Posted on 20 June 2019
On Monday 10th June, our Sports Camp team left for Totara Springs, Matamata to compete in the “2019 Combined Intermediate Sports Camp Competition.”
38 Year 7/8 students were selected for this team. Students were committed to training before school, interval and during their lunchtimes. As the weeks went on, trainings became more intense, particularly when it came to learning our Cheer. It was fantastic to see the effort that our students put into the lead up to Sports Camp.
From the time we hopped off the bus, finding our accommodation within the venue and having a tour of the grounds, it was pretty full on for our students. Nothing but a week of playing sports!!
Sporting Codes included: Rugby, Athletics, Cheer Night, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Softball, Totara Tag, Swimming, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Indoor Bowls, Cage Soccer, Croquet, Cross Country, Darts, Human Fooseball, Indoor Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Petanque, Scramball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Team Triathlon, Wallball, Archery, Shooting, Chess, Draughts, Frisbee Golf, Hole in One Golf, Kayaking, Quality Living Quiz & Spikeball.
Te Rapa Primary School ended up making 13 semi finals & 9 finals in the latter part of the week. A massive effort for our school!
On Friday 14th June, prize giving awards were handed out. We were winners in Softball, Boys Volleyball, Girls Table Tennis, Cross Country, Cheer Team and were named Overall Winner (the first time since Mr Su’a had begun taking the team in 2012).
We were runners up in Girls Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Touch, Rugby, Girls Volleyball, Wallball, Archery, Hole in One Golf and Swimming.
A huge thank you to all our student athletes who gave it everything that they had, particularly when it came to the play off rounds. You guys supported each other and were committed to always giving it your best!
The team would also like to give a massive shout out to our parent helpers who supported, encouraged, managed and coached the 2019 Sports Camp team throughout the entire week.
Thank you to Luana Wickliffe, Abbe Gulbransen, Ivy Morrison, Rebecca Guy, Andrew Bailey,
John Rangitutia, Sam Coleman & Andrew Tuck.
“It was very exciting! No breaks, just one sport to another. The thing I loved the most about Sports Camp was the food!!”
James France, Year 8
“The sports were non stop! The best thing was being overall winners and the food!”
Monique Austin, Year 8
“I loved being with my friends and playing sports non stop for the week. Making friends from other schools and the food was a big highlight too!”
Hannah Tomlin, Year 8
“The thing I enjoyed the most was non stop sport and the food. I had never seen Spike ball, Wallball, Scramball and it was really interesting playing hockey on grass rather than artificial turf.”
Noah Death, Year 7
“I had never seen Scramball before and I thought that sport was really cool. I also liked indoor soccer - that sport was pretty fast.”
Cooper Bailey, Year 7
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