Register 2022

Cross Country A highlight of the year was

both the junior and senior basketball (narrowly loosing both by less than three points), the finals in both the junior and senior volleyball, the final of the senior debating (which went down to the wire), the final of the Year 10 tug-o-war, the final of the athletics, and the finals of the swimming (although this was cancelled because of Covid-19). The boys produced wins in chess, with Lachie Short, Ed Davidson, Alex Fulton and Dominic Lee leading the charge. It certainly helped having 60 Housemates at both the semis and finals cheering our chess boys on. Despite all the many finals and even those where we qualified for semis or those where we did not make it through the pool stages, what stood out was the spirit and passion shown by our boys, and their never-say-die attitude, high level of sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie. Our boys would be first to shake the hands of their opponents and the first to thank the referee for giving up their time. Our boys would – without hesitation – dive for that ball that would otherwise go out, be

the first to cheer on an opponent for their good play, and handle wins and losses equally. We are exceptionally proud of the way in which our boys have conducted themselves both on and off the field of play and we believe that this is what has made them stand out as true champions. It was never just about the scoreboard. In the final few sporting weeks, the Year 11 team was victorious, and our Year 10 team the narrow runner-up, in a final that went down to the wire in the tug-of-war competition. INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS In polo, Max Dormer was selected for the SUPA Polo team that toured Australia, while Jayden Sa was selected for the Junior Crusaders rugby. Tim Wang – the No.1 junior – once again represented New Zealand in fencing. Ed Davidson and Aston Nijjar were both members of the senior A national title- winning basketball team, while Matthew Hocquard and Oli Shaw were members of the 1st XI cricket

undoubtedly the interhouse cross country, where although we are one of the smallest Houses in the school, on the day we have had the most competitors turn out. Each boy's individual point earned counted towards an overall bigger picture and, as a result, Flower’s was awarded the Cross Country Cup for 2022. Even more special was the way in which the boys did so with the entire House coming out to passionately support their mates in each of the different age races as they gave their best in the three, five or seven-kilometre events. Wherever you looked, there was a sea of white as our boys were supporting and cheering their buddies on to gain just one extra position and overtake the man in front of them. It was a fantastic, spirited day, and undoubtedly one of our interhouse highlights of the year. House Sport We qualified for several interhouse finals this year, making the finals in


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