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Sep 22, 2014

Nth Island Secondary School Ski Champs

Last week Wentworth competed in the NISSSC competition at Turoa ski field.  This was a milestone for Wentworth as we had 2 teams this year, comprising of Jack and Ambrose Ledbrook, Alexander Gregory, Michael Coutts, Max Romminger, Kelly Main, Alexis Eccles and Louise Fonclara.  All skiers skied really well and made it down the courses with fabulous control and speed.  We placed about mid-range in the field, and considering our skiers are not part of race squads, our results are fantastic.  They were:
Wentworth A - 56th out of 117 teams
Wentworth B - 68th out of 117 teams
Despite some challenging weather we had a wonderful time away.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and there was lots of laughter, jokes and fun both on skis and off.  A huge thank you to my 3 star helpers - Wayne Romminger, Greg Main and Christian Fonclara - who helped as course assistants, braving the cold conditions to be marshals, gate-keepers and helping at the top of the girls' course.  And to top it all off, Wentworth B team won a spot prize!!!  Well done everyone.
Bridget Ledbrook, Parent in Charge

Sep 15, 2014

Years 7/8 Netball Team win their Division.

The girls played a fast paced game, with a special effort in the last quarter to get the result they had worked for so hard. Each player was able to contribute their best netball skills in helping the team drive forward to win first place for their grade, with a 24 -12 win against Kingsway.
This was a reward for the dedication of each of those players who made it to two practices a week for a few weeks during the season to ensure their skill levels continued to improve.  Thank you so much to senior students Maddie Woodd and Stephanie Watts for their coaching, leadership and encouragement throughout this season; the team hopes you are proud of your achievement.  A big thank you also to Linda Hopper (Year 9 coach) for her kindness and expertise with additional coaching sessions.
As a reward for the Years 7/8 and Year 9 netball teams they will be having a special meet/greet and coaching session with Anna Harrison (nee Scarlett) this month! Thank you so much to Mia Boot's father for organizing such an awesome experience for our girls.
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HBC Netball Prizewinners

It was a hugely successful win for some of our Wentworth College students at the End of Year Prizegiving held at HBC Netball Centre on Saturday.  Many students were part of winning teams, but individuals were awarded for U23 Best Defence (Charlotte Doocey, Mia Cunningham-South) and U23 Most Goals Scored (Ashleigh Nelson, Grace Morris & Tayla Karam).  Congratulations to Bayley Irvine (Jnr Umpire of the Year), McKenzie Wilton (Most Improved U23 Player & Joint winner of the U15 Rep. Player of the Year), Charlotte Doocey (U17 Rep. Player of the Year), and to Mia Cunningham-South who won several awards (including U23 Player of the Year & Overall 2014 Rep Player of the Year).  Acknowledgements were also given to Maddie Irvine, Grace Morris, Mia Cunningham South, Ashleigh Hyland & Charlotte Doocey who are part of the HBC Leadership Team who have helped run/mentor a training programme for Yrs 0 - 2 students as well as running local tournaments and helping the committee throughout the season.

Sep 7, 2014

Wentworth Netballers Win their Division at UNISS!

The Wentworth Senior 1 Netball team spent last week at Waitakere competing with 112 other schools and 1600 Netball players in the Upper North Island Secondary School Tournament.  Each day they played 2 games. The first 5 games were in a 'round robin' and they played Opotiki, Glendowie, Avondale Invitational, Pio Pio and Pompellier. The next 3 games were the top 8 competition, against Reporoa, Tauhara and Kaipara. The final day consisted of the semi-final against Te Kuiti and final against Glendowie. Our team remained undefeated throughout the entire tournament, with some points differences of up to 35. The girls came out with no injuries but were very sore, with tired bodies. As winners of D Grade, Wentworth will be one of only 3 teams promoted into C Grade for 2015. The team had lots of fun at our accommodation at Bethells Beach, spending each evening in a unique way with our dance competition pizza night as the highlight. Thank you very much to coach Tania Cargo, whose invaluable advice and encouragement enabled this achievement, and to team manager Kim Reeves, for her wonderful organisation (and milk and bananas!). Thank you to the parents for their support and meals. Congratulations to the girls who worked hard in every game and maintained an incredibly positive team spirit throughout the week, resulting in bringing home the silverware to Wentworth.