Sports News - 30th August 2019

Sports News - 30th August 2019

Golf, Touch, Tennis & Winter Sport

Tony Tourell Golf Programme

On Monday 9th September, (postponement 16th) all Year 7-9 students and Senior PE students will be taking part in golf at the Owaka Golf Course. The exact time is still to be confirmed but it is likely to be during the morning.  Students will make there way around the course with an ‘Adult Team Leader’, if you are a keen golfer and able to help on the day please contact Fiona Wilkinson or Tania Barr.


Permission slips were emailed on Tuesday with tram entries closing on Wednesday 4th September. If you have not received one and your child would like to play, please contact Tania ASAP. Due to large interest and ensuring the correct number of teams are entered, NO late entries will be accepted 

FREE Tennis Coaching Session

TennisPlus+ is running FREE 1/2 Court Coaching Lessons in Balclutha for children aged 5 to 10.  Lessons will be run at the Cross Rec Centre on Saturday, September 7th. The purpose of the sessions is to see if your child would like to enrol into Term 4 coaching sessions, with all equipment including racquets being provided.

To sign up, go to the TennisPlus+ Coaching or Cross Recreation Facebook page and find the post with the Google form link to fill in with your details. You can also find the link here.

 An extra bonus if you sign up is the Top 3 schools that have students sign up will receive three banana boxes, full of used tennis balls for the PE Department.

Senior students Winter sport write up 

With Winter Sports coming to an end over the next few weeks, some of our senior students who have combined with South Otago High School in Winter Sports will give a brief outlook on how their season has gone. This week, Robbie Jackson has written about his Hockey season with SOHS:

2019 Hockey season by Robbie Jackson

2019 was my fourth season of playing hockey with SOHS where I have really enjoyed playing turf Hockey in Dunedin. It has been great to learn the skills that come with turf hockey and get to know all the players. This year is most likely going to be my final year playing for SOHS. I will be finishing on a high as our team has made it all the way to the division finals two years running. This season, we faced our only defeat in the final after we made a few mistakes as we didn't play our best but we managed to keep the score to 1-0, but that's all part of the game!

I highly recommend to anyone in Years 9-13, to play hockey for SOHS. It will give you a great experience and opportunities, and overall just have a great time.

Otago Primary School Cross Country

Today, Olivia Hartvigsen and Cooper Cleland competed in the Otago Primary Schools Cross Country in Dunedin where nearly 700 hundred students ran. We will bring you the results next week.

Winter Tournament Week

Next week is ‘Winter Tournament Week’ for senior students that will see Mat Dreaver travelling to Christchurch to play Rugby at the Under 15 Tournament while Logan Bird, Adam Pullar, Josh Boam and John Waters Wilkinson will spend the week in Dunedin playing Football.

Good luck to you all.