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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

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

June 11, 2018 June2018, Sports Comments Off on WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club.

We have 6 Junior teams entered in various grades this year and they kicked off their campaigns a few weeks ago and have performed exceptionally well to date – I have had the pleasure in watching most of them so far and each player has worn their shirt and represented Martinborough with pride.

The Junior Festival was held here on 26th May (with 2 more to follow) and we had a fantastic turn out and would also like to thank the team at Mitre 10 for the BBQ and the team at P & K for the food as it is always appreciated.

I would also like to give a special mention to Matt and his team at Burger Craft here in Martinborough as they are an additional sponsor of the Senior team and the club looks forward to supporting Matt and his team as much as he is looking forward to supporting us. … Continue Reading

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

May 23, 2018 May 2018, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Mana Ngaau (the panther) goes on the attack for Martinborough with Tipi Haira in support. Photo Fiona Beattie.

The 2019 is well underway for our Senior teams, we are enjoying some good rugby and look forward to the rest of the season.  With our Premiers and Reserves often playing at different places we often have at least one of them playing at home.

Congratulations to Nikora Ewe,Tristan FluteyTipi HairaJames Pakoti and Christopher Raymond who have been named in the Wairarapa Bush Squad to play in the pre season against Horowhenua-Kapiti on the 5 May.  Our trainer at the Community Gym Damon Tafatu is the Trainer for the team.

The JAB competition kicks off on the 12 May.   If you are wanting socks or shorts these are available behind the bar at our home games, $10 for socks & $15 for shorts.  We also have a selection of supporters gear available – hoodies, t-shirts, singlets, beanies….show your support for Martinborough by wearing the green and black! … Continue Reading

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