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Winter Tournament Results

Iona started well and can be proud of the way they played with heart against the winning team Tu Toa. However a couple of close losses meant the team had to rally and they did. They won the final 3 games, playing a nail biting final which went into extra time and coming away with the win. The team came a commendable 25th overall at the Lower North Island Secondary Schools Netball tournament.



The hockey started with a win and a draw, the team’s progress through to the top 8 depended on the outcome against the eventual tournament winners. A hard fought game got the team through to a face another formidable side who would also then reach the final. The best game of the tournament came on the Thursday and the team came out with a strong 2-nil win to play off for 5th and 6th. The team continued to play with heart all week, showing progress and commitment to finish 6th in the Chica Gilmour Tournament. This was an improvement on last year where the team came 8th.

Iona started the tournament not as we had wished. This was a wakeup as to how tough the competition was.  On the Wednesday Iona played Northcote in a do or die game. A win would have seen Iona in the top 8, but alas it was not to be, and not for the want of trying. The score was 1 all when a dubious decision of  a penalty was awarded against Iona. Northcote tooke the game with a 2-1 win. In the playoffs, Iona faced Wanganui High and were defeated 1 nil. Battling injuries and tough calls the team took St Mathews to 1 all at full time.  Then  required a penalty shoot-out, which St Mathews won 1 nil. In the final game of the tournament Iona came up against Upper Hutt and the result was a 1 nil loss. However the girls definitely lifted the bar a s they came 16th overall compared to 24th last year. Lucy Bambry finished top goal scorere for Iona with 5 goals.

What a day……. the girls had such a fabulour time; team work, organisation, communication and physical challenges. The team consisted of Annabel Beal, Maia Ihimaera, Philippa Jones, Georgia Mossman, Lizzy Astwood, Phoebe Treseder, Lucy Bowen and Emma Freebairn. As a group they negotiated rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and orienteering. Mr Mossman was a great team support as he transported the bikes and encouraged the girls. The girls were the 1st “all girls” secondary school team and came a commendable 4th in the mountain liking section with 56 laps, only 5 laps behind the winning mixed team which was made up of very experienced mountain bikers.