Summer Sports Tournament Week results
2021 Summer Sports Tournament overview from Sports Director Jenna Murie...
The annual NZ Nationals MAADI Cup was held at Lake Karapiro last week. With 42 TGS students racing over 6 days, the club showed the rest of the country what Taka PRIDE means winning 2 silver medals, 2 gold medals (2 national titles), coming 6th overall in the country and placed as the 2nd co-ed rowing school in New Zealand. Another wonderful season for TGS rowing.
TGS Ultimate Frisbee (premier boys and girls) attended the NZ Nationals held in Taupo. The boys were undefeated the first day however, lost on the second day with a loss to Hutt Valley. The boys team finished 8th. The girls team, a young squad, had a mixed bag of wins and loses but improved every game and in the end fought their way into the playoff for 3rd and 4th. They finished in 4th place.
The NZ Secondary School North Island Mountain Biking Champs took place last week. TGS had 4 students competing. One student in particular, Joe Millington, had some outstanding results from this event and finished 1st under 16 Cross Country and 2nd under 16 Enduro categories.
TGS students Rye, Carrington and Niamh competed in the Predict Wind National Girls Regatta at Kohimarama Yacht Club in their respective classes. Carrington earned a 1st place spot in the 29er class with partner, Amelia Angus (from Epsom Girls). Rye Brady and Niamh Shanahan earned a 2nd place spot in the Feva class.
Summer Sport Tournament week has seen our TGS premier girls and boys volleyball teams competing at the NZSS Volleyball Nationals held down in Palmerston North. Lead by Tristan and Steffi, our head coaches, and helped by a vast array of parents over the week, there has been some great volleyball on display. The boys finished 14th in division 2 and the girls finished 11th in division 3.
Basketball 3 x 3
TGS Basketball competed in the Rebel Sport 3x3 Secondary School Championships at Pullman Arena where 141 teams were in attendance. All three of our teams placed in the top 8 of their respective grades. The junior boys placed 7th out of 17 teams in the junior boys open grade, the senior girls placed 6th out of 16 teams in the senior girls open grade, and the senior boys placed 3rd out of 35 teams in the senior boys open grade.
Our Premier Girls team was a young one and the expectation was to perhaps make the semi-finals of the tournament. We had some wins and losses and our last pool match vs Mt Roskill was to play off for 5/6 place. Rishika scored 54 for her 3rd 50 of the tournament. We won comfortably and played Glendowie College for 5/6 where the girls played with confidence and placed 5th in Auckland. The girls were excellent ambassadors for the school and the team will gain a lot of confidence going forward.
You can see an array of photos from these tournaments on the TGS Sports Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TGSSports