Sports Report 19 October 2018
Bethlehem College students have achieved some amazing results in Synchronised Swimming, Powerchair Football, Surf Lifesaving, Beach Volleyball, Hockey and Basketball over the holidays.
Eden Worsley (year 12), Ella Claydon (year 10), Greta Nemedi (yr 7) and Charlotte McColl (year 6) earned a number of great results in the National Artistic Swimming Championships in Auckland from the 4-7th October. Around 170 athletes from ten clubs around NZ and international swimmers from Australia and New Caledonia competed in the country’s prestigious synchronised swimming event. Eden achieved three first placings in her various duets and a second in the open Free Combination. Greta and Charlotte placed fourth in the teams event, with Ella placed 1st in her 5 person event and taking two seconds in the figures and duet categories.
Eden Worsley will also be travelling to South America in November to represent New Zealand at both the Brazil and Argentina Opens
Toby Lipinski represented New Zealand at Powerchair Football in Australia throughout the holidays. This Tournament is offered to all States of Australia to participate their strongest selected teams, and two teams from New Zealand. His team achieved third place in the tournament and Toby played with pride and determination and there was significant growth in the team throughout the tournament. The last game was against Australia (Poweroos), which ended up being a very tight game. The NZ team played well but could not hold out the Poweroos and went down 2 – 0 (one goal each side od half time)
A great result against a team which came 4th at the FIPFA World Cup in Kissimmee, Florida in 2017.
Heather Stewart (year 10) and Grace Scott (year 10) competed in the SLSNZ National Pool Rescue Championships and won Bronze medals in the U16 women’s Obstacle Relay and Heather won a Bronze medal in the U16 women’s rescue medley relay.
Rachel Brown (Year 10), Heather Stewart, Isabella Etherington (Year 8), Charlie Etherington (Year 6) also competed for Omanu in the holidays at the Eastern regional Pool Championships. Isabella won the Medley relay, placed third in the brick relay and fourth in the individual brick carry
picture: Back - Rachel Brown, Isabella Etherington
Front – Heather Stewart, Charlie Etherington
Sarah Stratton has been selected in the U17 New Zealand Beach Volleyball team who will compete in Brisbane in December. Monique Bos and Georgia Browne have been selected as reserves so a great achievement to have three players in a national squad from one school!
The first Mauao (Mount Maunganui) Beach Volleyball tournament was held last weekend and several Bethlehem College students posted some great results. Millie Jones and her partner won the U16 Age group, Georgia Browne and her partner won Bronze in the U18 category and Monique Bos and her partner achieved 7th place in the U16 category.
Flynn Hutchinson, Adam Wearne, Matthew Dawson, Yarn and Max Beenan represented Tauranga in the U15 National tournament in Christchurch throughout the holidays. They had a nailbiting finish to the tournament where they were playing off for first and second place. The game went in to double extra time and they boys team lost in a shoot out!
Sam Gregory represented the Bay of Plenty in Basketball and won their division in the representative tournament. This is a great achievement as they faced stiff competition in the final games.