Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
42 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 26, 2011 SPORT Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Shade Sails Boat Covers Truck Covers Bin Covers One off Covers Sail Repairs PVC Welding Rope Sales All Marine Hardware Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 Fax 09 372 6267 or Email email@example.com 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) Vintage year ahead for Waiheke Rugby Championship winning SeaLink Senior: Fullback and top try scorer Senio Iosefo. WORLD CUP THE BIGGIE The highlight of the 2011 season will be the Rugby World Cup in September and October. Thousands of overseas visitors will be coming to Waiheke for a day or two's break from the the big city and to get their official RWC passports stamped at the Waiheke Island Rugby Club -- the only island rugby club in New Zealand. While the clubhouse will be open for all 48 games in the tournament, for Waiheke residents and visitors, dozens of volunteers will be needed to meet and greet and to provide hospitality for the international visitors. Anyone who can help should contact Vern Whitehead on 372-9109 or 021-831-153, Bruce on 021-770-425 or Mark Heer on 021-223-4717 or 372-6968. It will be a vintage year for Waiheke rugby -- and you're warmly invited to be part of this great celebration. With two championship titles to defend from last season -- plus the up-coming Rugby World Cup -- Waiheke Island Rugby is gearing up for its biggest season ever. The junior club -- ages five to13--hasanewclubcap- tain, Hamish Cormack, one of the SeaLink seniors Auck- land championship-winning players, and coach of last season s ace under-8 team. With eight teams in every age grade, the push is on to find more coaches, managers and helpers to assist. Anyone interested in helping -- no experience needed because training is given -- can call Hamish on 021-026-01500 or Dave Cook on 027-252-7022 or 372-7913. Competition rugby was introduced to Waiheke High School last year and the fourth grade team staggered everyone by winning the Auckland schools 4B cham- pionship. The younger fifth grade side also played some fantas- tic rugby. The success was a tribute to an outstanding coach, Ben Alexander, and manager Sue McCann. Players wishing to try out should call Sue at Shop the Rock on 372-3377 or 372-2188. Two seasons ago, a men s under-85kg team was intro- duced so lighter players could enjoy the most competitive grade in Auckland rugby. Last season, the Aqua Water Waiheke Pirates under-85s excelled them- selves by winning their bowl competition. Intending players should call manager Nick Winger on 021-1744-270 or 372-9551. The championship-winning SeaLink seniors will be defending their title under the same successful coach and captain combo of Ken Gloyer and Ben Bagley. Those wishing to play championship winning footie should contact Ken on 027-255-7363. Making up the last of Wai- heke s great rugby teams are the fun-loving Pressies -- president s grade over-35 years side. Call Bruce Sciascia 021-770-425. -- Vern Whitehead Anyone for tennis? Team Tennis at Onetangi Sports Park starts again on Thursday, February 10.Organised by the Waiheke Tennis Club, the season will include a five-week round robin plus knockout finals, with play starting at 5.30pm. Organisers are call- ing for all interested players to put together a team for some friendly, competitive play. Teams must consist of at least four players with a maximum of six and must include at least one woman. Team fees are $180 which are due on opening night. Matches will be one set to nine games although organisers may reduce this to a six game set in case of darkness. After the fifth round, points will be added, with rounds six to eight a knockout. After the round robin there will be winners prizes and spot prizes. Call Pete Syred on 372-6941 or 027-477-9304, or Monica Moy on 027-202-3860. Summer lessons: Waiheke Swim School instructor Cathie Jones teaches water safety and swimming techniques at the Te Huruhi School pool. Little swimmers lap up lessons By LYNDAL JEFFERIES The Waiheke Swim School is in full swing with classes almost booked out for the next eight weeks. Organiser Cara Tahapei says she has five instructors teach- ing up to 168 children a day in the Te Huruhi School pool. Ms Tahapei has been teach- ing swimming on the island for six years and running the swim school at the Te Huruhi pool for the three years. There is always a real need for learn to swim classes on the island. We are surrounded by water and get on and off ferries all the time, ultimately there is more risk for our children than urban families, she says. The instructors Tony Wood, Aleisha Kihi, Fern Alexander, Kristy Milne and Cathie Jones have all been trained to teach both water safety and swim- ming techniques. Ms Jones says many Waiheke children are confident in the sea, but they can easily get out of their depth. The swimming classes teach children safety skills to help them if they find themselves in an unexpected situation, she says. The classes are geared for youngsters from six months old to teenage. Freestyle, back- stroke, breaststroke and butter- fly are taught to develop tech- nique and endurance. A special Whanau Nui course for families has also been offered this year in association with Swim Safe New Zealand. Ms Tahapei says: We would love to be able to teach swim- ming all year round and I would fully support the development of a covered, heated swimming pool on the island." Ms Jones says the additional cost of travelling to town and the closure of the Tepid Baths pool has made access to year- round swimming too expensive for most families. I hope the new local board will lobby for a new pool for our community, so all of our chil- dren can swim safe. All Waiheke Swimming Lesson enquiries can be directed to Cara Tahapei at swimwaiheke@hot mail.co.nz or phone 372 4262.
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