Wednesday, September 7, 2011
We did it!!! Our school rugby sevens' team are the NZ Intermediate Champions for 2011! Our team took part in the NZ AIMS games in Tauranga last week where we were one of 32 schools competing for the sevens' national title.
The team dominated the tournament with their elusive attacking and outstanding defence work. We were fortunate to have Gordan Tietjens, the most respected NZ Sevens' Team coach in the world, give our team and coaching staff, some helpful tips to win the tournament.
Cambridge Middle School 50-0, Whangarei Intermediate 32-5, Bethlehem College 79-0, Kaitaia Intermediate 48-7, Shirley Road Intermediate 55-0, Tuakau College 43-0, Northcross Intermediate 52-0, Chisnalwood Intermediate 41-0, Peachgrove Intermediate 27-7, Royal Oak Intermediate 22-0, Semi Final: vs Pongakawa Intermediate 40-10, Final: vs Royal Oak Intermediate 31-5
POINTS FOR: 520 AGAINST: 34
Top Points Scorers: Raven Takerei 100 Points, Charm Rameka 18 tries
AIMS 7's TOURNAMENT TEAM:
Zane Keni, Charm Rameka, Raven Takerei, Feki Taukafa, Tanielu Tele'a, Jonty Timoti
Point England Rugby 7's Team: Ieremus Kelemete, Zane Keni, Tamati McPherson, Junior Mokoi, Sione Muaiava, Cruz Ona-Sue, Charm Rameka, Tyler Rameka, Jordan Schwenke, Raven Takarei, Feki Taukafa, Tanielu Tele'a and Jonty Timoti (captain). Coaching and managment staff were: Sally Va'afusuaga (coach & manager) Ray Tele'a (trainer), Paulina Rameka & Andrea Tele'a (assistant managers), Annie Hill (chef & support staff in Tauranga)
It was an amazing experience that we will always remember and treasure.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Our Open Weight Rugby Sevens' Team won the Junior Rugby 7's Tournament that was played at the Avondale Racecourse fields on Monday the 11th of April, 2011. The event was organised by the Suburbs Rugby Union Club alongside the Auckland Rugby Union organisation.
Our Open Weight Team were undefeated in their pool section, beating De La Salle College and Kowhai Intermediate to make it through to the semi-finals. They faced Otahuhu Intermediate in the semi-finals and came away with a comfortable win. The grand final was against Kedgely Intermediate who were tough contenders but our team hung in there to win 12-10 in a thrilling grand final match. They played exceptionally well as a team which was the key to their success. We are so proud of them!
The team is now fundraising to play at the NZAIMS Intermediate National Sporting Championships in Tauranga. The 3-day competition will see them compete against the best Rugby 7's teams from around New Zealand.