February Sports Round-Up

By Kristan Mouat | Posted: Friday March 4, 2016

February Sports activities include Athletics Day, the announcement of Sports Prefects, increased participation rates across the school with some individual teams impressing in their competitions.

Other highlights include outstanding results in Bowls, Surf-Lifesaving and Basketball.

Congratulations to Jaren Roy who is in the Otago Under 19 Men's Basketball Team. Jaren is also Head of Sports along with Erica Stedman and they have a team of Sports Prefects, along with the Sports Council to organise the many sporting events on the school calendar.

Annie Kennedy Atchison continues to excel in Surf Life Saving after a long summer of training with her club St Clair. Over the weekend of 14 February she competed in the Otago Champs and placed top 3 in all her water based individual and team events.

Near the end of February she competed in the 2 day Southern Region (South Island) Junior Surf Life Saving Championships where she won 2 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze in water individual and team races. She says her proudest moment was winning gold in the Individual Diamond event - this is an "Ironman" type event where competitors have to complete a swim race, transition run, board-race, and a sprint finish. St Clair club dominated the event and took out the title of overall Top Club. This is Annie's last season as a Junior competitor. She has been in Juniors at St Clair for 10 years. Annie will also compete in the Sprint Kayak Nationals at Lake Karapiro, in Hamilton and the Ocean's 16 - Junior Surf Life Saving Nationals at Mount Maunagnui later this term.

Jonty Horwell continues to dominate in Bowls, winning an historic title. During the summer holidays Jonty won the Dunedin Open Singles and became the youngest bowler in the 109-year history of Bowls Dunedin to win a Senior Title.

Jonty will travel to Hamilton in April to play in the Nationals. Jonty has been playing bowls for 7 years and is also a talented indoor bowler, winning the New Zealand Secondary Schools Single Title last winter.

We're looking forward to reporting more fully on tennis, touch, volleyball, cricket, water-polo and sailing as reports come to hand.  Staff are making regular animated report-backs in staff meetings.

Sports Prefects:



Panashe Gwavava – House Sports Prefect, Sports Council and Climbing

Izzie Locker – House Sports Prefect, Sports Council.

Shania Quinn – House Sports Prefect, Sports Council, Basketball.

Kate Denys – Sports Council and Hockey.

Mica Goldsmith-Lonie – House Sports Prefect, Sports Council, Coaching, Volleyball, Football, Futsal.

Henri Gaudin – Sports Council, Gym Monitor, Football, Futsal, Hockey

Jacob Gosling – Sports Council, Athletics, Rugby and

Jonty Horwell - Sports Council, Elite Sports, Bowls.

Erica Stedman – House Sports Prefect, Sports Council,

Neve Beens – Sports Council, Netball.

Jaren Roy – Sports Council, Basketball, Elite Sport.

David Spencer – House Sports Prefect, Sports Council, Cricket.

David Prime – Sports Council, Futsal and Football.

Tayla Ward – Sports Council, Elite Sports.

Katherine Woolrych – House Sports Prefect, Hockey, Volleyball.

Dylan Deans-Bennett – House Sports Prefect, Tennis, Cricket.

Please email Francine Vella on frv@lphs.school.nz if you have any sports related achievements we can celebrate.

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