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Area schools tournament
Each year, six area schools from the lower South Island take part in the Southern Area Schools Tournament, which is rotated around the six different participating schools to host each year.
This tournament provides a great opportunity for the students to take part in various sports over three days. Sports played include touch, basketball, rugby, netball, football, ki-o-rahi, volleyball, golf, indoor bowls, squash, badminton, table tennis, petanque, sports climbing, chess, frisbee golf and clay target shooting.
Over the course of this tournament, pupils are selected in sports — rugby, netball, basketball, volleyball, ki-o-rahi and football — to represent the South of the South region at the national area schools tournament in Whangarei in the July school holidays.
Results from the tournament:
Boys touch — Roxburgh Area School; Girls touch — Roxburgh Area School; Girls basketball — Twizel Area School; Boys basketball — Roxburgh Area School; Squash — Roxburgh Area School; Rugby — Roxburgh Area School; Netball — Roxburgh Area School; Boys volleyball — Roxburgh Area School; Girls volleyball — Twizel Area School; Ki-o-rahi — Roxburgh Area School.
Tokomairiro High School
The winter sport sign-ups for Tokomairiro High have been on par with preceding years, and hockey and netball are the most popular. We look forward to seeing how the basketball team does this year. The teams have had a shift from more senior players to more junior players and it is great to see so many year 9 pupils signing up.
As usual, none of this would be possible without the staff and parents who volunteer their time to coach and manage the teams.
The Toko First XI hockey girls went up against Columba Green in division three and won 2-1 on May 9. It was an action-packed game and skill levels were matched. It was an awesome way to begin the season.
Logan Park High School
A team to watch this season is the first XI boys football team which plays in the premier senior boys Wednesday school league. The team had a great start to the season, drawing against John McGlashan College First XI, and will compete in the Linwood tournament in September.
The first XI girls team is also competing in a tournament in September, and had a good win in its first game.
The boys badminton first team is another to watch this season. It was second last year and is working hard to be the premier secondary team this year.
The boys and girls hockey teams are off to winter tournaments in September and both have made a good beginning to the season.
Netball teams have also enjoyed a good start to the season. They completed a Netball Smart session, learning warm-up skills to limit injury.
Many senior pupils are coaching junior teams. A big thanks to all of them and the parent helpers.