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Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2018 Results and Prizegiving

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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.  

We held our prizegiving and breakup on 3 September.  A big thank you to all the coaches and managers for their time and commitment to their teams at weekly games and practices, and to all the parents and families for your support.  Well done to all our trophy winners this year:

Marty Rockets (6-aside B Grade winners) – coach Liz Larkin/manager Kiely Marshall:

Most Valuable Player:  Macey Bruce

Most Improved Players:  Zoe George and Hannah Firth

Most Consistent Player:  Oliver Marshall

Marty Magic (6-aside B grade) – coaches Marco de Groot & Liz Larkin:

Most Valuable Player:  Zuza Riddell

Most Improved Player:  Emily Robinson

Most Consistent Players:  Jackson Funnell and Rubie Rickey

Martinborough Green (1/2 Field C Grade winners) – coach Clare Miller/manager Liz Larkin:

Most Valuable Players:  Aleesha Hume and Bonnie Miller

Most Improved Player:  Jakob Sweeney

Most Conscientious Player:  Annabelle Guscott

Martinborough Black (11-aside B Grade) – coaches Amanda Draper and Brooke Tuffield/manager Pip Goodwin:

Most Valuable Player:  George Fenwick

Most Improved Player:  Melinda Marshall

Most Conscientious Player:  Lydia Mason

Most Consistent Player: Bailey Reedy

Martinborough 1st XI (11-aside A Grade runners-up) – coach Neens Bruce/assistant coach Sonya Hume/manager Carolyn Jephson:

Most Valuable Player:  Patrick Nicholson

Most Improved Players:  Ebony Wills and George Broom

Most Conscientious Players:  Alex Mason (goalie) and Libby Hughes

Sportsmanship Trophy: 1st XI team

We have received a grant of $1,170 from the Sports NZ Rural Travel Fund which will be returned to players in the form of fuel vouchers.  We are extremely grateful for this grant and its contribution towards the cost of players travelling to games at the Clareville turf during the season.  

Rep hockey training is in full swing, with the U13 tournaments being held throughout New Zealand in the second week of the October school holidays.  Good luck to all the players and teams in those tournaments.  Twilight hockey kicks off next term on Wednesday 31 October for all primary year levels – a great way for the kids to keep up their fitness and practice their skills ready for the 2019 season!

If you have any questions or feedback about the junior hockey season, please contact Pippa Broom (Co-ordinator for Martinborough Hockey) on 0274 169 102.  

Photo caption : Martinborough Green winners of the C Grade competition 

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