In May, ten Year 7 & 8 girls were selected to represent ACG Strathallan in hockey at the 2021 AIMS games. This newly formed team won at the North Counties Winter Field Day, which qualified them to play at the 11-a-side Counties Zones tournament. We took 13 players to this event on 1st July and won our pool games against Greenmeadows and Rosehill College and drew our game against East Counties, which meant we finished top in our pool.
Our semi-final was against Reremoana and by then we were down to 11 girls, as we had suffered two injuries. The girls played out of their skin and won 3-2, which put us in the final against a strong Pukekohe Intermediate team, who play in the Secondary Schools Competition against Y9-13 players. We unfortunately lost 3-0 to a very strong opposition but are immensely proud of the girls for their amazing performance. Big thanks also goes to their awesome coach, Mr Thomas.
A huge congratulations to Niamh Baxter who is now a National Champ on Vault in Women’s Artistic Step 7. This was only the second time that Niamh has competed in the Vault and both times has finished first. It is a fantastic achievement.
Congratulations also to Nikita Nicholl-Jones who is now a National Champ in Women’s Trampoline 11-12 years. One of Nikita’s two coaches is Emily Knight, who is a former ACG Strathallan student. As part of Nikita’s coaching team Emily has been amazing in helping Nikita achieve back-to-back golds at National competition. Congratulations to Nikita on this fantastic achievement.
We have had more achievements in Judo with Samuel Bain competing at the New Zealand Judo Secondary Schools Championships. Samuel came a very respectable 4th place, just missing out on the bronze medal playoff. Well done on your achievements, Samuel.
Photolife Sports Team Photos
Photolife will be here on Friday 6th August to take the ACG Strathallan Sports Team photos. All students who have represented the school in a sport so far in this academic year will have received an email with details of their timings. Please can you ensure your child has checked their school email account and ensure they have read the information carefully.
3rd August Y7&8 Counties Zones Netball
4th August North Counties Y7&8 Cross Country
6th August Sports Team Photos with Photolife
17th August Yr7&8 Counties Zones Cross Country
17th August Road Race Champs
30 Aug – 3 Sept Winter Tournament Week
5th – 10th Sept AIMS Games
9th September North Counties Y7&8 Basketball
22nd September Yr 7&8 North Counties Volleyball