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Senior Volleyball Trainings - Term 1)

Initial Trials:



Boys -
Thursday 4th Feb 3-5pm, Saturday 6th Feb 2-4pm


Girls -
Friday 5th Feb 3-5, Sunday 2pm - 4pm


Weekly Training times:


Time/Day
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Before school
7 - 8.00
Breakfast Club open until 8.25





Lunch
12.30 - 1.10





After School
2.45 - 5
Senior A Girls
Senior B Girls
Senior A Girls
Senior B Girls
Senior A Girls
Evening
5.30 - 7.30

Senior Boys

Senior Boys


Season Dates

BOP Dates


Prelims - Feb 20 and 21 QEYC -ASB ARENA-WHHS TRIDENT WHAKATANE TBC -
Round 1 - Feb 26th  QEYC /ASB
Round 2 - March 5th and 6th  (promotion –relegation)  QEYC  ASB ARENA     
Finals 19 and 20 March QEYC ASB ARENA

Nationals

Sunday 3rd - Saturday 9th April

Senior Volleyball Season

Senior Volleyball Trainings - Term 1)

Initial Trials:*
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Boys -

Thursday 4th Feb 3-5pm, Saturday 6th Feb 2-4pm*
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Girls -

Friday 5th Feb 3-5, Sunday 2pm - 4pm *
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Weekly Training times:*
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Time/Day ...

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4 February 2016 | 9:32 am
Day three started with a good match up. Tauranga Girls 9A. A top volleyball school. We dropped the first set but came back to win the second. The third set was a close pressure cooker. Under the pump, we battled and played some tidy volleyball to come out on top winning a very close 16-14. We served tough and handled the pressure really well. It was an awesome win against one of our rivals from this season and the future. 

Our second game was against a very structured and well coached Orewa year 9 team. We lost in two sets, but their coach and I agreed both teams got a lot out of the game. We pushed them in both sets, we even had players successfully jump serving. The best thing to come from the game was that it was clear to see a big step up in performance from all players. We got to an attacking shot regularly and put them under pressure. As a team massive development.

We carried this form into our final game. Day four we played Te Aroha College. Their coach is a New Zealand age-group coach, so we knew they would have some ability. We put service pressure on them, scrambled better and our bump/set/hit was more consistent and aggressive. We comfortably won in two sets. This meant we finished in a respectful 11th in Div two. This is a really pleasing final placing all things considered. We gave each player at least one set every game, never starting the same six players. This proved to be great for every players development. Each player contributed massively when they were on the court and they all developed so much since the BOP tournaments. We can all be really proud of this awesome group of young women. They played some outstanding volleyball. Our goal all season was to produce our best volleyball possible. We totally achieved this goal and had outstanding performances from each player. Off the court, the girls were fantastic. Organised, respectful and a pleasure to coach. A lot of other coaches made positive comments about our cool attitudes and behaviour. One high-level volleyball New Zealand representative coach said that we had some outstanding athletes and that if we can keep them together the future looked really promising. 

A really big thank you to all our whanau, manager Jarrah Burns, supporter and fundraiser Carolyn Ion and assistant coaches Ricky Ion and Brayden Tunui. Without all these people, this trip would not have happened or be as successful.







































North Island Champs - Day 3 and 4

Day three started with a good match up. Tauranga Girls 9A. A
top volleyball school. We dropped the first set but came
back to win the second. The third set was a close...

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29 November 2015 | 9:53 pm
The last three games have been great. We have won two from 3. Last night we played a late game against Taradale High and won. Earlier today we played Te Awamutu who served really tough and put pressure on our pass a lot. We lost badly in the first set but came back really strong to win the second to take them to a third set. This was close, but they won by just making less unforced errors so a really good learning experience for the girls. Our next game was aginst a team from Australia, Upwey College. A very big volleyball school. They were a similar team. Tough serving and structured. Our girls again dropped the first set but took the second to take it to a three setter. Our girls played really tough under pressure and it showed they had learnt from the previous game and closed the game out strongly with solid serving and passing along with consistent attack and scrambling. Awesome game to watch. Tonight we have a tough game against Napier Girls College. A big girls school with a lot of athletes to choose from. If we can play as consistent as possible then it is all on!!

We had a birthday celebration for Georgina last too wich was really cool. Thanks to Mrs Burns for that.








Day two - North Island Champs

The last three games have been great. We have won two from
3. Last night we played a late game against Taradale High
and won. Earlier today we played Te Awamutu who...

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25 November 2015 | 5:02 pm
We lost our first two games against two good Year 10 teams so we are still happy with how we are developing. The game we are targeting to get a good draw into Div 2 is tonight at 7 pm against Taradale High from Napier. All girls have good game time and are learning a lot about playing tough and how to handle long tournament days. The have been representing the school really proudly so no complaints from the coach.




Day one - North Island champs

We lost our first two games against two good Year 10 teams
so we are still happy with how we are developing. The game
we are targeting to get a good draw...

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24 November 2015 | 4:03 pm

Big day for girls. 3 games,  2 duties. Last o ne starting at 8. Not much reception at the marae so we will do our best to keep the up dates coming.

North Island Champs.

Big day for girls. 3 games,  2 duties. Last o ne starting
at 8. Not much reception at the marae so we will do our best
to keep the up dates...

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24 November 2015 | 9:27 am
After a lot of time and effort given the junior girls are off to Wellington on Monday to compete at the North Island Championships.

We have done very well to qualify for division 1/2. We have a possibility of making the top 32 teams in the country, which will be amazing considering they are all year 9s.

Here is ha link to the draw volleyballnz.org.nz

A big thanks to all the whanau who have helped with fundraising and organising the girls. A special thank you to Carolyn Ion who has worked hard with sponsorship and came into the final training with fresh supplies for the girls and gave some really cool messages and words of wisdom at their last training.


Junior Girls Volleyball North Island Champs 2015

After a lot of time and effort given the junior girls are
off to Wellington on Monday to compete at the North Island
Championships.

We have done very well to qualify for division...

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22 November 2015 | 2:27 pm

3 teams off to National Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships. Wish us luck and we will keep you all posted. 

Volleyball nationals.

3 teams off to National Secondary Schools Volleyball
Championships. Wish us luck and we will keep you all
posted. 

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22 March 2015 | 8:47 am
Our AIMS Games Netball Girls came 11th place in their grade of 32 teams. An overall 75th position of 97 teams. Congratulations to Jaymee Karekare for being named in the AIMS Games tournament team - woop woop!!


Netball Results

Our AIMS Games Netball Girls came 11th place in their grade
of 32 teams. An overall 75th position of 97 teams.
Congratulations to Jaymee Karekare for being named in the
AIMS Games tournament...

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13 September 2014 | 8:23 pm
On day four the boys managed to dodge the rain for their final game against Kaitao Middle School. In an entertaining game, Dion Grennfield provided the highlight with a solid try. However this wasn't enough as Kaitao ran away with the game 28 - 6. A big congratulations to all of the boys as they battled hard right til the end of the tournament. Even though the results didn't go their way, they can all hold their heads up high as they represented Tarawera High School with passion and pride.




AIMS Games Rugby League 9's day four

On day four the boys managed to dodge the rain for their
final game against Kaitao Middle School. In an entertaining
game, Dion Grennfield provided the highlight with a solid
try. However this...

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12 September 2014 | 4:36 pm
Wednesday - Singles Play-offs

Our 4 students that qualified for the singles final 64 bowlers all won their first games relegating them to final 32.  With an awesome effort from all, unfortunately Te Peeti Hiwarau, Manaia Keepa and Leo Bicknell lost their games resulting in an instant knock-out.  Kaja Smith-Nu'u however won her next 2 games putting her into the position of the last 8 final bowlers out of a mega 213 competitors. 

Kaja played her best game of the day against her opposition, narrowly losing to A. Quellet from Tauranga Intermediate, who went on to win 1st place gold medal. 
Our place getters successfully collected points for our school:

32nd Place    
Te Peeti, Manaia and Leo     
(1 point each) 3 points

8th Place     
Kaja    
6 points

A Total of 9 AIMS Games points for Tarawera High School

Thursday - Pairs Qualifying & Play-offs

Today our singles paired with their bowling buddy to qualify for pairs play-offs.  All played some heart stopping shots and we were unlucky to only have 1 pair qualify out of 4.  Sean McCarthy who only joined us 2 weeks ago proved to add lead value to his games providing ground support to his skip Leo Bicknell.  They played a smooth game with Sean planting his brown bowls either just behind or on the jack allowing for Leo to finish some winning ends with points.  They to were very unlucky to continue from this point.

We wish to thank whanau and staff who supported us this week.  Finally, a huge loud applause to coaches Koro and John Dowie for your guys expertise, patience, tolerance, commitment and overall AWESOMENESS...


Indoor Bowls - Wednesday and Thursday

*Wednesday - Singles Play-offs*




Our 4 students that qualified for the singles final 64
bowlers all won their first games relegating them to final
32.  With an awesome effort from all, unfortunately Te
Peeti Hiwarau, Manaia...

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11 September 2014 | 9:38 pm

The boys fronted up for an early start and headed over to Tauranga on a drizzly day. Five scheduled games meant the team was in for a huge day, and everyone put in a huge effort right until the final whistle of game five. The highlights of the day were the two tries, scored by Cyprus and Elias. the team also got within a whisker of their first victory, losing narrowly to Rakaumanga 8-6. The team is looking forward to pushing for their first win on day four tomorrow.
Results:
Lost  14-0 v Otumoetai Intermediate
Lost  22-0 v Matamata Intermediate
Lost  8-6 v Rakaumanga 
Lost  40-0 v Howick Intermediate
Lost  18-4 v Kaitao Middle School


AIMS Games Rugby League 9's day 3

The boys fronted up for an early start and headed over to
Tauranga on a drizzly day. Five scheduled games meant the
team was in for a huge day, and everyone put...

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11 September 2014 | 5:51 pm
The boys pulled up ok early on day two ready for their trip over to Tauranga. They played their best game of the day during the first game against Howick, and although they were competitive the score line unfortunately didn't reflect the effort the boys put in. The team found the following games much harder, but the boys will be back tomorrow looking for their first win of the tournament.
Results:
Loss V Howick Intermediate 22 - 0
Loss V Mount Maunganui Intermediate 30 - 0
Loss V Papamoa College 34 - 0




AIMS Games Rugby League day 2.

The boys pulled up ok early on day two ready for their trip
over to Tauranga. They played their best game of the day
during the first game against Howick, and although...

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10 September 2014 | 7:22 pm
A later 12pm start for the Indoor Bowling section of AIMS Games allowed a little sleep in for our Tarawera High team of Kaja Nu'u-Smith, Leo Bicknell, Manaia and Tawhio Keepa, Te Peeti Hiwarau, Kruze Tanoa, Cameron Dyer and Sean McCarthy.

Today each player had 4 games and 1 bye.  To qualify for singles play-off/finals the next day (Wednesday), every player needed to win at least 3 of their 4 games.  Te Peeti Hiwarau successfully won all his 4 games.  Kaja Smith-Nu'u, Leo Bicknell and Manaia Keepa won 3 of their 4 games, a total of 4 qualifying. 

There were some exciting games rolled today.  Compliments were given to our students by the elderly umpires and markers.  They expressed the kids were brilliantly composed during their play and controlled their games really well.  "They are obviously coached well", one said.  I was tempted to steal John Dowie (coach) his thunder but instead I nodded in his direction ...

I will post an update on tomorrows results in the evening.  Watch this space!


Indoor Bowls - Tuesday

A later 12pm start for the Indoor Bowling section of AIMS
Games allowed a little sleep in for our Tarawera High team
of Kaja Nu'u-Smith, Leo Bicknell, Manaia and Tawhio Keepa,
Te Peeti Hiwarau, Kruze Tanoa, Cameron...

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9 September 2014 | 9:10 pm
It was a tough day at the office for the Tarawera High Year 7 and 8 rugby league 9's team. Against much bigger and faster opposition from around the country, the boys played hard but ultimately a lack of possession and territory in all four of the games on day one resulted in some lop-sided results. To the boys' credit they kept their chins up throughout the day and are looking forward to some more action tomorrow.
Results:
Lost 38 - 0 v Southern Cross Campus
Lost 38 - 0 v Hastings Intermediate
Lost 28 - 0 v Orwea College
Lost 42 - 0 v Tauranga Intermediate



AIMS Games Rugby League 9's - Day One

It was a tough day at the office for the Tarawera High Year
7 and 8 rugby league 9's team. Against much bigger and
faster opposition from around the country, the boys...

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9 September 2014 | 5:12 pm
Well done on a great first day at AIMS GAMES Tarawera High netball girls! Win against Diocesan School Auckland 28/24. Loss against Marist College 18/26. Here's to another great day tomorrow

Information posted on Facebook - Mandi Ruri
AIMS NETBALL UPDATE

Well done on a great first day at AIMS GAMES Tarawera High
netball girls! Win against Diocesan School Auckland 28/24.
Loss against Marist College 18/26. Here's to another great
day tomorrow

Information posted...

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8 September 2014 | 9:10 pm
Trainings on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.45- 5 pm. 

Some really impressive performances at training's at the moment. The more competition and players  we have at training, the faster you improve. So its all our responsibility to keep getting the boys to show up.

Junior Boys - If you want to be considered in the team for all the Term 4 tournaments then you need to show up this week. We have to name a team ASAP so we can start fundraising etc. Awesome training's form all the Yr 9 and 10 players so far this term. Its been impressive.

Senior boys - There will be an Eastern Bay Under 17s and Under 19s (maybe taken by P Barr). There are Bay of Plenty. I have put my hand up to work with Ms Henderson and take the Under 17s. Get all the boys to training so we can have a solid game 6 v 6 and get ready for 2015 Nationals next year now. 





Senior and Junior Boys Volleyball:

Trainings on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.45- 5 pm. 

Some really impressive performances at training's at the
moment. The more competition and players  we have at
training, the faster you improve. So its all...

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25 August 2014 | 9:03 pm

How do we get one of these gadgets for THS volleyball???

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25 August 2014 | 7:59 pm
A gold medal for our pairs Kaja Smith-Nu’u and Manaia Keepa proved that our Indoor Bowls AIMS team are ready to ‘Rock and Bowl' in Week 8 for the NZ AIMS Games tournament.

A total of 35 students from Opotiki Primary, Ashbrooke Primary (Opotiki) and Tarawera High were able to show case a glimpse of their bowling talents at the Pre-AIMS Indoor Bowls Tournament held in Whakatane on Wednesday.

Kaja Smith-Nu’u, Leo Bicknell, Manaia Keepa, Tawhio Keepa, Cameron Dyer, Te Peeti Hiwarau and Kruze Tanoa did themselves and coach John Dowie proud when they rolled some outstanding bowls against some talented bowlers from Opotiki.

The determination to go for gold was accomplished by pair’s team Kaja and Manaia.  After the pairs games, each team member played without the support of their partner bringing everything they have learnt to the singles games.   The same determination to win another gold medal for the team was close but became impossible when our players met and played their own team mates, knocking each other out for a chance at top placing’s.

Two weeks is all our bowlers have to fine tune what they know and polish their mat techniques.  Best of luck to our Tarawera High team who will be bowling amongst 200 participants entered into the indoor bowls category of the AIMS Games.  New Zealand's largest sporting tournament has 18 sports codes, 228 schools registered and over 1000 participants in this year’s 2014 AIMS Games.  

 
AIMS GAMES Indoor Bowls – Pre AIMS tournament

A gold medal for our pairs Kaja Smith-Nu’u and Manaia
Keepa proved that our Indoor Bowls AIMS team are ready to
‘Rock and Bowl' in Week 8 for the NZ AIMS Games
tournament.


A total...

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25 August 2014 | 2:18 pm




On Wednesday 6th August, 16 of our students competed in the Bay Of Plenty Junior Badminton Championships.  These students qualified for this tournament by competing well at the EBOP championships held earlier this year.

We had one year 9 & 10 boys team qualify, two year 9 & 10 girl’s teams and one year 7 & 8 girls’ team.  These students all developed greatly over the badminton season and played some of their best Badminton at the BOP champs which was very pleasing to see.

Yr 7 & 8 Girls
Princess Elliott                               Aliciah Rangiaho                
Jaymee Karekare                            Alexaan-Kelly Puutu-Dredge 

This team did extremely well coming second in the entire BOP, coming home with silver medals.  An excellent result for such talented girls.

Yr 9 & 10 Boys
Ricky Ion                                          Hoani Rangitakaiwaho    
Levi Te Riini                                      Rayden Kingi       

These boys played some excellent badminton.  Coming up against some experienced players they continued to play their best Badminton possible which was pleasing.  These boys ended up in fourth place (after a count back) in Division Two.  
  
Yr 9 & 10 Girls
THS Gold

Diamond Gemmell                           Destiny Daly
Shemeen Te Riini                            Sherraijka Bruintjes      

These girls did extremely well at the EBOP competition and managed to qualify in Division One for the BOP champs.  Like the boys, these girls were facing teams who belonged to Badminton clubs and were talented experienced players.  These girls played some wonderful Badminton, ending up 4th in Division One, an excellent result for our school.

Yr 9 & 10 Girls
THS Blue

Acacia McMillan                           Jimmie-Leigh Curry
Hayes Mio-Mihaere                       Taylor van Gulick

Narrowly missing out on qualifying for Division One, this team was extremely competitive in Division Two at the BOP Champs.  These girls played excellent Badminton and came away in second place, also bringing home silver medals.

These students were excellent ambassadors for Tarawera High School.  They were disciplined, hard-working and competitive.  Well done to all of these students.




BOP JUNIOR BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

On Wednesday 6th August, 16 of our students competed in the
Bay Of Plenty Junior Badminton Championships.  These
students qualified for this tournament by competing well at
the EBOP championships held earlier this...

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18 August 2014 | 11:54 am
On the 13th of August a group of Year 7 and 8's traveled to Eve Rimmer park to play against other Eastern Bay Schools in a Rugby 7's tournament. First up, the boys had a great win over St Josephs, 31-0. Unfortunately this was followed by two losses against Ashbrook and Ruatoki, and despite the results the boys played well and were competitive in the two games. This meant that for the crossover game at the end of the day Tarawera were put up against their neighbors Te Teko. In a highly entertaining game, Te Teko came out on top 17-10. Try scorers from Tarawera High for the tournament were Dion Greenfield (3), Pheeny Daly, Tyler Simpson, Paki Tuhoro, Wayne Hiraka, Owen Brown and Varian Wi. Cyruss Paul added some helpful conversions while Hauauru Morgan, Simon Karekare and Matrix Turner tackled hard all day. Well done to all the boys for representing your school with pride.




Year 7 & 8's Rugby 7's Tournament

On the 13th of August a group of Year 7 and 8's traveled to
Eve Rimmer park to play against other Eastern Bay Schools in
a Rugby 7's tournament. First up, the...

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14 August 2014 | 10:35 am
Here are some pictures of our Senior Nationals tournament from term 1 this year to get you all motivated to play.




Tarawera Boys Volleyball Nationals Pictures - Get motivated again!

Here are some pictures of our Senior Nationals tournament
from term 1 this year to get you all motivated to play.

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11 August 2014 | 12:06 pm
On Thursday the 31st of July, thirteen year 7 and 8 students converted into rugby league players for the day to compete in a bare foot rugby league 9 a side tournament in Whakatane. The conditions were wet the toes were cold but the boys were keen for a day of rugby league. The first game was against Te Whata Tau O Putauaki and the boys won comfortably 24 points to 8. Stand out performances from the T.H.S team were Cayless (Dummy Cut) Chisholm and Dion (The Destroyer) Greenfield for their tries and finishing finesse. In the second game against Paroa, T.H.S won 18 points to 8 with standout performances from Wayne (The High Ball diffuser) Hiraka and Pheeny (The rocket) Daly. The third game against reining rugby league champs Edgecumbe, was a tight tussle where T.H.S lost 18 points to 8 to a mammoth team. Standout performances from the T.H.S. team were from the twins Alan (The Tackling Machine) Chisholm and Ruben (The Metre Eater) Chisholm. T.H.S made it to the grand finale to play the mighty Edgecumbe boys again were Edgecumbe were victorious 8 points to 4. Player of the tournament for T.H.S goes to Nephi (The Human Bulldozer) Sanerive for his outstanding runs and sportsmanship. A huge thank you to Dean and Sharon Hooper, Sharlene Kavatoa, Vicky Hohepa and Tracey Mills for transporting and supporting our boys on the day. T.H.S participation in the tournament would not have been possible without your support – many thanks.


Doug Rehu
Year 7 and 8 Rugby League 9's

On Thursday the 31st of July, thirteen year 7 and 8 students
converted into rugby league players for the day to compete
in a bare foot rugby league 9 a side tournament...

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11 August 2014 | 11:51 am
Junior Boys volleyball has accommodation booked for Wellington. We are currently training on Wednesday after school but we will change to Tuesday & Thursday once the Junior Boys rugby is finished. Spots are still up for grabs for those who want to make the Junior Boys trip to Wellington in November. Here is where we will be staying and playing.


Click -  Tapu te ranga marae 







Volleyball Accommodation

*Junior Boys volleyball* has accommodation booked for
Wellington. We are currently training on Wednesday after
school but we will change to Tuesday & Thursday once the
Junior Boys rugby is finished. Spots are...

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10 August 2014 | 5:27 pm
Our Junior Boys Volleyballers are committed to training's at the moment and their improvement is clear to see. We are training to hopefully get to Wellington for the North Island Junior Secondary Championships in November. Special mention must go to the following players who have all been really impressive so far;

Taranui Tierney-Kingi Yr 9
Cyruss Paul Yr 8
Declan Alcock Yr 10
James Te Riini Yr 10
Kaharoa Tioke Yr 9
Matenga Rogers Yr 9
Harry Mitai Yr 10
Dakota Paul Yr 10
Brayden Tunui Yr 9
Ricky Ion Yr 10
Traeman Mansell-Hohepa Yr 9
Traylan Chisholm Yr 10

A big special thank you to our volleyball expert Hori Richmond for all his time and effort he is giving to our team. Tu meke Hori.
Boys volleyball training over term 2

Our Junior Boys Volleyballers are committed to training's at
the moment and their improvement is clear to see. We are
training to hopefully get to Wellington for the North Island
Junior Secondary Championships...

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4 June 2014 | 8:53 am