College Sport: Taekwon-do accolades; Sports awards



Messing with the Black family kids from Aquinas College has just become an even less sensible idea.

Maddison Black is now officially following in the talented footsteps of her brothers and achieving major taekwon-do accolades. Maddison competed at the NZ Taekwon-do Championships during the weekend and scored a gold in Sparring, gold in Special Technique (jumping), silver in Power Breaking and bronze in Team Patterns.


Another Aquinas sportswoman celebrating success recently is golfer Alanna Campbell who recently played in the Omanu Senior Silver Ladies' Division Club Championships and won.

She followed this success with a trip to Nelson to represent the BOP (with two others) competing in the NZ Eagles tournament. There were 60 other players from throughout New Zealand and Alanna won the under-17 girls division.

Alanna also competed recently in Rotorua in the Junior BOP interprovincial team where she won all her matches and was named player of the tournament.

Along with winning the Omanu Club Champs, she will represent the club at the Champion of Champions to be played in November.



Beniece Douch played in the New Zealand U19 volleyball team in Thailand during the past holidays, where the team came a respectable 12th place. Beniece played in all the matches despite the last one, battling with illness and fatigue. Sally Davenport played for the U19 Bay of Plenty indoor volleyball team in the interprovincial tournament in Auckland where they won gold.


During the school holidays, Eric Stratton competed in the level five men's Artistic Gymnastics competition in which he won the gold medal in the pommel horse, came seventh on the vault and was ninth overall in the all-around standings.


Anae Dixon competed in the K2 Smith North Island Secondary Schools skiing competition, and won the Senior Women's Slope Style. Anae, in the past, has been runner-up in this competition, but had never won it.


Joshua Dumper has been chosen for the Basketball New Zealand Under-17 Boys team that will play in Sydney and Port Macquarie in January 2013 as part of the Basketball Pacific Tour and the Pacific Coast Slam Tournament.


The sport continues to be strong at the College with both senior teams making the local finals and many students making rep teams. Nikki Furmage, Tiaan John and Luke Fisher have been selected for the Midlands Under-21 development squad, which will run through the summer with the final team selection happening next year. Hamish Dallas, Joshua Evans, Andrew Fraser-Mackenzie, Simon Fraser-Mackenzie, Garrick Du Toit played for the Tauranga Under-15 boys representative team. Ryan Forlong, William Gourley, Robert Morbey, Cole Rippey played in the Tauranga Under-13 Hatch Cup team, while Ross Kehley and Jacob Logan made the Under-13 Hatch development team. Freyja Fuller, Brieana Booth, Stephanie Nicholson, Michaela Wooller and Abby Furmage played for Tauranga Under-15 girls team, with Lucy Cameron, Amie Cox, and Bryre Forlong making the development team. Finally Poppy Porter made the Tauranga Under-13 Collier girls team and Charlotte Mangos the Under-13 Collier development team.


Five students have represented the Bay of Plenty at North Island and National Championships. Ben Robinson has been the No1 ranked boy at Under-19 level winning all his matches during the season. He also played in the senior BOP Div 4 Team in the Northern Region. Josh Pepper and Tristen Downs-Hetet have played for the BOP Under-17 team in the North Island Championships. Michael Lewis and Clare Murray played in the Under-15 BOP team at the same event. They also played in the NZ National Team events in Auckland, finishing a creditable 6th. Michael is in the high performance Northern region squad and played in the individual NZ Championships at North Harbour. He has been selected to trial in the Northern Region team that will be going to the Australian Open in Melbourne next Easter.


Madison Gartner has won the Tauranga Golf Clubs junior girls scratch championships winning the final one up against a player with a much lower handicap rating than Madison.


Sports awards

Danny Kayes and Amon Rimene have been announced as finalists in the BOP Sports awards, which will be held in Rotorua on November 16. Danny is a finalist in the Secondary School Sportsman of the year category and Amon in the Best Student Contribution to Sport category.

Our sports awards were held on Wednesday night at Classic Flyers. The guest speaker was the world's top Rugby Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens.

Prizewinners on the night were:

Sports Boy: Danny Kayes

Sports Girl: Sophia Millar

Junior Sports Boy: Kane Sefton

Junior Sports Girl: Emma Marumaru Flynn

Outstanding sporting achievement by a boy: Sam Durrant

Outstanding sporting achievement by a girl: Simone Couvee

Contribution to sport in the school Michael van der Zanden

Contribution to sport in the community: Amon Rimene

Team of the year: Junior North Island champs, Junior girls Volleyball team

Principals award: Renee Dowling


Our school swimming sports were held last week with six school records smashed. Kane Sefton broke two records held since 1985 by Gary Meiklejohn in the 133m medley 13-and-under age group, and the 100 freestyle with new times of 1.47.12 and 1.04.46. Ben Johnston broke the 14-15 100 freestyle in 59.21 and the 33 fly in 18.44. Danny Kayes broke his own 33 fly record he broke in 2011 in a new time of 17.19 and Jake Cowdrey recorded his record in the 13-and-under 33m fly in 19.35.

Swimming champs for 2012 are: senior Boys: Mason Pickering, senior Girls: Kathryn van der Zanden, intermediate boys: Ben Johnston, Intermediate girls: Kahleia Josephson, junior boys: Kane Sefton and junior girls: Malia Josephson.



A quiet week in sport this week saw our First X1 cricket team play Gisborne Boys' High School in the quarter-final qualification round for the Gillette Cup. TBC chose to bat first and found themselves at 3 for 4 after the first couple of overs. The middle order consolidated to take the team to a final total of 173. TBC then bowled GBHS out for 91. The semifinal round against the top Waikato school will happen next week with the winner going on to the Gillette Cup finals tournament.

Moto cross

On October 18 we took a 19-strong Moto X team to the final secondary schools round, the Hauraki Plains College tournament Patetonga on the Peat. There were 37 schools participating from all over the North Island and TBC placed fifth overall. Reuben Steens who won his class at the GNCC the weekend before had a blinder in the conditions, winning two of his three races to take first overall.


Congratulations to Cullen Browne who attended the Waikato Bay of Plenty Road Cycling Time Trial Champs at Kiwitahi on 6th October. He won the Under 15 boys 10km event in a time of 16 minutes 44 seconds.


Results from the judo champs held in Christchurch during Labour weekend:

James Brogan Bronze (Under 60kg junior men), Jonathon Hodges-Ginns Bronze (Under 66kg cadets), Bronze (Under 66kg junior men).


Sports Awards

The annual awards were held last Thursday evening, and were attended by close to 500 people. The guest speaker was Olympian Gemma Flynn, an ex-student , who gave an entertaining speech on being an international athlete.

The evening culminated with recognition of our 32 athletes who have gained New Zealand age group, secondary school or development team representation this year and our top athletes were also acknowledged.

The Western Bay Credit Union Performers Trophy for best all round Year 9 sports performer was awarded to Georgia Coughlan, The Active Outdoor Clothing Award for Outstanding Achievement at Junior level was awarded to Sophie Stewart-Hobbs. The House of Travel Trophy for Junior Sport Involvement and Leadership was awarded to Kirsty Burrows, whilst the Hynds Trophy for Junior Sportsgirl of the Year was awarded to Ariana Moffatt.

The ANZ Bank Trophy for Team of the Year was awarded to the Senior A Volleyball team. The Eves Realty Trophy for Outstanding All Round Excellence in Sport was awarded to Isabella Kirk. The Chica Gilmer Trophy for An Outstanding Sportswoman at Year 11 or 12 was awarded to Alice Bain. The Rowlands Trophy for Excellence in an Individual Sport had joint winners Kara Timmer and Anna Higgins. The Christine Hammond Trophy for Sporting Commitment, Fair Play and Assistance to Others in Sport was awarded to Michelle Prendiville, whilst the Aneta Reweti Cup For Sportsgirl of the Year was awarded to Amy Robinson who has been selected in three New Zealand Squads this year, Beach Volleyball Under-17, Hockey Under-18 and Athletics New Zealand Youth Olympics.


Sports Awards

Our 2012 Sports Awards was held at The Orchard Church and we had an outstanding turnout. Thank you to all our coaches and managers who arranged for their teams to be there and a huge thanks to parents and caregivers who showed their support for this event. It was great to show off the sporting talent that we have at Te Puke High School and all our winning students received a medal for their efforts.

Major prize winners:

Team of the Year: Girls A Squash Team. Second Place at the Division One National Secondary Schools Competition

Coach of the Year: Terry Thomas. Coach of Second XI girls hockey team and assistant coach of the Girls First XI Hockey team

Special Olympics Fairplay Sportsmanship award: Ryan Cole

Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Sapphire Tapsell. Sapphire is the Most Valuable Player on the Junior Girls A volleyball team and also played in our Senior Girls A Team that travelled to Palmerston North for their National Tournament. She has also been selected for our Senior A Netball team, is our junior girls swimming champ, played in our senior mixed touch team and was selected for the BOP Under-14 Water polo team.

Junior Sportsman of The Year: Mikaere Teki. Mikaere has been selected for our First XI Boys cricket team and is in our Year 10 boys volleyball team and was awarded most valuable player for both. He also plays squash and was selected for the BOP Under-15 cricket team. Mikaere has recently been selected to travel to Rarotonga to compete in the Pacific Cricket Cup.

Service to Sports Committee: Natalie Peat

Commitment to Sport: Samantha Brown. Samantha has been involved in our Senior A Volleyball team, Indoor netball, Touch, Indoor bowls, tennis and was awarded Most Valuable Player in Squash and Badminton.

Sportswoman of the Year: Natalie Peat. Natalie has an extensive list of accomplishments for this year, five placings at the Eastern Region Championships, four at the Northern Region Championships including first in Open Woman Surf Race and first in Under-19 run-swim-run. She had nine first place medals at the Eastern Regional Pool Champs in July in the Under-19 and open female sections, four wins and two second place medals at the State NZ Pool Championships. Natalie won three first place medals and two second place medals at the State NZ Surf Life Saving Nationals and came second in the Under-17 women ski race at the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles. At the Australian Pool Champs in August, Natalie received two first place medals and broke an Australian record in the 200m super life saver race and she also received two silver medals. Natalie has been selected for the Under-20 New Zealand Surf Life Saving team to compete in the world competition held in Adelaide and has been named as female captain of the team and on top of all this Natalie still finds time to coach our Junior Girls Water polo team. What a fantastic year she has had.

Sportsman of the Year: Michael Scott. Recipient of the George Hetterscheid Tropy for winning Race three at Manfield, the Jock Flavell Memorial Trophy for winning the final race of the season. He was the Forumla First Grand Prix winner and came second in the National Formula Ford Championship. Michael received a scholarship to attend the Elite Motorsport. Scott recently competed in the Victorian Formula Ford State Series in Australia against 40 other drivers where he placed fifth and is currently preparing to race in the 2013 Toyota Race Series, New Zealand's Premier open wheeler category.

Whana Barton Memorial: Natalie Peat & Courtney Bragg. Courtney's highest achievement this year is being Selected for the Under-19 New Zealand training team with the opportunity to travel to Poland for the World 2013 Squash Championships. Natalie's highest achievement this year is being selected for the U20 New Zealand Surf Life Saving team to compete in the world competition held in Adelaide and has been named as female captain of the team.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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