Sports Report 3 May 2019
Sports Report 3 May 2019 • Secondary | Sport News • Physical • Secondary • Bethlehem College
The April holidays were a busy time for several Bethlehem College students who were selected for Bay of Plenty Volleyball Inter- provincial Club teams that will compete at National Provincial Championships in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Sarah Stratton was selected in the U19 A team, Millie Jones was selected in the U17 A team, Caleb Browne made the U17 B team and Jack Jones is a non-traveling reserve for the U17 B team. Georgia Browne is in the U19 development squad.
Caleb Browne was also selected for the Youth Men’s Beach Volleyball team and
Chloe Kemble has been invited to the Volleyball New Zealand Youth Women's Performance Camp, which is a remarkable achievement as she is only 13!.
Sarah Stratton spent half of her holidays attending selection camps for both Beach and Indoor Volleyball and her effort and hard work has been rewarded with selection for both national teams; the U19 Beach team and the Junior Women’s Indoor team. This will entail an extended trip to the USA in July, starting with 3 beach tournaments in Southern California, then flying to Florida with the indoor team for the USA High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale. Georgia Browne was also selected for the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Team so Bethlehem College has three New Zealand representatives in either Beach or Indoor Volleyball!
In the first week of school holidays New Zealand Powerchair Football Inc had their second ever Nationals Tournament in Taupo. This was followed by a 2 day training session for the NZ squads.
Toby Lipinski was captain of the Waibop team which got third place and Toby was named Most Valuable Player of the competition.
Toby is in the NZ team and is training for the APO (Asian Pacific Oceania zone) tournament in Sydney (Olympic Park) in October 2019. Entry to World cup is at stake during this tournament. With a good performances against Japan, Australia, Singapore, India, South Korea, Toby’s New Zealand team can earn the right to represent New Zealand at the Powerchair World Championships. We wish Toby the best of luck for this endeavour.
During the Easter weekend a huge Representative Basketball tournament with 135 Representative teams from all over New Zealand and Australia was held in Tauranga. Bethlehem College were extremely well represented with the following students taking part: Jamie McCardle, Ian Pugh, Sam Gregory, Beau Miller, Blake Jensen, Sol Clarke, Tarn Forlong, Hamen Singh, Benjamin Cardenas-spate and Sam Lewis. Congratulations to all the boys for being selected into the Representative teams.