Other Sports: Golf – Golf Croquet – Ki O Rahi – Moto X – Surfing – Ultimate – Waka Ama – Yachting

 

GOLF  

Waikato Golf support the following three events on behalf of Waikato Secondary Schools Sport

2019
Event Dates:
WSS Matchplay Championships – 19 & 20 March – Te Awamutu Golf Club
WSS Inter-Collegiate Teams Day – 6 May – Matamata and Morrinsville Golf Clubs
WSS Inter-Collegiate Championships Day – 13 May – Hamilton Golf Club, St Andrews Hamilton
Entries Close: TBC for each event
Entry Cost: TBC for each event

Waikato Golf Contacts are:
Executive Officer:  Terry Booth                                                Kiwisport Officer: Ben Matheson
(07) 849 1328   terry@waikatogolf.co.nz                                  028 850 04027    ben@waikatogolf.co.nz

 

GOLF  CROQUET

Golf Croquet is a game in itself, completely separate from Association Croquet. Although it has a long history, it has experienced a recent resurgence of interest at all levels. There are many Golf Croquet tournaments including regular World Championships, so it is not just a beginner’s game.
It has a much simpler set of rules and therefore can be learned more quickly than Association Croquet. Games are generally more interactive and take less time to complete.

2019
Event: Waikato Secondary Schools Golf Croquet Doubles – Matamata Croquet Club, Pohlen Park Matamata
Event Date: 18th March
Entries Close: 15 March 4pm
Entry Cost: $20.00 per team

Waikato Golf Croquet Contact: Seddon Polglase
Email: sedddonp@xtra.co.nz

Waikato Secondary School Golf Croquet Information 2019 – POSTER

Waikato Secondary Schools Open Golf Croquet Doubles Tournament 2019

NZSS GOLF CROQUET 2019

Schools will be required to enter NZSS Championship qualifiers (up to 4 pairs from the regional event) and any wild card applications via the SSNZ website by 31 May 2019 2019 SSNZ NZSS Events Entry Forms

Additional NZSS Championship information will be available via the link in the near future.

KI O RAHI

Based on the Purakau (legend) of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai. The tākaro is a reflection of Tupuna storytelling at its best, as well as provides an insight into the way in which they would explain and design Tākaro to reflect their unique “worldview”. The Papa Tākaro (field) layout of Ki o Rahi and the way the Tākaro is played is a perfect example of this.

The game of Ki o Rahi stems from the legend of Rahitutakahina and Tiarakurapakewai. It’s essential that when learning the game that the purakau or legend is also learnt.
Not many sports have legends as to how they were created, so this makes the game of Ki o Rahi unique.
The legend demonstrates that sport is much more than a game. It is a tribute to our ancestors, our reo and our Māori culture.

 

MOTO X

Moto X is a challenging and popular adrenalin sport that challenges our young athletes to tests their endurance and bike riding skills. Local events approved on the Schools calendar are

Friday 12 April – Moto X School Cross Country Racing at Honda Park, Maramarua Forest
Entries Close: 7 April
Entry Form: Click here 

Events  on the School Sports NZ calendar are
Friday 29 March – NISS is held on  Rotorua MX Track, 1455 State Highway 30, Horohoro, Rotorua
Friday 6 September – NZSS Enduro MotoCross Cross Country Championships Taikorea MX Park, Glen Oroua, Palmerston North

 

SURFING

Further Information to come on schools surfing held at Raglan

NZSS Scholastic Surfing competition is held annually

 

ULTIMATE

Ultimate Frisbee is unique in that every player on the field is a referee – players take responsibility for good sportsmanship, knowing the rules and playing fairly. Ultimate Frisbee school’s league will run for 8 weeks over Term 1, on Wednesday afternoons 4.00 – 5.00 pm at the University of Waikato fields.

2019
Event Dates: 20 February – 10 April
Entries Close: 15 February
Entry Cost: $75.00 per team

Contact: Heather Furniss – League Administrator
Email: schools@waikatoultimate.nz

 

WAKA – AMA         

Waka Ama is a growing sport in secondary schools and the Waikato region have won many national titles.    Each year there are two main regional events. Sprint Waka Ama championships usually staged at Lake Ngaroto near Te Awamutu in March – April period and a Distance Championship event at Te Puru on the Thames Coast in early November.  If your school is interested in starting Waka Ama contact the team at WSSSA.

NOTE: The 2019 WSS Waka Ama Sprint event planned to be held at Lake Ngarato has been postponed due to Health & Safety of the Lake – see https://wsss.org.nz/waka-ama-postponement/

Contact: Abigail Whiu – WSSSA Development Officer
Email: abigailw@sportwaikato.org.nz

 

YACHTING

Burgess Trophy EventThis is a Secondary school yachting event held each year in March hosted by the Hamilton Yacht Club on Lake Rotoroa Hamilton. The burgess trophy is awarded to the school accumulating the most points over the range of mono hull classes

2019
Event Date: 1 March
Entries Close: 27 February
Entry Cost: $10.00 per boat

Competition:
Fleet racing, – 3 races. Students providing their own boats. Five or more of one class make a separate class with a separate start. Classes of boats with fewer than 5, race in an Open Class fleet, with points awarded after handicapping each class under the Weymouth points system. An algorithm will be used to award more points to winners in a large fleet compared to winners in a smaller fleet

2019 BURGESS TROPHY: KEY EVENT INFORMATION

YACHTING – BURGESS TROPHY

2019 BURGESS TROPHY: ENTRY FORM

WTYA Burgess Entry Form 2019

Contact:  John Elliott – President, Waikato-Thames Yachting Association.
Email jelliott@slingshot.co.nz ; Phone: 07 839 54 26  

Yachting – Burgess Trophy Results 2019 – Friday 1 March – Rotoroa Lake

Yachting – Burgess Trophy Results 2019