Waiheke Marketplace : September 7th 2011
30 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 7, 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) Get out there and find a rugby hero Spotted: England captain Lewis Moody at Auckland airport. Photo: ANDREW GRIFFITHS There's a new game on Wai- heke called Spot-a-star. The game has a short season, just six weeks, and the idea of the game is to spot a rugby star. There will be no winners or losers but those who manage to get a photograph of a rugby player or, even better get a photograph of themselves with a rugby star, may see it published on the sports pages of this paper. Captain of the England rugby team Lewis Moody was snapped at the squad's arrival at Auckland Airport by keen supporters of the England team, Andrew and Lesley Griffiths, who had stayed at a nearby hotel and got up especially early to greet their team. Pictured on the front cover of the Waiheke Marketplace are local board chairwoman Faye Storer and member Jim Hannan who were photo- graphed with Isaia Toeava and Ma'a Nonu at the official capping ceremony for the All Blacks in Aotea Square on Saturday. Anyone lucky enough to get a photograph should email it to news2@waihekemarket place.co.nz and keep an eye on the this paper. CADDIES CHAT With the clubhouse taking off in its new role as the place to go for great food and coffee the club's core business continues on the course. Maintained by volunteers, the greens and fairways are in good shape. Play of the week was a bisque par competition. The challenge was to play the match using up allocated shots without finishing with unused shots. The match went to Adair Dromgoole with plus seven on countback from Nancy Gregory. Nancy took nearest the pin on the 17th hole. World cup opening night Blast off: Rugby World Cup organisers are set to let off $1 million worth of fireworks this Friday. Join in the celebrations at the Viaduct Basin, Quay St and The Cloud this Friday. 4pm: The arrival of Te Herenga Waka. 4.40pm: Live music with Dave Dobbyn at Queens Wharf. 5pm: Kaihoe procession and mass haka. 5.55pm: Mayor Len Brown's welcome followed by haka. 6.10pm: Live music with the Finn Brothers. 7.30pm: Opening ceremony from Eden Park live on the big screen. 8pm: Fireworks show All Lit Up. 8.15pm: Opening match between New Zealand and Tonga, played at Eden Park, on the big screen. 10.15pm: Live performances from Dane Rumble, Midnight Youth, Kora and DJ Manuel Bundy 2am: Queens Wharf closes. Season wraps up with great spirit and a prized vuvuzela SOCCER The Leopards' final game last weekend against Papatoetoe very quickly became so much more. A vuvuzela appeared in the hands of the opposition sup- port crew and Waiheke supporters immediately sent out the challenge. Following a hard played 0-0 game in which James (on loan) was carried off the field with a knee injury, Daniel rolled his ankle but continued to play and Eric added another scar to his battered goalie's elbow, it was decided to hold a friendly penalty shoot out for the treasured vuvuzela. The atmosphere of the entire day was one which should be seen at every game, it was awesome. Supporters' banter was friendly and jovial yet chal- lenging and the sportsman- ship of the players on both sides, particularly when James was injured, was out- standing. The penalty shoot-out team of Brendan, Daniel, Felix, Shamus and Marco put its best foot forward and the resulting 4-2 penalty score led to plans for another vuvuzela challenge on Wai- heke in 2012. Player of the day was Marco and coach's choice was Brendan. A big thanks to Leopards' parents and supporters for their passionate involvement. Thanks also to coach Pat Urlich and managers Karen Thom and Fiona Duncum. -- Paula Murray Successful marathon runner: Scott Winton is a regular winner of the island's Wharf to Wharf race. Marathon man toughs it out for a win in Noumea ' After going through a bad patch in the middle I felt better towards the end and was delighted with the win. ' Scott Winton Regular Waiheke Wharf to Wharf race winner Scott Winton has won the Noumea Marathon. New Caledonia's capital hosted the race on August 21, in unseasonably cool weather due to low cloud cover. Scott won in 2h 29m 11s. He says he was 40 seconds off the leading two at the 4km mark. But he picked up the pace after 5km and caught the leaders at about 7km. He sat behind leader Anthony Farugia of Aust- ralia until the 25km when the pair exchanged the lead a few times. Scott managed to break away after putting in a couple of surges with about 4km to go. After going through a bad patch in the middle I felt better towards the end and was delighted with the win. What a fantastic place New Caledonia is. I have been invited back next year and plan to see more of the island,'' he says. Scott ran his fastest marathon in London in 2005 in 2h 17m 1s.
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