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Upper Hutt Leader : October 12th 2011
55 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 12, 2011 SPORT 4090859AB Hutt Valley Basketball Association Rep Coaches Wanted: • WBC • Open Men • Open Women • U21 Men • U21 Women • U19 Men • U19 Women • U17 Boys • U17 Girls • U15 Boys • U15 Girls • U13 Boys • U13 Girls Hutt Valley Basketball Association PO Box 35014, Naenae E: email@example.com W: www.basketballhuttvalley.co.nz Applications close 4 November 2011 Send CV to: Expressions of interest for the following teams: 3991793AA RIMUTAKA RAILWAY 17km Fun Run & Walk SATURDAY 12 November 2011 The event starts at Wellington Ka rt Club track, Kaitoke (9km north of Upper Hutt) and finishes at Cross Creek (near Lake Wairarapa). New Zealand's unique scenic and historic route, over the old Upper Hutt to Featherston Fell Railway line through the Rimutaka Ra nges. It's an easy gradient that ca n be negotiated by any reasonably fit runner or walker. Descent not suitable for buggies, and no dogs allowed as track goes through private farm land. Bus transport is available to the start a nd back after the event -- details on entry form. Walkers start 8.00am • Runners start 10.00am Entry fee up to 4 November: $30.00 Entry fee from 5 November: $35.00 Entry forms available from Upper Hutt Visitor Information Centre, H2O Xtream, local gyms Online entry via http://trenthamunited.co.nz Great Prizes to be Won! Trentham United Harriers & Walkers Club PO Box 40.357 Upper Hutt Football encouraged By PRIYANKA BHONSULE Special needs pupils from four schools kicked, cheered and showed off their football skills at a tournament last week. Last Friday, at the brand new Hutt Indoor Sports centre, pupils from Heretaunga College, Wainuiomata High, Hutt Valley High School and Naenae College went through practice drills before playing some team games, as part of an event organised by Special Olympics New Zea- land. The tournament was a follow-on from an introductory session of the Just Play Grassroots Football programme held in August, developed by Oceania Football Confederation in partnership with Special Olympics New Zealand. This time around, teachers from the four schools, who work with these pupils on a day-to- day basis, were in charge of organising the activi- ties. Special Olympic's Football Development officer Adam Hayman says all participating schools were provided with in-house training, and a football kit of balls, bibs, cones and speed rings for future development. National sports and coaching director for Special Olympics Mike Ryan says they are plan- ning to more than double the number of schools on the programme This year we targeted 25 schools; next year, it'll be more than 75.'' Ten schools, the four in the tournament plus Upper Hutt, St Pats (Town), Rongotai, Onslow, Mana, Colleges and Wellington High School were involved in the programme. Heretaunga pupils involved on the day were Ryan Watkins, Luke Wright, Talalelei Kehi, Owen Wallace and Jack Hackett. Surging on: Rising Tide, with Lisa Allpress in the saddle, gets up on the outside to win the The Oaks Stud Handicap at Trentham on Friday's Rugby World Cup race day. Second in the 2100-metre rating 90 event was Blakmandu with Matthew Cameron. Photo: PETER McDONALD NRA get result after long saga By COLIN WILLIAMS The signing of 30-year agreement for the use the Seddon Rifle Range at Trentham has buoyed the hopes and aspirations of the New Zealand Rifle Association The finalising of the lease, signed recently with the New Zealand Defence Force, means an end to a protracted saga, often legally argued, which has dogged the long-term planning of the NRA. We are extremely happy with the make up of the licence and can now look forward to some real progress at the range and NRA headquarters,'' the association presi- dent Darryl Crow says. This is great news and brings to an end one of the most time consuming tasks ever undertaken by NRA management and volunteers. This process has cost the Association a great deal of money in recent times,'' he says. Seddon Range is critical to the overall well being and continuance of the Associ- ation, Mr Crow says in a letter to members. It is the home of the Association and the lease guarantees its ability to host the national champs and international matches. Uncertainty over the continued use of the range began about 15 years ago when the last licence expired and the NRA Coun- cil declined to sign what was offered from the NZDF. In 2000, the range was closed for a time by army and the then NRA president, Tony Loughnan, after developing rules and get- ting the range open again, began negotiat- ing for a new licence. Initially, this was unsuccessful but with the last changing of governments, virtually years of discussion and negotiation, and a number of false hopes and starts, progress was still stalled. The NRA used legal advice, and carried out intensive research on the issue. Due to our better understanding of his- tory, we decided to stick to our guns and removed many of the concessions from the negotiating documents that we had earlier made. This meeting resulted in both par- ties reaching full agreement on every clause of the licence,'' Mr Crow says to members in an open letter. An important clause in the licence is the provision of a Memo of Understanding for access to the range for maintenance. Access for this has been a pressing prob- lem for a number of years and was seen by NRA as very important, Mr Crow says. SPORTS SHORTS Rippa rescheduled Upper Hutt's own rugby world cup, its much anticipated Inter-Primary School ''Rippa'' Tournament, will now be played later this month. Last week's bad weather caused the cancellation of the event on Tuesday and plans to hold it on the Thursday did not fall into place. Upper Hutt rugby club organiser Paul Assure says the event will now be held on Wednesday, 26 October, in the first week of the new school term and after the completion of the ''real'' Rugby World Cup. It will feature 40 teams (in year 3/4 and year 5/6 grades) from 16 primary schools in Upper Hutt and Stokes Valley. All the schools will adopt a world cup playing country and turn out on the day in that country's colours and play under its name. The Rippa tournament, which will involve up to 400 children, will be an all day event at Trentham Memorial Park. City youth The annual under-19 football tournament organised by Upper Hutt City took place at the weekend with 16 teams involved. Miramar Rangers were the eventual winners on Sunday, but only after their game against Stop Out was decided (9-8) on penalties. The visiting Napier City Rovers won the play-off for third, beating Lower Hutt City 2-0. Upper Hutt City's top side finished second in their pool, on goal differential, after a draw with Wellington City and wins over Tawa and Wainui. But in the knock-out play they were well beaten by Lower Hutt City to end up finishing sixth overall. Meanwhile, the final of the Upper Hutt Ethnic Community Football tournament will be played on Friday at Harcourt Park. The UK Kiwi and Wellington International Stars combinations will go had-to-head from 2pm, while the competition's plate final will be played beforehand as a curtain-raiser, beginning at noon. Taita triumph Whakatikei Park was the venue for the final of College League's Stephen Kearney Cup. In an exciting game, Taita headed off St Bernard's 22-20 to win the title for a first time in a season where Upper Hutt's three-year domination of the competition ended a couple of weeks ago at the semifinal stage, losing to the eventual new champions. Taita coach Darryl Marino says the final was a very close match with St Bernards finishing strong on attack but not able to conjure up a match-winning try. The difference came down to goal kicking of Taita's accurate Site Timu who slotted several sideline conversions.
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