20/05/2019

Over the past week we have had some successful students in making New Zealand representative teams in two different sports. Ashton Blair, after a successful Secondary Schools competition on the water has been selected into the Canoe Slalom New Zealand development squad for the 2019/20 season. Congratulations Ashton on your outstanding achievement, we wish you the best of luck for your upcoming camps and competition.

In Underwater Hockey we have had two girls selected in the squad for the u19 New Zealand team.
Samantha Keene and Kaitlin Smith have been selected into the team who will be heading to Sheffield, England to defend NZ’s title in the 5th world championships.  Congratulations on this achievement girls. Good Luck and Safe Travels in August. Also congratulations to Adriana Lipinski who has been named as a reserve for this team.

Hockey:

OTC Boys 1stXI, played Te Puke 1st XI in the 4th round of the local competition. Te Puke came out firing in the first quarter putting our defence to the test from the start. The defenders handled the pressure with great skill and confidence, saving some sure goals. The team picked up rhythm quickly with some great attacking play and secured a number of PC’s in the game. Both goalies had a great game with some awesome goal saves, especially in the defending PC’s.

This year we have a very young team with 4 year 9’s and 4 year 10’s, but the skill and passion of these boys mixed with the experience and skill level of the seniors is proving to be a winning combination, having won all of our games so far in the competition. Last night was wonderful to see the team come together with confidence in one another and play as a solid unit backing and supporting one another for a very exciting 5-1 win.

 

 




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