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Martinborough Golf Report

October 3, 2018 October 2018, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Report

Spring sprang a leak early in September with many days being called off, and the course closing for a short time (for being underwater).  However the cold snap passed, the ground dried out and our intrepid golfers wiped down their trundlers, dried out their gloves and drove home some good results.

Grumpies winners this month have included Peter Price and Ray Matthews, hopefully Terry might give us a glimpse of their infamous ladies tee league soon.

The 9-holers have missed a couple of days due to inclement weather but made up for it on following weeks, winners have been; Gaylene Delby-Neal and Jan Fergusson. The Thurlowe 4BBB was won by Sherryl Howie & Billie Holmes.

The ladies have also had to play catch up this month; winners have been Marilyn MacKenzie and Carol Parkinson. The ladies finally beat the drought and beat Royal Wellington in the 50th playing of the Ladies Stout Tournament, Sandra Petersen had the top score – good on you Mrs Gumboot! … Continue Reading

Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2018 Results and Prizegiving

October 3, 2018 October 2018, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2018 Results and Prizegiving

We’ve had a really successful hockey season this year with two of our five teams winning their grade in the primary competition at Clareville, and one team placing runners-up.  Our Martinborough Green team won the C-grade of the ½ field competition and our Marty Rockets team won the B-grade of the 6-aside quarter field competition.  The 1st XI team made it to the final of the A-grade competition but were defeated 4-0 by top of the table winners, MIS Blue, in an exciting match.  Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and managers of these teams.   … Continue Reading

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap Up 2018

October 3, 2018 October 2018, Sports Comments Off on Kahutara School Hockey Wrap Up 2018

Kahutara School Hockey has had some great success this season.  Three teams competed in various Wairarapa Hockey Association grades, with the Kahutara Junior Red team in the Tuesday night 6 Aside quarter field competition; the 6 Aside A team in the Friday night half field competition; and the 1st XI team in the Wairarapa Primary and Intermediate Schools B Grade competition. 

 All three teams punched above their weight, with the Red team making it to the semi-finals of their grade and the 1st XI finishing runners-up.  With an impressive 54 goals for and only 24 goals against them, the 1st XI team finished the season with 10 wins, 1 draw and only 2 losses, both to Kia Kaha, with unfortunately one of those losses being in the final.  

The group worked very well as a team all season, with some great passing and brilliant goals as a result.  

Congratulations to all the children from all three teams for making Kahutara School proud, playing fair and trying hard every game.  Special congratulations to the trophy winners in each team.  Red team MVP: Grace Jaspers; 6 Aside A team MVP: Rhiannon Clark; 1st XI MVP: Angus Jaspers, Most Improved: Rheno Andersen-Clay and Most Dedicated: Archie Clark/Guy Jaspers.  Rheno was also named in the Wairarapa Boys Curtis Cup team.        

A big thank-you to all the parents for your wonderful support over the season, and especially to those parents who coached the teams

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

June 11, 2018 June2018, Sports Comments Off on Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to travel to America.

The New Zealand team will attend competitions being held in Le Grange Kentucky from the 9th to the 15th of July. There they will be competing against teams from Australia, South Africa, Canada and The United States. The biggest challenge is that they will be riding provided ponies and that they will only have three days to get used to and bond with before the competing starts.

The NZPCA Teams Championships were held over two days at Solway with teams from all over New Zealand competing. The Wairarapa-Wellington  team of Jeremy Thurston, Piper and Lucy Marshall  Xanthe Furket and Alex Anstis won from Hawkes Bay in a nail biting finish. This is only the second time the Wairarapa- Wellington team have won this prestigious contest with much of the credit going to the team coach Ginni Thurston. … Continue Reading