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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

Martinborough Junior Squash Tournament

May 23, 2018 May 2018, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Junior Squash Tournament

Competitors Aimee Clouston and Annabelle De Groot

Sunday the 8th April saw 40 enthusiastic junior squash players descend on Martinborough Squash Club to play the Martinborough leg of the Under 900 series. The players came from Wellington in the South to Manawatu and Pahiatua in the North with ages ranging from 8 to 17. We witnessed some impressive performances including from our 15 Martinborough club members.

The Under 900 series is a series of tournament that run through the autumn and winter months and reward participation as well as match results. A final winner is announced at the last leg of the tournaments held in July.

The calibre of squash was fantastic for such an early stage of the season.  … Continue Reading

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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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