2013 was a Stellar Year for Hamilton Girls' High School
December 21, 2013, 16:33:10

2013 was a Stellar Year for Hamilton Girls' High School Album

2013 was a stellar year for Hamilton Girls' High School rugby team in both fifteens and sevens.

IN SEVENS

Winner of Condor Sevens

Winner of Auckland Invitational Sevens

Winner Waikato Invitational Sevens

Winner of Waikato Secondary Schools Sevens

Runner up North Island Secondary School Sevens

The team played 33 games winning 32 and losing 1 (to 2012 Condor Sevens Champions Feilding High School in the final of the North Island Secondary Schools Sevens). The team played Feilding High School three other times in 2013 winning all three encounters). In the 33 games the team scored 1435 points with only 58 against.

Four of the Sevens Team were selected for the 2013 Condors Sevens Tournament Team,namely

Tenika Willison

Terina Te Tamaki

Te Awatea Whitiora

Ariana Hira Herangi

IN FIFTEENS

Winner of Waikato Secondary Schools Competition

Winner of Chiefs Regions Competition

Third in New Zealand Secondary Schools Top 4

The team played 17 matches winning 16 and losing only to Feilding High School in Semi Finals of Top 4.Earlier in the season they beat both 2012 Top 4 finalists ,Auckland Girls Grammar School 14-5 and Feilding High School 22-10.The win over Feilding Girls High was the only time Feilding High (the 2012 and 2013 New Zealand Secondary Schools Top 4 Champions) had been beaten in fifteens in 31 months.The team scored 724 points and only had 80 scored against.

OVERALL STATISTICS FOR 2013

Played 50,Won 48,Lost 2 .Points for 2149,Points Against 138,

The team was brilliantly coached by Waikao Womens' NPC Sevens and Fifteens Player Crystal Kaua ,assisted by her husband Brent Kaua (Back Coach ) and Teresa Te Tamaki (Defensive Coach .The team alsoi had a Trainer,Zara Powell and Manager ,Alex Ritchie .

A number of the girls are also  top Touch players and in 2013 Hamilton Girls'High won both the Waikato Zones and Waikato Regionals Touch Championships and finished fourth at New Zealand Secondary Schools Touch Nationals with 3 players Tenika Willison,Terina Te Tamaki and Ariana Hira Herangi  being selected for the 2013 New Zealand Secondary Schools Girls' Touch Team.

With most of the girls returning to school in 2014 ,Hamilton Girls' High School  will be favourites to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools Top 4 and retain the Condors Sevens Title which promises to make 2014 an even better year than 2013

last updated: December 22, 2013, 3:34:58

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