is high with playoffs upon us, with …

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