By Arnika Hazelwood | Posted: Tuesday August 1, 2017
Our students have been busy training and competing across a range of sports, including Curling.
Mane Marshall (17) continues to impress in Boxing. He won the Southland Boxing Age Group Championships and was named Boxer of the Tournament. Mane will go on to compete in the Nationals in September.
Ella Molteno (14) is an emerging talent and competed in the New Zealand National Luge Championships recently. She placed 4th in the Senior Women's division. Ex-student, and NZ representative Tayla Ward was third in the same competition which illustrates the level of competition.
In July at the Badminton Nationals, Jorja Hutton and her Otago Under 15 Badminton team finished second in the round robin section and were put into the first division for the rest of the competition. This put them up against NZ rep players which meant some extremely tough games for all. Jorja and her team finished 5th in the 1st division.
In Handball, Zoe Degas and Laura Graham and Joe McKee are in the Otago U19 training squad and competed in the South Island Tournament in Christchurch in the first week of July.
In Football a number of students are Otago Representatives and will go to the South Island Tournaments in the September/October school holidays:
Joseph Araya - 16th grade A grade
Matai Bowen and Eamon Lupton-Wilson - 15th grade B (with Amasio Jutel and Albert Baeumer on the short-list as non-travelling reserves)
Harry Major - 14th grade B
Ben Devereux and Sam Hulbe Pulver - 13th grade A
Leilani Baeumer U14.
Congratulations to Caitlin Black for achieving her Black Belt in Karate. Caitlin has been studying and practising Karate for the last 10 years and initially was interested in developing self-confidence and the ability to defend herself. She has represented NZ in Under 21 Samurai Karate in the past.
Our Curling team is enjoying the secondary schools' competition and is currently in the top six with finals in August. The team are being coached by Simon Noble who runs secondary school curling. He has been very impressed with our students' attitude and talent!
Regular Winter Sports teams are going well and we enjoyed the Co-Ed Winter Sports Tournament at the end of June. Over a hundred students competed in Badminton, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Curling and Netball.