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Sport News - Term 2
Term 2 Sports begins the move into winter sports.

Term 2 Sports begins the move into winter sports. Traditional codes of rugby and netball take the forefront of participation numbers with six rugby teams and four netball teams, while other sports such as basketball remains a growing sport.

Girls’ 1st XV Rugby
A mix of youth and experience could not be truer when describing the 2024 Girls’ 1st XV team. Our experienced players will have the added responsibility to help develop the young ones as the team ventures into a new competition. With a new coaching and management team this year their wealth of experience and knowledge of the game will ensure the development of the girls are in good hands.

The team had several preseason hit outs to start their campaign with Rosehill College and Howick College, some great learnings taken away from their games leading into their first Competition game. Moving into a new competition we wanted to ensure girls rugby got the same opportunities and experiences the boys have had since their inclusion into the Central North Island Competition. “Sport in general being used as a vehicle for those students to build life skills. We’re using sport as a context to help them grow confidence and self-esteem,”. The Chiefs Manawa 1st XV Competition games are played on Thursday afternoons with their first game played at home against a well-polished Hamilton Girls High School team, followed up by another tough one on the road to Rotorua Girls High School. Winless after the first two rounds, the girls were resilient at home recently to gain their first competition win against Tauranga Girls High School 27-24. We look forward to watching their journey for the rest of the season.


Up Coming Fixtures
30 May - Round 4 vs Taupo-Nui-a-Tia College, at Taupo
6 June - Round 5 vs Hamilton Girls High School 2nd XV, at Wesley College
13 June - Round 6 vs Sacred Heart College, New Plymouth, at Wesley College
20 June - Round 7 vs New Plymouth Girls High School, at New Plymouth

1st XV Rugby
With only 6 returning players from 2023 this would be one of the youngest teams over the years to represent the 1st XV jersey but a great opportunity to build a solid foundation for the future. A challenging preseason was set with the first game against 2023 1A Champions Sacred Heart College, resulting in a draw to start the season.


Next game was an old traditional for the Scarlett Trophy last contested in 2018 against Te Aute College, resulting in a win to secure the Scarlett Trophy for another year the boys were grateful for the tough match and amazing hospitality. We look forward to keeping those traditions alive in the years to come.


Last preseason game was another traditional for the Grinter Cup against a well-prepared Rotorua Boys High School who were just the better team on the day and well-deserved victors.

With the CNI competition in full swing the team started their campaign with a good win away against St Peter's Cambridge 31-24 followed by two tight losses to Lindisfarne College 25-29 and St Paul's Collegiate 12-14. We are happy with the progress these young men have shown on and off the field, there are a lot of positives and potential as we progress throughout the season.

Up Coming Fixtures
1 June - Round 4 vs St Johns, at St Johns Hamilton
15 June - Round 5 vs Whanganui Collegiate, at Wesley College|
22 June - Round 6 vs St Johns, Hastings, at Wesley College
5 July - Round 7 vs Rathkeale College, at Rathkeale

Wesley Rugby
We have three teams playing in the Auckland Competition with the 2nd XV playing in a tough 2A Competition and the only senior team in 2024 outside the 1st XV teams. This brings a lot of competition for playing positions. The 2nds started the season with a tight 14-19 loss to St Kentigern College. Lost to a good Kelston Boys High School team 15-38 followed by a close loss to Dilworth School.

The Under15 Black team play in the 15A competition and have had some mixed results to start their season with a tough loss to a talented De La Salle team 22-47 the team bounced back to a comprehensive win over Otahuhu College 47-7.

The Under 14 Black team are the last of the three teams who play in the Auckland 14A competition, a tough start to the year with a loss against the front runners Kelston Boys High School and a narrow loss to Sacred Heart College, plenty of learnings for these young men and will benefit from it during the season. We look forward to seeing our teams grow throughout the season.

The Under 14 White team are the sole team playing in the local Counties Manukau Rugby Under 14 Open competition with a loss in their first game to St Ignatius the team bounced back against Pukekohe High School in a narrow 22-19 win to get their season going.

We have four Netball teams playing in the Counties Manukau Secondary Schools Competition held at Papakura Netball Centre and Pulman Arena on Wednesday afternoons. With two Junior teams in the Year 9 and Year 10 grades as well as two senior teams playing in the mixed grade and the Premier grade.

Our year 9's team have started well, winning both of their opening games 14-2 against Rosehill College and 15-3 against James Cook High School. Year 10s have had two tightly contested games; results are clearly not the bottom line for our juniors but an opportunity to focus on developing their skills.

The senior mixed team is renown as a social team focussed on participation and involvement, they have had one game to date against a good Manurewa High School team going down 8-35.

Our Premier team have had a slow start to the season as they find the balance for girls playing multiple sports and seeking a coach for the year. A couple of early losses to start the season to Rosehill College and Onewhero Area School.

This article was originally posted on: May, 27th 2024