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Sep 26, 2017

Wentworth Sailors Win the InterDoms!

'What a regatta! Wentworth finishes victorious after 15 straight wins. Wind conditions on the last day were much lighter than our previous two race days - much like the morning of the training day which gave us really good competitive racing. Simply the best regatta ever for the College and our incredible team! Thank you for such a great regatta, I am very proud of you all!"  Liam Herbert, Captain

Sep 24, 2017

Best of luck to our InterDom Sailors!

Best of luck to the Wentworth Sailors who are currently competing against the top 3 teams in New Zealand and Australia in Melbourne. The weather forecasts have limited the amount of time on the water over the weekend. However, the sailors are back on the water today and have finished Round 1 with 5 wins out of 5 races.  They are now competing in Round 2, with 3 wins out of 3 races at the time of going to press. We are on the edge of our seats awaiting further news from across the Tasman! 

Sep 10, 2017

Wentworth Gymnasts win Gold!

Fresh from their success at the Auckland Secondary Schools Championships, the Wentworth Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics team competed at the New Zealand Schools Championships at the ASB Stadium on Saturday morning.
Despite a few pre-competition nerves, the team of Bronte Heath, Sophia Mueller, Emma Gilpin, Alex Dobson and Caitlin Smith rallied to win the New Zealand Year 9/10 Rhythmic Gymnastics Group title.
Immediately after the group competition, Sophia, Emma, Alex and Caitlin faced stiff competition in the Novice Open Individual grade, with incredible success sweeping all three medals with just 0.167 separating 1st and 3rd place overall


Caitlin Smith - Gold & NZ Champion (All Around) - 14.967
Sophia Mueller - Silver (All Around) - 14.933
Emma Gilpin - Bronze (All Around) -   14.800
Alex Dobson - 5th overall - 13.650
Hoop Routine
Caitlin Smith - NZ Champion
Emma Gilpin - 2nd
Alex Dobson - 3rd
Ball Routine
Sophia Mueller - NZ Champion
Caitlin Smith  - 2nd
Emma Gilpin - 3rd
Following on from the success of the Senior team, the Wentworth Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics team of Caitlin Smith, Natalie Brewer, Teresa Sell and Sophia Gardiner will attempt to add to the medal haul at the AIMS Games in Tauranga this week.

Aug 24, 2017

Senior Boys' Hockey Team Win their Grade!

Congratulations to the Senior Boys' Hockey team who this week defeated Westlake Boys to win Grade 4 in the North Harbour Competition.  It was a great way to finish the season.  Well done to all players on a great year.

Jun 19, 2017

Sailing in Bermuda at the America's Cup

Congratulations to Matthew Rist who has been taking part in the America's Cup O'pen Bic event in Bermuda. He is one of 32 sailors from around the world taking part in this special event which consisted of a two day regatta (in which Matthew placed 14th) as well as putting on a freestyle event for the crowds ahead of the racing between Oracle and Team New Zealand yesterday (19 June). He has had an amazing time representing his country and sailing in the beautiful waters of Bermuda!
Matthew Rist, freestyle in light airs

Jun 15, 2017

Golfing Success for Amy Huh

Talented Wentworth Golfer, 12 year old Amy Huh, recently became the Under 14 Age Group Winner of the 2017 North Harbour Lydia Ko Age Group Championship when she competed in a tournament at the Gulf Harbour Country Club.  Amy, who is on a Golf Scholarship with Wentworth College, combines her studies with professional golf training.  She has an exciting 6 weeks ahead of her as she heads to the USA to compete in the world's biggest Amateur Championships.  We wish her every success and will be following her progress with excitement.

Mar 29, 2017

Wentworth Sailors WIN Regional Regatta!

Our 420 Team Racing Squad had an outstanding North of the Bridge regatta on the 27th & 28th March at Algies Bay. Team Captain, Liam Herbert, led the team very effectively. The wind was 4-12 knots, predominantly from the east with a flat sea-state. There was particularly stiff competition from Kerikeri School in each Round Robin, and Westlake Boys also presented some tough competition in the stronger breeze. For a number of the crew it was their first 420 Teams racing regatta and a lot of learning took place. Our squad developed as a team through the regatta, showing real class in the later stages of the Round Robins and proving they have the composure to perform well when it really matters. 

The final result was a tie between Kerikeri School and Wentworth College at 21:21. The Race Officer then had to look to the individual races against our two schools which we won 3/5. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Feb 21, 2017

Top 12yo Swimmer in NZ!

Congratulations to Lewis Pangalila (Year 9) who was awarded the prestigious 'XLR8' title for the months of November and December 2016 by Swimming New Zealand.  This title recognised Lewis as being the top 12 year old swimmer in New Zealand at that time.

Feb 9, 2017

Dressage Success

Congratulations to Heidi McAlpine (Year 8) who has been selected for the North Harbour Dressage Team to compete in the Waitemata/Rodney District dressage championships next weekend.  She qualified for the team by riding well above her age group in the 17 years and over category, winning both events.  

Nov 9, 2016

New Zealand Rowing Record set

Congratulations to Parekura Kellow (Year 10) who has broken the 13/14 year old girls' rowing record for New Zealand! Parekura (PK) rowed 2km in a time of 7 minutes 30 seconds - shaving 5 seconds off the previous New Zealand record.  PK has been rowing for 3 years and her coach, Mr Ansell, attributes her success to a natural ability combined with a well designed and consistent training regime.  

Aug 30, 2016

UNISS 2016 at Papakura Netball Centre

Our senior netball team are staying at the Formosa Golf Resort for the week to attend the Upper North Island Secondary School Netball Championships

The week started off with a rainy, but successful day. Two convincing wins on Monday against Lynfield and Otumoetai cemented the team's place in the top 16 of B grade. A shaky start on Tuesday morning with a loss to St Dominic's meant we finished 2nd in the pool play to go through to top 16. An exhilarating final game, finishing with an awesome come-back from several goals down, to finish with a 2 goal loss, but a 1 point bonus, ended the day on a complete high. All the girls are in good spirits and looking forward to the upcoming games.

The girls will have 2 games per day for the duration of the week, finishing on Friday.

Jul 17, 2016

BIC Regatta in Manly great success for our sailors

Harper Johnston, Alex Wood, Blake Wood, Soren Johnston, Ethan Manning-Harris, Sean Herbert, and Matthew Rist competed over three days in the Open Bic Cup at Manly in the holidays. 

“Blustery weather during the weekend meant good conditions for junior sailors in the Inaugural New Zealand Winter O’pen Cup at Manly.” Quote, Rodney times

Thirty-three young sailors, including myself and 6 other Wentworth sailors, took part in an exhilarating local winter regatta at Big Manly beach from July 8-10th, using the fast-paced, self-bailing, O’pen BICs. Quite a few first-time BIC sailors had the opportunity to be trained by Sir Russell Coutts, and other local sailing legends, during the weeks coming up to the Regatta.

During the Regatta we wore GPS trackers in our life jackets so that our progress could be monitored via computer and the details of each race could be recorded. Happy faces, along with a record-breaking amount of competitors (from around NZ and Australia) proved that the Regatta was a success. With our very own Sean Herbert the overall winner!

Future participation in regattas has already being planned with a strong Wentworth involvement.

Ethan Manning-Harris

Jun 22, 2016

Years 7&8 2nd XI Hockey Team

The Years 7&8 2nd XI Hockey team are doing very well, particularly given that many are new to the sport or have never played together before. The team includes two players from nearby schools, and often a Year 6 player who helps out when numbers are short. The students have worked very hard to include everyone, and they all get along and play together very well. It’s been a bit of a rough start this season with the team yet to win a game, but their perseverance and positive attitudes are admirable. It’s great to see them all improving, especially since whole-team trainings are impossible and many of the students cannot attend lunchtime trainings due to other commitments. We’re proud of the way they play and the positivity they bring to the games.

-          Kelly Main and Alexis Eccles, student coaches 

Jun 6, 2016

BIC Winter Sailing Fantastic opportunity right on our door step

Soren Johnston, Ethan Manning-Harris, Alex Wood, Blake Wood and Matthew Rist are enjoying the BIC winter sailing sessions at Manly Beach. The sailors are receiving fantastic advice and support from Sean and Liam Herbert and Sir Russell Coutts.
The sessions will end in a North Island Regatta in July 2016.

Queens Birthday no rest for Oliver and Josh

Oliver Reeves and Josh Bull spent 3 full days on the sea training in the AON National Youth Laser Clinic. The first two days were light winds and the squad did starts over and over again. The third day the wind picked up and the squad did speed practice all the way to Rangitoto and back several times.

The sailors from this clinic will train over winter with the intention of attending the Youth Trial Regatta in the hope of being selected for the NZ Youth World Team.