Beach feats favoured
Two major sports facility projects were completed at Matamata College over the summer holidays and both will be available for community use.
One project was a three-court beach volleyball complex and Matamata College’s Alan Munro said it wiould be put to very good use as the sport was popular at the school.
‘‘Volleyball is already very strong and the summer version of the game is set to take off with many students keen to emulate the success of recent old girl and New Zealand representative Kelsie Wills.’’
‘‘ For those interested in trying the sport, watch out for the Beach Social competition set to kick off in the next few weeks,’’ he said.
Mr Munro said that funds were raised, the board of trustees’ gave approval last year and they couldn’t have completed the work without the support of the Matamata community.
‘‘The beach volleyball concept has been on the Matamata College Sports Club’s drawing board for a few years and it is great to see it finally in place and ready for use,’’ he said.
‘‘Project managers Darryn Jaimieson and Leanne and Murray Wilson have collaborated to produce a first rate complex along with outstanding support from Wilson’s Sand, Daltons, Rex Barnes Engineering, Blain Templemeyer, Bell Contracting and Clark Smith.’’
The second project was an upgrade of the cricket nets and again, it was community collaboration that had ensured a great result, Mr Munro said.
‘‘This was the result of the Matamata College Sports Club and cricketers from Hinuera Sports coming together.’’
‘‘Many of the Hinuera players who use the nets provided labour and we now have a facility that college and community cricketers will benefit from.’’
Matamata Sports Club chairman Nigel Kittow was thrilled with the new facilities and said he was particularly pleased that all those who had supported the club’s fundraising efforts could see something tangible for their financial contributions. Super Liquor Summer 5-a-side draw
Week 4 – Wednesday February 16, 2011
6pm: Band of Brothers v Kaimai Busters, Metso v Those Really Good Looking Guys, Pohlen Hospital v Nobblies.
6:20pm: All Sorts v The Rough Pack, Buggers v Thunderhammers, Henry’s Sh*t Kickers v The All Rights.
6:40pm: The Clan v Young Guns, The Modern Cougars v The Double Danis, Those Really Good Looking Guys v Kaimai Busters.
7pm: All Sorts v Pohlen Hospital, Nobblies v Metso, The Rough Pack v Band of Brothers.
7: 20pm: Buggers v The Modern Cougars, Young Guns v The All Rights, Thunderhammers v Henry’s Sh* t Kickers.
7: 40pm: The Double Clan.
There are two leagues with eight teams in each. Each team will play everyone else once. A top four/bottom four for each league will then be played over the final two nights.
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