Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Lindisfarne College Take Home Unison Challenge Shield

Lindisfarne College Take Home Unison Challenge Shield

Monday 25 August

Lindisfarne College won the Unison Secondary School Rugby Challenge Shield on Friday, squashing Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB) College’s hopes for a hat trick victory.

Played as the curtain raiser to the Magpies vs Taranaki home game, Lindisfarne came away with a 26 – 16 win against two-time champions, CHB.

Lindisfarne 2nd XV Coach, [insert name], said the win was well deserved by the team.

“Having remained undefeated throughout the season, winning the Shield was the ultimate goal.

“They have had a solid season, playing some really high level rugby so it was great to see them finish on a high.”

CHB, while disappointed with the result, certainly reminded the crowd why they have consistently made the final in the last three years.

“The boys have played out of their skin all season. They had really hoped to make it three wins in a row, but they still did themselves proud and you can’t ask for more than that.

“Their hard fought effort and attitude on the field was testament to their sportsmanship.”

The Challenge Shield is part of Unison’s sponsorship with the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union, and an extension of its junior rugby programme.

“It is great to see a Hawke’s Bay Company, like Unison, so involved in the Community. Their ongoing support certainly doesn’t go unnoticed,” said Mr Goodger.

In presenting the Shield on behalf of the Unison Group, Customer Relations Manager, Danny Gough, said Unison was proud to support the regions’ rising rugby stars.

“It is really pleasing for us to support local rugby at this level, and be here to watch what is, evidently, the pinnacle event of the season for these young men.

“Our future All Blacks start here, at the grass roots level. Based on the talent and passion we saw on the field on Friday night, New Zealand is positioned well to remain on top in the years to come.”

In addition to the shield, Mr Gough also presented each player of the winning team with a medal and a $500 R80 Sports Voucher for Lindisfarne College, while CHB College received a $250 Kooga Voucher.

-Ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

    Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
    Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

    Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

    The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news