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Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

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Kahutara School 1 st 11 Hockey team

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 so well in the early season grading games they ended up in a tough grade for a young team. Made up of our youngest players, comprising 5 to 8-year olds, they were a competitive team showing some great promise. MVP for the season was Samantha Morgan. 

The Kahutara 6 Aside A team played 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 all played. This team was made up of mainly 9- and 10-year olds, and has a number of talented players. MVP for the season was Grace Jaspers. 

The Kahutara School 1st XI remained in the 11 Aside B grade this season. After two challenging grading games at the start of the season, the team rallied well finishing with 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Backing up last years’ runner-up performance in the grade was always going to be tough, especially having lost six Year 8 boys to College at the end of last season. Despite this, the group worked really well as a team, with the younger members certainly contributing to the team performance. The team were capably led by Captain Billy McCreary and Vice-Captain Tom Clarkson. Trophy winners this season were; Most Improved Player: Makaela Murray, Most Dedicated: Guy Jaspers and Marci Pillar, with also special mention of Guy Handyside and Rhiannon Clark, and Most Valuable Player: Billy McCreary.   

Honor Clark   Kahutara School Hockey Co-ordinator

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