Football first XI takes out division two
The Heretaunga College girls’ football firsts capped off the best of seasons by recently taking out College Sport Wellington’s Regional Premier 2 Onslow Cup competition.
The side beat Tawa 3-1 in the division final at Memorial Park in Petone.
Emma Lavery, the captain, had a night to remember as she struck a final hat-trick in what was a convincing team display.
The result reversed the score from earlier in the season, when Tawa was victorious in pool play.
Both sides finished roundrobin play with six wins, with Heretaunga emerging on top due to a superior goal differential. Overall, in their 10-game season, Heretaunga conceded only on six goals while amassing 52.
Earlier Heretaunga met their local Upper Hutt College rivals in a one plays four semi-final which proved a close 1-0 affair with the talented Lavery again the telling goal scorer.
Lavery finished the Regional Premier 2 competition with 27 goals and was selected for the Capital Football National Women’s League squad.
The victorious Heretaunga College Girls First XI team is: Rosie Baillie, Misty Beban, Sara Farrell, Jessie Goose, Summer Hicks, Dylen Kingi, Emma Lavery, Rachael Millar, Sydney Mundy, Hannah Routhan, Carlie Rua, Jade Slater, Brieze Va’A, Arwen Witana and Brenna Wood.
Meanwhile, the Hutt Inter- national Boys’ School first were unable to bring home a third Youth Championship Premier Boys’ title in three years.
The side went down 2-1 to St Pat’s Wellington in their final.
SCAIFE ADVANCES GAMES CLAIM
Heretaunga Boxing’s Ryan Scaife powered his way to another amateur national title when he was impressive in winning the Elite Men 75kg title at the New Zealand Boxing Championships in Rotorua on the weekend.
Representing Wellington/ Hutt Valley, Scaife produced the goods against Auckland’s Francis Waitai in an effort which later saw him win the Jameson Belt, awarded to the event’s most scientific senior boxer.
The 22-year-old’s four wins and his overall technically superior display, will have further put him line to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year.
Three Wellington/Hutt Valley boxers won titles in the national’s youth and elite competition.
Scaife’s Heretaunga clubmate Szilard Laszlo took out the youth 75kg event and Kapiti’s Michael Reynolds emerged best in the youth 69kg category.
The Upper Hutt Valley mixed fours indoor bowls team were unable to defend their New Zealand title in nationals play at the Expressions Recreation Centre on September 16. The side, skipped by Ashley Diamond, finished fourth of the eight teams, with four wins and three losses. Tauranga were the title winners ahead of Otago and South Canterbury.
The Heretaunga College Girls First XI football team celebrate winning College Sport Wellington’s Regional Premier 2 competition.