Northern News : November 28th 2012
24 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 SPORT Price takes home three golds Pumping high: Dean Price wins three gold medals at the power lifting nationals. Seventeen-year-old Dean Price from Waimate North took up the sport of power lifting six months ago, training at home with a home gym and bench. Three months ago Dean started com- peting in the under 74kg sub-junior age bench press division and has taken the sport by storm. September was a big month for Dean. He took gold medals in his age and weight category at the Northland Championships in Dargaville, The North Island Championships in Auck- land and the National Bench Pressing Championships in Wellington. He unofficially broke the New Zea- land record at the Wellington champion- ships and that s only because he hasn t been a member of the Power Lifting Association for the six months needed to officially take the record. Dean has now qualified to go to the World Power Lifting Championships in Lithuania in May. By then he will have been involved with the sport for a year. Sophie takes young rider class Mounting wins: Sophie Burling riding LR Ruegar MSH takes first place in the young rider class. Sophie Burling of Purerua had a successful competition at the ESNZ Showjumping at Woodhill Sands, Kumeu, on November 17 and 18. Travelling with her were three of her competition hor- ses she placed on all of them. The first day s weather was appalling with and jumps blowing over. But Sophie rode two clear rounds on LR Ruegar MSH and took first place in the young rider class. Sunday saw an improve- ment in weather conditions. Sophie on Detailed MSH rode to a creditable fifth placing in the Horse Grand Prix, jumping to 1.45m with one rail down. Her youngest horse Astek Danzing MSH rode smaller classes but was placed fourth with a double clear carried out in soupy conditions on the Saturday. Young polocrosse riders have fun Good turnout: Polocrosse riders from left: Shiree Stankovich, Henry Holyoak, Mimi Zielinski, Kayla Murray, Ty Murray and David Marlow. The weather was hot and the kids were out in force on their ponies for the Polocro- sse Fun Day in Pouto on November 18. The Kaikohe Polocrosse Club will be having their fun day on December 1 at the Dalton s practice fields on Taheke Rd, Kaikohe starting at 10am. Food and refreshments will be available, spectators always welcome. For inquiries call Carmen on 09 405 3929. Bridge great for all It is well known that playing bridge is good for training your memory, however it also trains your powers of reasoning and teaches you to use logic. To some people bridge appears to be a game for the oldies, but not so any longer. Bridge is now taught in several schools. Matthew Brown, a school- boy from Whangarei, learnt toplayat13andisnowa member of New Zealand s National Youth Team at only 16.Many clubs and the New Zealand Bridge Association are raising funds to cover the travel costs for these young bridge players. Bridge is a very sociable game, played with just four people in their own homes or join a local club which costs $35 for the year, with $3 table money when you play. And there is no need to buy expensive gear or clothes. The more ambitious and competitive player may prog- ress to playing in tourna- ments. Free bridge lessons are starting on December 2 at 3.30pm at the Paihia Ex- Servicemen s Club and will then take place on Wednesdays and Sundays for three weeks. For further information contact Peter Hirzel on 09 402 8370, Andrew Thom- sonon094028416orDi Sadler on on 09 402 6617. Ribbon day: Kerikeri competitors, from left: Yves Brown, Geneiva Waha and Billie Brown cool off in the Rawene school pool after a full day's programme. Ribbon day success Rawene held its first ath- letics ribbon day in 30 years on November 18 with more than 40 children from affiliated Northland athletic clubs participating. The Kerikeri Athletics Club was represented by Geneiva Waha and Yves Brown, both 11, 10-year-old Jack Julius and 9-year-old Billie Brown, who took part in a full programme of seven individual events and two relays with great results. Jack won the 100m, 400m, 800m and long jump, Geneiva took the 100m, 400m, 800m, high jump and long jump, Yves won the shotput and was runner-up in the 400m and the high jump, and Billie dominated her age group winning all seven events. The Rawene Athletics Club hosted the day with the nominal $5 entry fee cover- ing ribbons, snacks and pool entry. It was well attended by parents and volunteers. Kerikeri Athletics Club is for children 13 years and under and trains at Kerikeri High School on Wednesdays at 5pm.
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