We played our last few games hard and fast, lost a couple and won a couple – we ended up in the semis which was great for the team. We didn’t make it through to the finals but played well and ended up third! We were both delighted and exhausted. My feet were sore after playing 2 games a day so I’m looking forward to some R&R.
However, we have to continue our training schedule as we have qualified for Secondary School Nationals which is in Timaru in October. We’re busy prepping and fund raising. We are looking for sponsorship if anyone can help us – contact Adelita Sotutu, Director of Sport – Adelita.Sotutu@howick.school.nz. Thanks for reading my blog, more to follow as we head to the Secondary School Nationals on 7th October.
4 September 2018
We won our second game yesterday against Carmel 42 – 26 – another great game for the team. Unfortunately, I rolled my ankle which meant I only played 3 quarters of the game, but I it rested well overnight and it was less sore this morning.
Our day began with a little R&R on the beach! It’s beautiful down here at the Mount, we walked and took photos – too cold to swim!
The first of our 2 games today was against Morrinsville and it was another win for us – Howick 34 – Morrinsville 23. The second game is later today and we’ll be playing St Cuthberts. The team is playing well together.
3rd September 2018
Early start, woke up at 6am and had breakfast at 6.30am – although I didn’t eat much as I wasn’t hungry. First game was at 9am and we were playing against Whangaparaoa. I played Goal Defence for most of the game, switching to Goal Keeper for the last part of the game. We won – the score was 56-14 which we were all pumped about. One tiny mishap involving my knee which got a minor scape when I slipped on the wet court – but no damage done!
It’s a great feeling when all the practice and training comes together for the team and we win 🙂