Sport­ing school takes aim

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

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Aim­ing high: Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate School’s top sport­ing students who went to the Bay of Plenty for the 2012 NZCT Aims Games.

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