Nelson Leader : April 25th 2013
35 THE NELSON LEADER, APRIL 25, 2013 SPORT Team makes it a hat-trick On the ball: Garin College Senior A centre Poppy Resteiaux. Totally focused: Jacks OPD Richmond wing attack Kirston Powell. Calm and composed: Jacks OPD Richmond goal attack Leanne Cook during a netball game with Fairweathers Central Men at Saxton Stadium courts on Saturday. Scrambling for the ball: Jacks OPD Richmond goal keep Louise Mongrassi and Fairweather's Central Men goal shoot Shiloh Walsh in the heat of the battle. Prices Pharmacy Men won the Geraldine Hodgson net- ball tournament for the third year in a row last weekend. They went through the two-day tournament at Saxton Stadium undefeated in the tournament which featured 35 teams. In other grades Waimea College senior A won the A2 section win- ning all six of their games, Garin College won the B grade, Rival Grade the C grade and Stoke Power Signs the D grade. The exceptionally wet weather meant the tournament had to be played indoors. The first round of this season's premier grade competition starts on May 9 while the other grades begin on May 11. Photographer Marion van Dijk went along to capture Saturday's action. Swimmers plan winter full of sport Rising stars: From left, Gabrielle Hannen, Brooke Matheson and Georgie Trengrove. Photo: PETER GIBBS By PHIL BARNES The three leading under-16 girl swimmers in this sum- mer's Port Nelson Sum- mer Sea Swim Series will not be resting on their laurels this win- ter.Not only will Georgie Trengrove, 12, from Nelson Col- lege for Girls Prep School, Brooke Matheson, 13, from Waimea Col- lege and Gabrielle Hannen, 13, from Nelson College for Girls continue with their swimming training but they also plan to compete in several other sports. Georgie, who notched up seven wins out of the 13 races she entered in the Port Nelson Sum- mer Sea Swim series, plans to keep swimming with the Nelson South Swimming Club through the winter. But she will also be playing football, netball and doing com- petitive running. I usually end up going from one sporting practice session to the other but I love playing sport,'' she said. Last season she made her school's netball A team and qualified for the inter-regionals cross country championships and she hopes to do the same this year. She said she had been doing competitive swimming for two years and had been training five times a week in the pool. Her strongest discipline is the 200m breaststroke in which she came sixth in her age group in the nationals last year. Brooke, who also swims for Nelson South, said she plans to continue swimming three times a week through the winter. However, she also wants to focus on competitive cycling and netball. She is a member of the Wai- mea College year 9 A grade team where she plays centre and wing attack. Brooke is also part of a seven- member women's cycling team coached by leading Nelson cyclist Karen Fulton. July will be a par- ticularly busy month for Brooke as her cycling team will contest the South Island championships in Christchurch and three days later she will be competing with her year 9 Waimea College team in South Island netball cham- pionships. Gabrielle is a recent arrival to Nelson having moved to the city with her family from Taupo at Christmas. She said she would continue to swim three times a week through the winter. But she also plans to compete in the Tasman Secondary School Championships and also hopes to qualify to take part in the South Island champs. However, she intends to find time to play netball for Nelson College for Girls, to go road cyc- ling and to compete in duathlons. I'm going to do the (Nelson Triathlon Club's) duathlon at Rabbit Island on Sunday.''
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