Mana sea cadets strike the dou­ble

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Cadets from Mana’s TS Taupo Sea Cadets showed what they were made of by win­ning a na­tional re­gatta at Evans Bay last month.

It was the sec­ond re­cent tri­umph for the Mana group, who won the an­nual Sea Cadet Cen­tral Area com­pe­ti­tion in Whanganui ear­lier this year.

Kieran Clay, Ryan Daw­son, Daniel Bernards, Austen Rangi, Matt Ohls­son, Mitchell Daw­son, Zak Lahgazi, Ver­ity Isaacs and Vicky Say­sell made up the squad, who came away with six tro­phies at the cen­tral area event. They placed first in sev­eral events, in­clud­ing first aid, sea­man­ship, su­per­nu­mer­ary and shoot­ing. There was also a sec­ond plac­ing in sail­ing.

The Mana cadets’ ef­forts in the cen­tral re­gional event earned them the chance to com­pete against the win­ners of the south­ern and north­ern re­gions.

Af­ter a tight start to the com­pe­ti­tion, TS Taupo pulled away to win for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year.

Say­sell, the unit com­man­der, said the re­sults built on re­cent suc­cesses, which in­cluded win­ning the na­tional sea cadet shoot­ing tro­phy in Novem­ber.

It also helped the cadets gain cred­its to­wards achiev­ing their Na­tional Cer­tifi­cates in Cadet Forces, which two cadets re­ceived at the end of 2014. Sea Cadets is a mem­ber of the New Zealand Cadet Forces fam­ily.

‘‘We have a fo­cus on fos­ter­ing strong lead­er­ship skills and pro­vid­ing many op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple not avail­able in other or­gan­i­sa­tions,’’ Say­sell said.

Ac­tiv­i­ties un­der­taken by TS Taupo within the last year in­clude boat­ing, tar­get shoot­ing, vis­it­ing Navy ships and bases, over­seas trips, and bushcraft.

TS Taupo Sea Cadets are re­cruit­ing now.

If you are 13 to 15, find out more at Oth­er­wise look at the Face­book page or go along on Tues­day, April 28, or any Tues­day there­after, from 7pm till 9pm, at Ngati­toa Domain.

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