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Upper Hutt Leader : June 1st 2011
51 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 1, 2011 SPORT Swim, stick, jump, stick, splash, stick, run, stick. ®Registered trade mark Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Ltd. Auckland. DA1710MT. NZ6484/11. New BAND-AID® Waterproof Tough-StripsTM will stick with them through anything. BAND-AID® Sports Kid of the Week Nominate someone you know to be the BAND-AID® Sports Kid of the Week! Just send us their name, address and daytime phone number, along with a photo and brief outline of what makes them a great sporting kid. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before 4pm 31/5/2011. HIO CHANEL PEREZ Sacred Heart Primary School Hio plays touch rugby for Sacred Heart and loves it, however he also plays rugby for Petone and was picked for the Under 10 Petone Rep team in 2010, having only started playing rugby in 2009. Hio loves sport and is very much a team player. Proud supporters of local rugby league Friday Night Football 3rd June Porirua Park Reserves 6pm Premiers 7.30pm Porirua V Petone Entry $5 under 15 Free Gates open 5pm Sat 4th June Reserves 1pm Premiers 2.30pm Cannons Creek Park St George V Te Aroha Naenae Park Randwick V Upper Hutt Wise Park Wainuiomata V University Womens Nationals Wise Park Wainuiomata Sat 4th & Sun 5th June For all other draws visit our website To receive the weekly e-newsletter with all Wellington Rugby League news & events email email@example.com Get that ball: Rimutaka's Louise Wharakura and Maidstone's Nicole Espinosa try to control a rebound in Saturday's derby premier game at Walter Nash Stadium. Rimutaka won 53-36. See back page. Photo: DEAN PEMBERTON A Rimutaka win City drifts from the top spot By COLIN WILLIAMS A disappointing nil-all result saw Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City relinquish top spot in their Central Premier League on the weekend. The side's coach Pedro Garcia was left lament- ing so many missed chances'' in his side's home game against Waterside-Karori, a side they comfortably put away by two goals in Chatham Cup, played a couple of weeks earlier. The draw, which followed a previous premier league loss, comes before two Harcourt Park fixtures during Queen's Birthday Weekend which will, in combination, have a big impact on the side's overall season. On Saturday at 2.30pm, City meet Stop Out, who thumped the bottom-placed Wainui by five goals to move into fifth, two points behind a now third-placed Upper Hutt. The public holiday on Monday will provide the big game and the biggest crowd, with another Chatham Cup knockout fixture where City faces a big ask in taking on Central League opposition in Tawa. The visitors have been carving out a giant- killing reputation in their league and were unlucky to draw against the competition leading Miramar Rangers on Saturday. Tawa will be tough, that's for sure . . . a good test for us to see where we are,'' Garcia said. Both games [this weekend] are very important to us and it will be great if we can win them. If I had to choose which was the most import- ant I don't think I could say, to be honest.'' Upper Hutt City play Stop Out on Saturday at 2.30pm and in the Chatham Cup, Tawa, on Monday at 2pm. Both games are at Harcourt Park. Schools mix it up for Cup Upper Hutt's own Rugby World Cup draw is happening this afternoon at Maidstone Park. Young club rugby players representing all of Upper Hutt and Stokes Valley's primary schools will find out, by the draw, which country's colours they will be wearing at a special tournament in early October. Organised by the Upper Hutt Rugby Club and the city council, the event will see the children playing in special jerseys with their school crest and UHRFC on the front and the name of the country they are playing for on the back. The games will run in year 3-4 and year 5-6 play. All 20 teams in the Rugby World Cup will be covered, with some primary schools entering two teams, Upper Hutt rugby's coaching co-ordinator Paul Assure says. SPORT SHORTS Game on at the Cossie A Clubs New Zealand 8 Ball tournament featuring more than 170 players from around the North Island gets under way at the Cossie Club from today with competition going through to a big finals day on Sunday. 8 Ball is similar to the mini-pool played on the small pool tables found in most clubs and pubs around the country. Fourteen tables have been brought in from Auckland and set up in the venue's function room for the event, which will be run in two competitions, singles and pairs. First up is the pairs, to be completed tomorrow, with the singles played out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ''The standard of play at this event will be very high and previous competitions have attracted good spectator numbers,'' says Rick Watson, president of the Cossie Club's 8 Ball Adjunct. ''Each game will average less than 10 minutes which makes the sport very spectator-friendly.'' Special viewing areas and big-screen television coverage will be provided for a sport which, along with mini- pool, has experienced huge growth in player numbers over the past five years. Entry to watch the play is free, although the general public will need to have a Cossie Club member sign them in as their guest. White bowls them over Upper Hutt's Lisa White was a stand- out success when making her debut as a New Zealand indoor bowls representative recently. The 29-year- old, who learned of her national selection late last year and several months before the Henselite Tournament was played against Australia in Balclutha, proved a star. She gathered two winners' medals, in singles and pairs play, as the New Zealand team drew 33-all with Australia. Defending holders Australia were awarded the victory after a tight few days' competition. The singles victory for White was an exciting affair, involving a count back on ends won after the game was all tied up. The Stokes Valley Knights player has been in the game since she was a youngster and has a promising future. She is also a successful outdoor player, having won five titles in Wellington regional play in the summer, including the champion of champions triples crown and the centre pairs. An awarding time Commonwealth Games silver medallist Gareth Kean received further high-profile recognition of his achievements last week when he was awarded the Wellington Sportsman of the Year title. Kean, who received the similar title at the Upper Hutt Sports Awards in April, claimed silver in the Delhi Games' 200-metre backstroke and has qualified for the world championships in July, with his sights on qualifying for the London Olympics.
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