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Great coverage by Maori Television of the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sports Awards. Also, congratulations to Mila Reuelu-Buchanan and the Northern Mystics for their win yesterday. At the awards, Mila received the Wellington City Council Emerging Sportswoman of the Year Award. Check out Māori Television's full story: http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/sport/northern-mystics-secure-consecutive-win

Congratulations to all of last night's finalists and winners! It was great to have such a diverse range of sporting talent from the greater Wellington region under one roof. Thank you to Wellington Hospitality Group for sponsoring the evening, and thank you to all of the category sponsors and event partners. You support in delivering the event is truly appreciated.

2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Supreme Sports Award - congratulations to Josh Junior! #WHGSPOY Emirates Team New Zealand Worser Bay Boating Club

Wellington Sports Med Sportswoman of the Year - congratulations to Kelsey Smith! #WHGSPOY Vantage Black Sticks Capital Hockey

Tohu Wines Sportsman of the Year - congratulations to Josh Junior! #WHGSPOY Emirates Team New Zealand Worser Bay Boating Club

Cigna New Zealand Disabled Sportsperson of the Year - congratulations to Kate Horan! #WHGSPOY Paralympics New Zealand

Sport Wellington Coach of the Year - congratulations to Mark Sorenson! #WHGSPOY Softball New Zealand

Hiremaster Event and Party​ Team of the Year - congratulations to the Wellington Saints! #WHGSPOY

Congratulations to the Gibson Sheat Lawyers Sports Legends of Wellington 2018 inductees - Stuart Davenport, Suzie Muirhead, Kevin Herlihy and Melissa Moon! #WHGSPOY

Wellington City Council Emerging Sportswoman of the Year - congratulations to Mila Reuelu-Buchanan! #WHGSPOY Central Pulse

The Tradie NZ Emerging Sportsman of the Year - congratulations to Campbell Robinson! #WHGSPOY

Wellington Community Trust Lifetime Contribution to Sport Award - congratulations to Colin Ward! #WHGSPOY

The Dominion Post Personality of the Year - congratulations to Asafo Aumua! #WHGSPOY Wellington Rugby

Speedy Signs Wellington Central Club of the Year - congratulations to Tawa Squash Club #WHGSPOY

Trish McKelvey Leadership Award, supported by Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand - congratulations to Lisa Jones! #WHGSPOY Capital Football

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Coaches take up growth mind-set challenge

Earlier this year Sport Wellington Wairarapa invited local sports co-ordinators and coaches to attend a Growth Mind-set workshop presented by Ged Robinson. Ged (pictured right with college sports co-ordinators) is an ex-Super Rugby player who found a way to reach his potential after discovering the work of Carol Dweck.

One of the most challenging tasks for coaches is motivating their charges through periods of challenge. Mental toughness, resilience and the ability to look at failure as a stepping stone to success, is what promotes improvement. Talent without grit will inevitably struggle when faced with challenge.

Read here for more about Ged's visit.

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Inter-collegiate Swimming

The Wairarapa Secondary Schools Inter-Collegiate Swimming Championships were held on March 28. This event is a celebration of equitable sporting experiences for the young people in our colleges.

There was an abundance of talent on show through the night with highlights including 8 records being broken and the Flying Squadron relay event. This event is always a crowd pleaser with the winners receiving the Jesse Bucknell Memorial Trophy. The result was a repeat of last year with St Matthews Collegiate and Rathkeale taking out the honours.

Click here to find out who broke records on the evening

Full results for the 2018 Secondary School Inter-Collegiate Swimming found here.

Picture left: St Matthews and Rathkeale students receiving the Jesse Bucknell Memorial Trophy from Chief Referee, Ruth Bucknell.

NISS Swimming Championships are held on the 12th of May at Freyberg Pool, Palmerston North.


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Secondary School
Inter-collegiate Athletics

The Wairarapa Secondary Schools Inter-collegiate Athletics Championships was held on March 1. The annual event is the largest on the Wairarapa Secondary School inter-collegiate sport calendar and show-cases the best of the regions athletic talent.

The first of the records tumbled in the opening event of the day with Amy Fitzgerald (Wairarapa College) throwing an impressive 40.74m in the Senior Girls Hammer, eclipsing the previous record by over 18m. Ben Schwass (Wairarapa College) broke the Junior Boys 200m in a blistering 24.77s bettering the previous time by 0.13s. The final record of the day went to Mikael Starzynski (Wairarapa College) who registered 50.12s for the Senior Boys 400m taking a sizeable 1.44s off the former mark set in 2014.

Full results of the 2018 Secondary School Inter-collegiate Athletics found here.

Picture left: Siena Cockburn from Solway College celebrates a win in the Junior Girls 100m.  Click here for more photos.

Results from the College Sport Wellington Regional Athletics.


School and sport joint-planning proves to be a winner 

In October 2017 Kuranui College's Teacher in charge of netball, Emma King, and sport coordinator, Donald Yee ,discussed the development of a plan to improve sport participation in school.

Historicallly, Kuranui had experienced success on the netball court but of recent times, had struggled to keep the prominence once held. "We started to see that girls participation in sport was dropping adn we wanted to find out some way to change this" says Donald, adding "It seemed that netball could be the key to helping us get he buy-in that we needed so we took our idea to Sport Wellington Wairarapa and asked for their direction." Together they identified key aspects that were working well and area's that needed addressing.

Click here to read the full artice






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