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Martinborough Golf Round-Up

August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Round-Up

The treacherous but beautiful 18th green’.

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 been too badly affected by the wet weather, and despite being very soggy underfoot in places, the course is looking great and the greens are running superbly…catching many of us unawares with their speed….number 18 has been responsible for quite a few expensive three (and more) putts!!

Grumpies have been unlucky with the weather on a few occasions but winners have included Roger Smeaton and Andrew Lawler. 

Ladies golf in July seems to have been dominated by Julie Weber who has won three times and been runner up once when Adele Cairns snuck past her!  Riverside Cup matches finished with Martinborough ending up in second place.  Team selector, Gretel Dick, was grateful to Jo Loe and Sandra Petersen who played in all the matches and won all their games – nice work ladies!!

Thursdays have had the rub of the green (excuse the pun) with some beautiful days; winners have included Andy Morison, Chris Ranish, Stu Taplin, Mariana, Andrew Sim & Malcolm Wood. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Ladies’ Hockey Club

August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on 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 just two more wins seeing us top the second half of the grade. Fingers crossed! 

Thank you to all those locals that supported our winter firewood raffle and pinecone fundraiser this year. The raffle was kindly drawn by the Mayor and won by a very appreciative Charlotte Lovell.    

A big thank you also to our sponsors, particularly Crawford Trucking who have supported us for a number of seasons, and the Pukemanu E10 Restaurant. 

Next season we are looking to kit the team out in black and green tracksuits similar to those worn by the Martinborough senior rugby and netball club teams. If there are any potential sponsors out there that would like your businesses logo on our tracksuits, we’d love to hear from you.

Honor Clark Club President

Kahutara School Hockey

August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on Kahutara School Hockey

Kahutara School have managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size. 

The Kahutara Blue team play Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did so well in the early season grading games they have ended up in a tough grade for a young team. Made up of our youngest players from school, comprising 5 to 8 year olds, they are a competitive team showing some great promise. 

The Kahutara 6 Aside A team play Friday nights in the half field grade. This grade is designed as a step up from the quarter field grade, with a lot more space for players to pass. More emphasis is placed on learning the rules of hockey with penalty corners, long corners and feet obstructions played. This team is made up of mainly 9 and 10 year olds, and has a number of talented players. 

The 1st XI has remained in the 11 Aside B grade this season. After two challenging grading games at the start of the season, the team has rallied well with 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Backing up last years’ runner-up performance was always going to be though with losing six Year 8 boys to College at the end of last season. Despite this, the group is working well as a team, with the younger members, having stepped up from lower grades, contributing to the team performance. The team is being well led by Captain Billy McCreary and Vice-Captain Tom Clarkson.   

Football

August 21, 2019 August 2019, Sports Comments Off on Football

Usually every month I write about the exploits and endeavours of our Junior and Senior teams for the past month.

Sadly after the events of the morning of Tuesday 30th July 2019, where some vandals have decided to use the Senior pitch as a burn out area for their vehicle, I could not bring myself to write about anything apart from the line below..

Disgusting and gobsmacking behaviour from an individual or individuals who have no respect for the local area and people who work tirelessly to keep their beloved sports up and running.

Paul

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Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

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