Waiheke Marketplace : January 11th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 25 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 11, 2012 NEWS Rouge race raises funds for students Winning women: From left: Vanessa Moody, third; winner Gemma Cartwright; and second place-getter Rebecca Burridge. The Madame-Rouge cross- country fundraising run and walk was held among the vines in the Onetangi Valley early on Saturday. In its fourth year, a record number of entrants raised $2950 for the Waiheke High School Scholastic Trust. Event organiser Barnett Bond says the threatening weather and rain in the early hours of the morning had made the grass course slightly wet and interes- ting . However there was no rain at all for the duration of the race and the overcast con- ditions were cool and made it a very pleasant run. Dr Bond says a few of the walkers had sported the fancy dress costumes they had previously worn in the Bordeaux marathon. They likened the Waiheke event to the famous French marathon but without the wine at every stop. Seven vineyards and olive groves gave permission for the race to cross their land. Dr Bond says feedback from runners and walkers showed they had enjoyed the beautiful course in the Onetangi wine valley. We d like to thank Cypress Ridge, Peter and Sonia Watts and friends, Obsidian, Hay Paddock, Te Motu, Stonyridge, Wild on Waiheke, and Miro for their support. And special thanks go to to Placemakers and Fullers for their sponsorship and support. First home in the women s running race was Gemma Cartwright in 34min, 20sec, second was Rebecca Burridge in 39min, 30sec and third was Vanessa Moody in 44min, 41sec. First place in the men s running race was Gary Wil- ton in 34min, 15sec, second was Nick Fitness 34min, 17sec and third was Aaron Needham in 34min, 21sec. Dr Bond says bequests can be made to the Waiheke High School Scholastic Trust at ASB account number 12-3114-0144858-00. New talent centre scouts three skilled footballers In action for the Stags: Eli Timmins-Scanlon, right, is one of three footballers to be selected for Auckland Football's new talent centre. Three 12-year-olds from Waiheke United AFC have been selected for the inaugural Auckland Football Federation Tal- ent Centre training squad to start in Term 1. Miles Saunders, Eli Timmins-Scanlon and Callum Stickland all attended a two-day weekend trial in Decem- ber and then had a ner- vous wait for the out- come. Club president Mike Gray rang the successful players just before Christmas. They were all pretty ecstatic. I felt like Santa Claus, he says. Auckland Football development officer Simon Richards says: One of the goals of the centre is to create an aspirational pathway for talented players to prog- ress towards higher rep- resentative honours, starting with national age group teams at U17. Evidence from lead- ing football nations, coupled with academic research, has shown the importance of talent development systems to maximise potential. MrGraysaysitisa great result for the club because they were the only players put forward. There will be more trials coming up for the older age groups and we look forward to more suc- cess, he says. Dr Harrop performs in Live at Five concert Waiheke resident: Violinist Dr Joe Harrop will perform at Whittakers on January 21. The next Live at Five concert at Whittakers will feature Waiheke resident Dr Joe Harrop. Dr Harrop has returned to the island with his wife and family after 12 years in the United Kingdom and will per- form on the violin alongside Kim Naden on the piano. Dr Harrop returned to New Zealand to be director of Sistema Aotearoa, a com- munity development pro- gramme that uses orchestral music to encourage and sup- port positive changes in children s lives. A partnership between the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the programme is based on the successful El Sistema movement in Venezuela and has been run- ning since April 2011 in south Auckland, where 96 children from seven Otara schools learn string instruments in a fun, team environment. The concert -- called Two s Company -- includes sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven and vir- tuoso works by Sarasate and Elgar. Entry to the 5pm concert on January 21 at Whittaker s Museum at Artworks will be $25, and concessions are avail- able. Phone 372-9627 to book. HOLIDAY SOCCER Waiheke United Foot- ball Club is running an ASB Holiday Fun Foot- ball programme from today until Friday at the Onetangi Sports Park fields. The training course is open to all club members. Any visitors to the island aged between six and 12 years are also welcome to take part. The three-day event will run from 9am to noon daily at a cost of $18 per day. Email Mike Gray at president@ waihekeunited. org.nz or phone 372-2889 to register, or turn up at the sports park before 9am.
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