Sports Round Up

There have been lots of high achievers in sport this term.

Lilah Langi-Scott Figure Skating

Lilah is super excited and rightly so as she is preparing to skate for New Zealand at the Oceania International figure skating competition held in Melbourne this month. This is her second time skating at this event. Last year it was held in New Zealand so this time there is the added excitement of skating in another country for the first time.

Lilah was re- selected for the New Zealand rep team at Nationals last October where she placed first in the intermediate Novice girls grade.

Lilah started skating when she was 6 after attending a learn to skate class with a friend, moving on to Development classes and private coaching which enabled her to start competing. Skating has become an absolute passion for her, training 12 hours a week both before and after school.

Lilah is traveling with her coaches Kaho Hirafune and Stephanine Woodacre, and other skating friends from the Dunedin Ice Skating club. Lilah is lucky to have received a Skeggs Foundation grant to help towards her travel. Lilah says that skating makes her really happy and she Loves it. Congratulations and all the best.

Swimming Success
Congratulations to Harrison Osborne who recently attended the Otago Secondary School Swimming Championship. He was first in the U14 boys 100m Backstroke final and set a personal best time. He was 3rd in the U14 50 m backstroke final.

Underwater Hockey
Great news from the Underwater Hockey South Island Champs. Liam Dick was in the top Dunedin team, which won the B grade and took home a gold medal. Emily Dick was vice-captain of the Dunedin school grade team and helped to lead them to a bronze medal. Incredible efforts all round!

Otepoti Collective Event, run by Sport Otago, was attended by 30 Logan Park junior students. This event celebrated the talents and achievements of young people in the community. The overall theme was inclusiveness.

It offered a wide range of exciting activities for young people to participate in. From workshops to sports, active recreation, community projects and wellbeing presentations. 

Check out the photos – wheelchair basketball and volleyball were favourite activities. Students enjoyed just playing at times. There was something for everyone.   

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