North Shore Times : November 23rd 2010
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The coaches believe the season haul of 1213 points scored and 139 points conceded is unprecedented in the history of the North Harbour J1 compe- tition. We had no weakness, we had the best scrum, the best line- out, running forwards and dev- astating backs,'' Barbarich says. The Bays side were so domi- nant that Barbarich says another club twice called off their clashes 15 minutes before fulltime. In the under-13 open weight grade competition the team had players as young as 11-years- old and boys weighing in at more than 100kg as well as under 50kg. We always believed that skill can beat size with plenty of hard work,'' Moller says. One month before other jun- ior teams the champions, the majority of whom are classmates, were already into their pre-season training. No one trained as hard as us. We believed in plenty of physicality at training, not too much running around cones, we trained how we played,'' Barbarich says. The players would say Saturdays are easy compared to training days,'' team manager Paul Doyle says. Tours to the Gold Coast and to Putaruru have also been a feature of this team's time in junior rugby. Hopefully this has given the lads some great rugby memor- ies to take with them now they are leaving the club,'' Doyle says. In the coming years the boys will play rugby for their high schools but Bays are keen to see them turn out for the club as seniors. The coaching staff want to keep in contact with the boys until they return. Our long term goal is to tour domestically and international- ly alternate years with a team until they reach the senior ranks,'' Barbarich says. Golfers bring rosebowl back to Shore For the fourth time in seven years the Freyberg Rosebowl is back with Harbour Golf. The Harbour Golf masters team of Rob Noffke, Phil Mosley, Waka Donnelly, Mark Dawson and Reg Fleet won a tense final over Wellington in the over-40 event in Inver- cargill. A first-up loss to Northland was followed by wins over Bay of Plenty, East Coast/Poverty Bay, Waikato and Taranaki, qualifying them for the semis. They met Auckland and got off to a good start, 3.5/1.5 up after six holes. After nine holes the match was back to square. The battle continued with Noffke and Donnelly finally succumbing one down to Dave Headland and Tony Treen respectively with Mosley defeating Mike Leitch 3/2 and Dawson defeating Richard Grif- fin 2/1. That left Fleet at No 1 who birdied the 15th to get back to square with Martin Tumata. Fleet followed that with another birdie at 16 to go one up and it was all over 3/2. In the final, Noffke got off to a fast start against the current New Zealand seniors champion Rod- ney Barltrop, winning 5/3. Mosley played par golf to defeat Tam Slaven 3/2 but Don- nelly was beaten 3/2 by Mal- colm Gullery who was the player of the tournament. Dawson had a see-saw match with former professional Peter Brinsdon and although one up on the last tee got a valuable half to set up an intriguing fin- ish. Fleet, who had been three down after the 11th to Welling- ton No 1 Jeff Sims, staged a typically remarkable fightback to win the 12th, 14th and 15th to be all square at the 16th. There, he lipped his birdie putt and Sims holed out for a half. On the 17th, both found bunkers and in a surreal finish, Fleet moved his from one bunker to another while Sims left his ball in the sand also. Fleet calmly played his third out to two feet while Jeff came out about 10 feet short. Kent wins fresh from Egypt gold By MARYKE PENMAN Water domination: Swimmer Steven Kent. After collecting six medals at the Surf Life- saving World Champion- ships in Egypt last month, Steven Kent has returned home to win the first two ocean swims of the State Beach Series in Takapuna. Kent won gold in the tube rescue as part of a four-man team and also gained three silvers and two bronze while rep- resenting New Zealand in his second world championships. Following a brief hol- iday at the conclusion of the event, Kent has joined the North Shore Swimming Club under coach Thomas Ansorg in a move he hopes will help him to achieve his goal of competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. For the next year- and-a-half it will be hard training to get to my goals,'' says Kent. With around 10 train- ing sessions a week and regular 5am starts, Kent says at the end of the day achieving his dreams is what makes it all worth- while. If you get the results then it's all worth it. But if you have the odd morning off then it makes achieving that goal so much harder. So I think it's just keeping your eye on what you want at the end of all that hard training,'' he says. Following his move to Auckland from his home city Wellington last year, Kent has been a regular at the beach series. I use it as training for ocean swimming. After 14 weeks of doing the beach series it really sets you up nicely for compet- ing in other events like King of the Bays,'' Kent says. At King of the Bays earlier this year, Kent was first across the line in 33 minutes and five seconds, a result he hopes to repeat at next year's event in April. King of the Bays is the last in a chain of six ocean swims forming part of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Trophies and titles: Matthew O'Connor is quickly making his mark on the Oceania martial arts scene. Master of martial arts Eight-year-old Matthew O'Connor has added another Oceania mar- tial arts title to his col- lection. About 150 athletes from Australia and New Zealand competed at the Oceania Kenpo mar- tial arts champs. Matthew came first in sparring and sets and second in forms and self defence. Based on these results, Matthew was invited to compete for the coveted title of Oceania champion for six to 12-year-olds, which he won. It's the second time Matthew has won the title. He has now qualified to compete in the Kenpo worlds next year. Since age four, Mat- thew has shown an affinity toward martial arts, so we started him before his fifth birthday and he has never looked back,'' says mum and personal coach Vicky. Matthew often does more than six classes a week and is fast ap- proaching black belt level. Matthew trains un- der Shihan Kevin Watts, a seventh dan black belt from the Browns Bay Shaolin Kempo branch. Martial art's a great way for children to learn discipline, focus and commitment. Our training provides a strong self defence base where you can get physical in conjunction with learning respect for others and personal responsibility. We are fortunate to be right next to the beach, as this provides extra training oppor- tunities in the summer months,'' Watts says. Next year Matthew is eligible for selection for the Australasian team to compete at the IKF Internationals and the Oceania competition to be held in Australia. Matthew also hopes to attend the annual Kenpo 5.0 camp in Las Vegas, training under Jeff Speakman. Speakman is the cre- ator of American Kenpo 5.0 and appeared as an action star in The Per- fect Weapon and Street Knight. To sponsor Matthew or to find out about joining Kempo contact Kevin Watts on 021-120-7954.
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