Sporting school takes aim
Close to 100 of Matamata Intermediate School’s top sporting students ventured to the Bay of Plenty earlier this month for the 2012 NZCT Aims Games.
They were up against 164 schools from across New Zealand, and two from Australia, and came home with six medals and an overall placing of 20th.
Matamata Intermediate students competed in hockey, golf, rugby league, cross- country, multisport, netball, indoor bowls, football and swimming.
Deputy principal Lorraine Stiles said the students put in a massive effort.
“We are proud of the way our students competed, giving 100 per cent effort all week, regardless of how exhausted they were.”
The Aims Games give intermediate students the chance to compete at an elite level, be active, celebrate fair play and enjoy success.
They are a strategic partnership between Sport Bay of Plenty, the four Western Bay Intermediate Schools and the Tauranga City Council. Golf: Gold for Connor Stoner. Team gold for Connor Stoner, Chaise Stoner, Jack Trower and Sam Weatherly. Indoor bowls: Silver for Nicholas Thomson. Bronze for Matamata Intermediate Indoor Bowls team. Swimming : Bronze for Kyle Fanning, 50m breaststroke. Bronze for Kyle Fanning, 100m stroke. Rugby league: David Palmer selected for tournament team. Matamata Intermediate team placed fourth. Netball: Poi Wharawhara and Tracy Thompson-Jackson selected for tournament team. Tracy Thompson- Jackson named best mid-court player of tournament. Matamata Intermediate team placed ninth out of 80 teams. Cross-country: Madison Tims 8th out of 106 runners in the Division 1 Girls. Marc Russenburger 12th out of 83 runners in the Division 2 Boys. Multisport: Tom Brown and Anna Williams both placed 6th in their divisions.
Aiming high: Matamata Intermediate School’s top sporting students who went to the Bay of Plenty for the 2012 NZCT Aims Games.