Our senior netball team are staying at the Formosa Golf Resort for
the week to attend the Upper North Island Secondary School Netball
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Wentworth Rowers have had a great week at Lake Ruataniwha. 3 squads have made into the B Finals, and 2 have made it through to the A Finals. We wish them all the best for their races, finishing tomorrow (Saturay).
Congratulations to our sailors for their excellent results on the final day of the North Island Inter-Schools Sailing Regatta. Wentworth sailors took 2nd place, just 1 point behind our old rivals from Keri Keri. With the Nationals taking place during the school holidays, we know our sailors will be giving everything they've got to turn those placings around!
Wentworth sailors enjoyed great racing today in Day 1 of the regional Regatta. They have
won 11 out of 13 races so far, placing them in a close second at this stage. They are
looking forward to a great day of racing tomorrow.
On 12th/13th March, the Wentworth College Sailing Squad trained with Kerikeri High School sailors in preparation for the Secondary Schools' Teams Racing Nationals in Algies Bay in April. The sailors spent a glorious day on the water as they made the most of the opportunity to hone their skills, ready for the Nationals.
With the 2016 Athletics, 10 school records were equalled or broken. It was fantastic to see students pushing themselves to break personal bests and school records - this intrinsic motivation says much about their positive characteristics and perseverance. Well done to all competitors who tried their best in what turned out to be difficult weather conditions.
Wentworth sailors had a great weekend on the water over Anniversary weekend. Sean Herbert (Y10) took the top place in the Auckland Starling
Championships, and Oliver Reeves (Y11) achieved a 6th
place in the Laser Class at the Auckland Anniversary Regatta. Well done!
Four Wentworth Sailors entered the largest centreboard regatta in the southern hemisphere on December 5th and 6th, the Sir Peter Blake Regatta. Every sailor was given a pair of red socks in commemoration of the 20th anniversary since Sir Peter himself wore them and brought the Americas Cup to NZ.
All four sailors were sailing in relatively new boats to them personally and had incredible results. Sailing conditions were perfect on both days.
Harper Johnston achieved a Silver in Starling Green, Sean Herbert a Silver in Starling Open, Oliver Reeves 24th and Liam Herbert 26th in the Laser Radial class against Olympic sailors.
Huge congratulations to our Premier Netball girls. Coach, Tania Cargo, says the girls have
played some fantastic netball this week and, after one win and one loss in the
semi-finals today, the girls have moved up a grade, qualifying to compete in
the 'B' grade at UNISS next year. With
only the top 3 from 32 in a division, it was no mean feat. An awesome effort from a very committed and
After battling through 2 very tough games and some atrocious weather today, our Premier Netball girls have made it through to the Top 4 at UNISS. Tomorrow sees the semi-finals in the morning and the finals in the afternoon and we wish them all the best. Go Wentworth!!