ORIENTEERING – Auckland Sprint Series, Central Zone
Every Tuesday, for the past four weeks, a group of Springs students have been going to different schools around Auckland to orienteer around them. For some of these students it is their first time orienteering and they have done amazingly well. We have had people competing in five different grades and some students finishing in the top 10: In Junior Boys, Fergus Reay came 2nd, 2nd, 3rd and 5th, George Wright came 8th and 6th, Angus Williamson came 7th, Forrest Mace came 9th and William Brooker finished 10th. In Intermediate Girls, we had Sylvie Frater coming 5th, 6th and 9th and Anna Cory-Wright Coming 6th, 6th, 7th and 6th. The only Senior Boy in the team, Darius Mortimer-Webster came 5th and 3rd and our only senior Girl Skylar Chapman-Peters came 5th, 5th and 4th.
We have only one more event this term. Congratulations to Anna Cory-Wright, Sylvie Frater, and Fergus Reay who have been selected for the Auckland finals.
We are being coached by Guy Cory-Wright and we would like to thank him for the effort he has put into organising trainings. We would also like to thank all of the people who have driven us across town.
ATHLETICS – Central / West Zone
20 students qualified for the AKSS Central/West Athletic Championships, which were held on Tuesday 28th February at the Trust Stadium, Henderson.
The following students have qualified for the Auckland Athletics Championship, which will
be held at Mt Smart Stadium on Tuesday 21st March:
Jamie Daly-Jones - JB 200m
Ben Hiscotte – IB 400m
Heidi Robinson – SG 3000m
Scarlett Barnes – IG 1500m
Aleesha Hickling – JG High Jump
Constance Murphy – JG Long Jump
Gabrielle Christini – IG High Jump
Hinemoa Fonua – SG Discus
Sofia Gorman – IG Javelin
Tiaan McIntyre – SG High Jump
ATHLETICS - ZONALS
Rafael Hosking - new school record for the Jnr Boys 1500m - 5:03.38 (Jack Naish held the record in 2015 with a time of 5:21.03) Rafael also set a new personal best in the Jnr Boys Long Jump with 4m.75, at the school athletics day he came first with a jump measuring at 4m.56
Tiaan McIntyre - set a new school record and a personal best in the Snr Boys High Jump - 1.85 (Adam Finlayson held the record in 2015 with 1.80m which Tiaan also cleared at the school athletics this year)
Hinemoa Fonua - set a new school record in the Snr Girls Discuss - 25.78m (Kayla Paniora held the record in 2015 with a throw of 21.67)
Frances Va'auli - set a new school record and a personal best in the Snr Girls Shot Put with a throw of 9.97m (Eseta Fale held the record in 2015 with a throw of 9.30m)
SWIMMING – Central / West Zone
The Central / West Zones was held on Monday 13th March at the West Wave Pools, Henderson. Thirteen students represented Springs at the event. Congratulations to
the following students -
Henry Williams, 1st place in the:
Jnr Boys 50m Butterfly
Jnr Boys 50m Backstroke
Jnr Boys 50m Freestyle
3rd equal in the:
Jnr Boys 50m Breaststroke
Angus Kirkman, 1st place in the:
Jnr Boys 50m Breastroke
2nd place in the:
Jnr Boys 50m Backstroke
Jnr Boys 50m Freestyle
Caitlyn Croad, 3rd place in the:
Int Girls 50m Backstroke
TOUCH – North Harbour Zone
With only a few weeks to go until Finals Day, our Mixed team are still leading the eight team competition, having won five of their six games played. Results are –
WON ALBANY 10-2, LOST MAHURANGI 4-5, WON TE RAKI PAEWHENUA 7-5
WON KAIPARA 6-3, WON NORTHCOTE 9-4, WON HOBSONVILLE PT. 8-6.
End of March are the Touch Zonals, to be held at Avondale Racecourse. This event is massive and we have entered our Senior Mixed team to see if we are good enough to qualify for the Touch Nationals, which is traditionally held in Term 4. Go Springs….
TENNIS – North Harbour Zone
We have entered four tennis teams in this term’s competition. Our top Senior Boys
A team remain undefeated after five games. Our top Junior Boy’s team is also in the A Grade and have been battling well against all the senior boy’s teams. Last week they defeated Westlake 4-2 to score their first win. This team will be very tough to beat in Term 4’s Junior zone grades.
Our Junior Boys ‘B’ team remain unbeaten in their C Grade and it is great to see all our junior players developing well. Our Senior Girls team have had a very disruptive programme where Monday school trips have seen our girls thinly represented oncourt.
COACHES and MANAGERS
As our sports programme grows in popularity, our resources certainly get stretched to the max. We are always in need of parental support to either manage or coach a Springs sports team. All Springs teams need an adult to manage them. Managers and coaches get assistance throughout their programme and as a small gesture of appreciation, are invited to the high profile Springs Sports Prizegiving, which is held in early November.
Lacrosse – managers required (see Sami)
Netball – managers and coaches required (see Peter)
Rugby Union – junior and senior team managers and coaches are required (see Richard)
Squash – team managers only are required, as players are coached twice weekly (see Richard)
Sport Centre - Peter McIntyre Sami Va’auli Richard Anderson (09) 815 6730 xtn 730
Rugby Muster # 1 – Wednesday, March 22 (still need a junior boy’s coach..) 330pm – 5pm
School’s Annual Tennis Tournament – Thursday, March 23 930am – 245pm
Rugby Muster # 2 – Wednesday, March 29 (Auckland Rugby to take training) 330pm – 5pm
Squash – Trainings to begin in week 10.