WGHS 1st XI Hockey Champions

Congratulations to the WGHS 1st XI Hockey Team who won the Marie Fry National Secondary School Hockey Tournament held in Whangarei earlier this month. The team lost their first game against Kristin School 2-1 but then went on to win all others against Mt Albert Grammar 6-0, Gisborne Girls’ High School; Hillcrest High 3-1; and Rangitoto 7-6 (won on strokes after a 2-2 draw). They came up against Kristin again in the final, winning this time with 1-0. Overall, a fantastic team effort having strength right throughout. The girls loved playing with and for each other. Bridget John- son was a great captain and led the team so well. Ella-Rose Kini had an outstanding tournament as did Jess Pilmer who is an up and coming young player who will be exciting to watch in the future. Many thanks go to Al- ma Quirey for her superb coaching, time, effort and expertise and to team Manager Louise Kini for her fine managerial skills. Thanks to all parent support/helpers who delivered meals, helped ‘in camp’ and organised and supported fundraising.