College – Issue 36

coming Rangiora 1–0. The B Grade side started the day with a loss to St Andrew’s College, but followed this with wins over Christchurch Girls’ High School, Blue Springs and St Margaret’s College to finish 2nd overall. Winston Hutchinson was named MVP for the grade. The A team of Connor Jenkins, George Hutchinson, Edward Davidson and Henry Batchelor played a Christchurch Schools combined team and won 6–4 with all four players scoring goals. George Hutchinson was MVP for the match. College had four teams competing in the last polo tournament of the season. The young College D team were involved in their first tournament and played well, winning against a St Margaret’s side to make the final, which they lost 1–0 to CGHS Black. The College C team of Jonti Bellaney, Max Cookeson, Hayden Goodwin and George Cochrane won their two pool games and were involved in a close final against CGHS. The match was decided by a rundown, which was won by College to claim the title. Hayden Goodwin was named MVP of the grade. The B grade team played some good polo to win three of their four matches to finish second and Winston Hutchinson was named grade MVP. In the final match of the day, the College A side played a South Island combined team and won 7–2 (Conner Jenkins 5 goals) in a great display of polo to claim the South Island title. Congratulations to Henry Batchelor who has been named as a member of the NZ Schools Polo selection who will travel to Australia in April. Rowing A large group of over 80 rowers travelled to Twizel for the South Island schools’ regatta, and the final event before the Maadi Cup regatta in Cambridge. After three days of great conditions and racing, College finished with three South Island titles and three silver medals. The

Andrew’s College while in the eights race the crew defeated Hamilton Boys’ High School by 2 seconds. The U16 coxed four was Louis Bethell, Gus Orr, Liam Alexander, Thomas McEwan and Hamish McCulloch. The rowers were joined by Archie Batchelor, Johnny Lee, Jono Henderson and Angus Wynn- Williams to win the eights title. The U17 eight was 2nd to the crew from Christchurch Boys’ High School by less than a second. This was a wonderful achievement having finished 4th at the South Island regatta only a few weeks earlier. In the U18 grade College also had novice crews competing. The novice crews in their first year of

U15 octuple, U16 coxed four and U18 novice eight completed great preparation for nationals with titles, while the U18 four and eight and novice four came 2nd. The NZSS Rowing championships were a very successful regatta, with a medal haul of two golds, four silvers and two bronze, which is one of the largest achieved by College at any Maadi regatta. In the U15 grade the octuple crew performed well to claim a silver medal behind the crew from Hamilton Boys’ High School. The U16 rowers completed a very good double by winning both the four and eight titles. In the coxed four race, College won against Westlake Boys’ High School and St

Christ’s College Canterbury


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