WHS Sport has lots of variety and so you will find results and information about Disc Ultimate, lunch time sporting competition, target shooting and underwater hockey.
A special mention needs to be made of WHS netball, however. WHS Senior A Netball is at the top of the table. There are also several other teams who will be playing semi-finals this weekend. Keep an eye out for the draw information later this week. It would be fantastic to get lots of support along for these teams.
Three WHS Disc Ultimate (frisbee) teams have recently finished the Term 2 Indoor Youth League that were held at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie. Casus Belli, captained by Rory Coxhill-Bogaki, took out first place in the cross-divisional championship beating a strong and experienced Onslow side 14-11.
The other WHS sides (captained by Blake Bailey, Owen Gyde and Scott Dench) had strong seasons with improvement seen throughout the squad. It has been great seeing in particular improvement in on court awareness and positioning (as well as throwing some pretty interesting throws being put up).
One great aspect of Disc Ultimate is that it is a self refereed sport which has a big focus on leadership, ownership and responsibility. WHS players were great this season at making their own calls on the field and resolving disagreements, all whilst trying to succeed as a team.
Disc Ultimate has been available at WHS for over 5 years, and is a growing sport around Wellington, New Zealand and internationally. At the start of August, Disc Sports were officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which is expected to fuel even more growth for Disc Ultimate.
WHS is currently competing in the Term 3 Indoor league and training is being held on Tuesday lunchtimes in the new gym, and after school in the old gym.
All students are welcome to come and give Disc Ultimate a go and learn some new skills.
WHS sports leaders, Lucy Edwards and Kasey Leary, launched their Year 9 Inter-Ropu sports challenge this week. On Wednesday 5 August round one kicked off with volleyball as the sport of the day.
It was a fantastic turn out by all the Year 9 classes. The grand final was contested by Kelly 2 and Riley 2, with the winner being Kelly 2 with a nail-biting score of 24-23.
Next Wednesday Futsal will be contested. We look forward to seeing the same enthusiastic turnout.
COLLEGE SPORT JUNIOR NETBALL TOURNAMENT
On Wednesday 6 August, WHS Junior A Netball team competed in the College Sport Junior Netball Tournament. The team had some very tough games and the girls did their very best. They also enjoyed playing against some of the other schools that they don’t normally meet on Saturdays.
The team had a really good time at the tournament and fought hard until the very end. It was a fantastic tournament and great learning experience.
Junior Girls Underwater Hockey were in the final top four. This developing team is showing huge promise.
Junior Badminton did well this season and have completed their competition. Senior Girls Badminton have their last game on Friday 14 August.
WHS target shooting team took part in the first round of the Wellington region inter school target shooting competition. At the end of the next round, in two weeks time, a Wellington representative team will be selected.