Last weekend, several of our senior teams played Wellington College in a number of fixtures. On Friday night the Senior A basketball side won their College Sport Wellington Top 4 match convincingly 94-71, and remain in equal 1st on points with St Pat’s, Town. On Saturday, both the 1stXI football and 1stXI rugby sides lost matches to Wellington College with the 1stXV going down 30-14 and the footballers going down narrowly 2-1. Both matches were hard fought, with the rugby match much closer than the score line suggests.
In other sport in the past week, the 1stXI hockey side comfortably beat Scots College 6-1 on Friday night and have a top of the table clash against Paraparaumu this weekend in the preliminary semi-final. The winner of this match goes directly into the College Sport Wellington final.
The Junior A basketball side also had a good win over St Pat’s Town this week 105-86, and lead the Junior Premier Division.
In badminton, the Senior A side beat Hutt Valley High school 6-0. The Senior A side has now qualified for the College Sport Wellington final after finishing the regular season in 1st position in the Regional Premier Grade. They now have to wait for several weeks before the College Sport Wellington final on Friday 24 August against HIBS at the Hataitai Badminton Centre.
Junior badminton has now finished for the year with the Junior A side finishing a successful season coming 2nd in Division 1. Although badminton for the most part has now finished for the season, there is an opportunity receive professional coaching from Wellington badminton coaches. A 6-week skills programme is being offered to any Year 9, 10 and 11 boys who want to become better players. These sessions will be held during Tuesday lunchtimes starting 21 August. Registration forms can be picked up from the college office and is limited to the first 20 boys to sign up.
The premier junior rugby and football sides both were without games this weekend.
On Wednesday, we had seven boys attend the College Sport Wellington Road Race Championships and are delighted to say our Tamatoa boys took out the AWD team title and Bevan Cox came 6th in the Intermediate age division.
Over the weekend, the Rongotai College Squash team consisting of Dean Banks, Rohan Patel, Keelan McFayden, Marcus Thompson and Mitchell Henton competed at the NZ Secondary Squash Championships. Although they didn’t win any matches during the tournament, it was a great learning experience for our boys who will come back stronger next time.
I would like to congratulate Kayden Muller and Reon Paul who have been selected in the Wellington Community U18 rugby side and Steven Va’a who has been selected for the Wellington U18 Samoan rugby team.
There is an Injury Prevention and Concussion workshop on Tuesday 14 August for any senior boys who are currently coaching or managing sports teams. For more information, please see Mr Dixon in the sports office.