Waiheke Marketplace : March 23rd 2011
30 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) Coaches visit schools Expert tuition: Coaches from Auckland Rugby pass on skills at Te Huruhi Primary School yesterday. Ten coaches from Auck- land Rugby visited all three Waiheke Schools on Tuesday for a day of specialist coaching. The day wound up with a coaching clinic in the evening for the managers and coaches of Waiheke Rugby s 11 teams. The visit of so many coaches is unprecedented and follows the very suc- cessful reintroduction of Waiheke High into the Auckland Secondary Schools competition last season. The two Waiheke High School teams excelled themselves, the Under 76kg side winning the secondary schools title for their grade at their first attempt. The coaching visit also supports the efforts of Waiheke Rugby in meet- ing the cost of travel for players in all grades -- some $34,000 annually -- so that island players can join in Auckland competitions. The Auckland coaches split into two groups div- ided between Te Huruhi Primary and Waiheke Primary for the two coaching sessions in the morning. They moved on to Wai- heke High in the after- noon where senior students were given specialist coaching in front row and lineout work and back play. Then year 7 and 8 students were given coaching on junior rugby. The day ended with sessions for the club s junior coaches and then a Rugby Smart/Small Black workshop for all coaches and managers. Waiheke Rugby chair- man Bruce Sciascia says the club greatly appreci- ated the effort made by Auckland Rugby and its coaches in visiting the island and spending so much time at the schools. It recognises the great work being done by the club and the high school in making team sport available to so many of the island s young people. -- Vern Whitehead Singles action paves way for teams finals tomorrow Singles champ: Pete Syred, left, with runner-up Tim Maxon. The Waiheke Tennis Club singles champion- ships for 2011 saw a great line-up of players compete for the titles. The matches, which were played out over the weekend, saw Pete Syred take out the men s singles with Tim Maxon runner-up. The eventual winner of the plate was Chris McCafferty with Ron Neil runner-up. The very close match went to a tie-break in the final set with Chris taking the honours. The team tournament finals will be played tomorrow at 5.30pm. Highest-scoring team Mudbrick will play Deaddog with the third team Phigroup coming up against the Majestics. A barbeque and prizegiving will follow all the action on the tennis courts. Fun in the pool at Te Huruhi School gala Swim it to Win it was a swimming gala for senior students at Te Huruhi Primary School. Three pupils share their experiences of the event. Making a splash: Will Osborne. Photos: PHIL WAINWRIGHT ALLY SCIASCIA: It s Te Huruhi School, it s Tuesday, March 8, and it s swimming sports. The competitive people were up first, it was their freestyle. The crowds were on the edge of their seats when the first race started. Everyone went Yeah, go go go, yeah. It was very loud and people had signs. It was cool. The competition was still going and next up was the backstroke. The crowds were cheering when the people were just going down to get their caps on. When they started, the swimmers in the pool were banging into the rope and at the end there were two flutter boards just in case they banged into the wall. After morning tea it was relays. Room 11 came first, second was Room 12 and Room 19 came third. Room 11 cheered because they had won. The fun races were awesome. They had flut- ter board fancy, noodle giraffe, dive bomb, piggyback, fill the cup and under-over ball races. It was hilarious. We all had lots and lots of fun! MIRO FISCH: On Tuesday, March 8 the senior kids at Te Huruhi School had a swimming gala. First they had free- style races. Then they moved on to backstroke. Then there were two- lap races, 50 metres long. It was lots of fun, Mrs Travers said. The two-lap race was a bit hard, Sam said. Mr Wainwright was taking photos. After the competitive swimming there were fun races. There was noodle giraffe and piggyback and flutter board fancy. Sam said the swim- ming gala was fun and hard. Everybody loved it. Putting their backs into it: Max Lowe, Jordon Moy and Alex Matthews. SOPHIE ARDERN: First were the competitive races. Two very brave year 3 children, Bess Watson and Nico Cribb, raced each other in freestyle and backstroke. Then the year 4s had their freestyle races. The children were all shouting and cheering. Alice Hailstone and Miro Fisch were very successful in these races. Next it was year 5 freestyle. Sophie Ardern and Otso Tuo- minen won their races. Then it was the year 6 races. Georgia McNally and Will Osborne were the winners. After freestyle it was the backstroke races. Lucas Dunn and Sophie Green- slade were the year 4 stars. Otso Tuominen and Jessica Croawell were the successful backstrokers in the year 5 race. Zhana Hutchinson and Eli Clarke were the winners in year 6. After the back- stroke, some brave swimmers attempted to swim 50 metres, two lengths of the pool. The class relays were won by room 17, room 11 and room 14. After a short break, some children who hadn't participated yet took part in the fun races. There was a dive bomb race and a fill the cup race. The final points tally was won by room 14, with room 15 second and room 12 third. Itwasafunand great day. CADDIE'S CHAT Following the first round of the Nancy McCormick foursome, Anita Gibb and Jessica Burns held the lead over Denise Allen and Jeanette Muggleston. However, Agnes Tully and Adair Dromgoole took the lead on the second day to go through and take the trophy. There were no twos in the competition but Helen Magee took nearest the pin. The 18-hole midweek matchplay team members thank supporters of their raffle which was drawn on Saturday. The prizes went to Robin Mangos and Aaron Smith -- congratulations. Upcoming events: The Tingey Cup, a mixed Canadian Foursome is on March 27, starting with a 9am registration. Find a partner and join us for a game.
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