Home link

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


We had a depleted team and needed to borrow two players to make up the numbers. There was a bit of experimentation that worked in the first half where the score was 2-2. Unfortunately the continued experimentation failed to work in the second half and we ended up losing 4-2 in a game I think we should have won. This week we had three Players of the Day;  Rory Brabant and Charlotte Sancto-Jones for their staunch defence and Isabella Ovenden for her passing and setting up goals on attack.

Mr Donovan


The Asteroids showed they are a team with passion in another very fast and physical game. The opposition had size over us again but the Asteroids didn't let this discourage them. They passed well and had plenty of opportunities under the basket. However, the ball just wouldn't drop in the basket for us. The final score was 8-1 with Ben Rist scoring with 4 seconds left on the clock. Player of the Day went to Jessica Rensen for her diligent defensive play. Great game, team!

Mrs Houseman


It was a DRAW, 3-3!  The game was so exciting that most of the side-line spectators were exhausted at full time as we certainly felt we were part of a phenomenal match up.  Stanmore Bay Spitfires got the game off to a flying start with a long range goal that impressed us all.  However our Comets gelled beautifully as a team and their slick passing, quick thinking and excellent defence kept them pushing their opposition for the entire game.  In the dying seconds of the match, Rory made an excellent save which stopped the Spitfires from scoring and we had a chance to go ahead on the scoreboard.  Unfortunately time was not on our side and we had to settle for a well-earned draw.  Teamwork, cohesive attack and backing each other up on defence ensured that the whole team received Players of the Day.  Congratulations to each of you – an impressive game at the end of a tough season.  Well done!

Mrs McLeish


It was a clash of the fierce beasts last week as the darting, deadly Hornets took on the might of the springing, sleek Silverdale Tigers. In a game full of twists and turns, both teams played to their strengths but it was the Tigers who emerged the victors, managing to swat the Hornets with their accuracy and shooting skills. Jared Davies was our Player of the Day for his energy and positive attack throughout the game.

Miss Sancto


Summer Soccer

Years 1&2 lost against WGP Australia (1-5) but had a marvellous win against RB Dragons (-0) Well done, Wentworth Wonders!
Years 3&4 had a storming afternoon’s play, winning both of their matches – 2:0 against RB Knights and 3-1 against SGHA. Player of the Day was Rory Brabant, who had two excellent games.
Years 5&6 had two tough games, losing their first against SGHA (0-3) and were just beaten by the whistle in their second game to finish 4-5 against Whanga Beacons. Player of the Day was super-sub Jared Davies.

Miss Sancto

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Summer Soccer Results
It is always good to hear from excited children, parents and managers just how well all our children are playing. More importantly, the sporting attitudes and enthusiasm of our students (even when matches go against us) is outstanding.
Years 1&2 Wentworth Wonders lost their game against Dairy Flat Captains but held Red Beach Mix to a 1-1 draw. Player of the Day was Ethan Jordan.
Years 3&4 Wentworth Wildcats lost both matches against Orewa Utd and RB Falcons but Jared did manage to get onto the score sheet! Player of the Day was Ananda Krageloh.
Years 5&6 Wentworth Warriors also lost their games against KW Hawks and SGHB, the latter being particularly close. Player of the Day was Mia Clark.
Miss Sancto


It was great to see the communication increase between the strikers; it was even better to see the passing between the strikers who were looking for space and then scoring the goals. The defenders did a solid job and at one stage we only had two defenders and a goal keeper who were still able to keep the opposition away from the net.
Players of the Day were Rory Brabant for his willingness to take shots at goal or look for passing opportunities. The other Player of the Day was Bridie Smith for her communication and goal scoring. Well done to both players.
Mr Donovan


Had we measured attempts at goal then I certainly think the Asteroids would have come out on top but, unfortunately, the ball was not finding the basket on Thursday.  The Asteroids pushed RB Astronauts hard all game, even though the final score did not reflect the Asteroids' efforts.  As a team everyone stepped up and worked hard to find a good position on attack but it was the Astronauts who interrupted the flow of the ball.  Defensive play was fierce with the Asteroids foiling many passes and hoops.  Well done to Kahn Heath, our Player of the Day, for his gallant efforts.  Kahn hurt his finger, dusted himself off and continued to play through the pain.  Congratulations Kahn for demonstrating a great commitment to your team mates.  See you all at training next week.
Mrs McLeish, Mrs Houseman


Well done Comets for stepping onto the court and giving it your all on Thursday.  This was not easy to do given the late night you all had the evening before at the Kids 4 Kids concert.  Each week we improve in some areas and find new skills to develop.  Our Player of the Day, Alexander Kawan, most certainly demonstrated an area of improvement we have been working on as a team.......well done Alexander for showing us your dribbling skills this week.  Keep it up; it was excellent to see!  At training next week we will continue to work on our dribbling and our positioning on attack.  See you there!
Mrs McLeish


The Hornets continued to soar last week with an excellent game against SB Warriors. This really is a top-notch squad with energy and enthusiasm to spare. The final result was 5-0 to the Hornets, with William and newcomer, Jared, both managing to get the ball through the hoop. The whole team was named Player of the Day for outstanding teamwork. Well done, Hornets!
Miss Sancto


We got outplayed - a combination of poor coaching selection, poor decision making and no communication between the players put us on the back-foot as soon as the game started. At the end of the beginning of the 2nd half we came back from a 2 point deficit to be equal, but then the game moved away from us. The final score was 6-2.
Players of the Day were Bridie Smith for her quick passing and assisting with setting up our goals, and also for her defensive work. The other Player of the Day was Maddie Rist for her communication and tireless work as a defender and attacker. Well done to you both.
Mr Donovan


Great defensive skills were shown by the Asteroids.  Unfortunately the basket wouldn’t sink for us.  However, rebounds in the first half kept us in the game.  Player of the Day went to Jessica Rensen for her defensive play and her never give up attitude.
Mrs McLeish, Mrs Houseman


Even though the Red Beach Astronauts managed to shoot from all over the court on Thursday, our Comets played a solid game demonstrating their across court improvement.  Lots of hustling with hands over the ball ensured that the Comets foiled many a shot.  Rosa's speedy retreat down court meant she was always available under the hoop.  Alex's excellent long range passes were both strong and accurate.  Rosie was dogged in defence, chasing her opposition all over the court.  Emily was determined on defence, getting right in the faces of the Astronauts.  Rory was solid on both attack and defence, always in the right place at the right time.  Corbus received some tricky passes and worked hard to try to dribble his way out of trouble.  Our Player of the Day award went to Jared Davies who wove his way up and down the court like a slalom skier.  Excellent work Jared.  See you at training on Wednesday.
Mrs McLeish


The Years 5/6 Hornets had a tough match on their hands last week as they took on SGH Templars. In fact, they played extremely well, not only preventing the Templars from reaching double figures but also managing to score against them! Although it was a loss of 8:1, it was, nevertheless, a good display of teamplay and strategy, forcing the Templars to work hard against our Hornets. Player of the Day was Emily (Shihan) Li.
Miss Sancto


Summer Soccer
Years 1&2 Wonders lost against WGP Little Rockets 1-3 but won against Red Beach Barons with an amazing score of 4-2! Well done to you all.  Player of the Day was Alexie Marston. Miss Sancto would like to forward her apologies for the incorrect score in the newsletter last week for the Years 1&2 Wonders.  The score was a whooping 6-0 WIN to the Wonders...well done !!
Years 3&4 Wildcats suffered two defeats last week against Stella Hotspur (1-2) and Whanga Jedis (1-4) despite some excellent play. Player of the Day was Jared Davies.
Years 5&6 Warriors lost against Orewa FC (3-0) but won against Orewa Girls (3-0). Bridie Smith was named Player of the Day for an outstanding afternoon as Goalkeeper, including some excellent saves againt Orewa FC.
Miss Sancto

Sunday, November 6, 2016


It was not pretty but we managed a 7-2 win on Sunday night. Our defence was superb and held out the opposition strikers. Our strikers had lots of opportunities to take control and put the game beyond doubt but unfortunately they did not convert these opportunities into goals. Players of the Day were Raphael Day for his staunch defence and Maddie Rist for her positional play as both striker and defender.

Mr Donovan


It was always going to be a tough match for our young Asteroids who were up against the very polished Red Beach Rockets, however the Asteroids held their own and continued to show their developing understanding of this complex game.  The whole team defensive play was impressive, as the Asteroids foiled many of the Rockets attempts at goal.  Our Asteroids are growing in confidence and skill, and each week they show their opposition that they are not to be taken lightly.  Excellent speed, dribbling and positional awareness earned Xavier Melhop the Player of the Day award.  Congratulations Xavier!  Keep it up Asteroids – you are certainly an exciting team to watch!

Mrs McLeish, Mrs Houseman


It was a game of two halves on Thursday for the Comets, when they faced Stella Lakers.  The first half saw the Comets fire up with impressive defence and an excellent team goal.  However as the second half clock started counting down, the Comets found they lacked energy after a very full school week and a late Halloween Monday evening.  Despite this, the Comets fought ‘til the end, demonstrating their excellent passing game as well as their unrelenting defence.  Player of the Day went to Corbus Luke who showed us all his developing defensive dominance as well as some great down court dribbling.  Well done Corbus!  At training on Wednesday we will all continue to work on our dribbling.  See you there!

Mrs McLeish


The Hornets began their game against Red Beach Galaxy with only three players although they were soon joined on court by a fourth member of the team. So, it was a brave battle and a display of superb skill from the Hornets which forced Galaxy to fight hard for a victory. The final result was an impressive 4-6, with Joshua only narrowly missing a couple of shots which would have seen our team emerge victorious. Nevertheless, it was an outstanding match from the Hornets and a worthy Player of the Day in Bridie Smith.

Miss Sancto


Having a win is always a good way to start at the beginning of the term. The team played and communicated well, with our defenders marking their opposition and limiting shooting opportunities. Our shooters took advantage of every chance they had and it was great to see Mia Clark score her first points for the season. The final score was 9-3. Players of the Day were Rory Brabant for excellent positioning and defensive work, and Maddie Clark for her tireless work in defence and strike.

Mr Donovan


In spite of a number of players being absent the team played well but seemed to lack fluidity and cohesion. In the end we were beaten by 6 - 5. Although we had plenty of opportunities to shoot at goal we seemed to lack the ability to convert these attempts into points. Player of the Day were Mikayla Cousins for her staunch defensive work and the other Player of the Day was William Turton for his willingness to play at both ends of the pool and outstanding gaol keeping in  the second half.

Mr Donovan


We won!  This game had us all on the edge of our seats and I am sure that many a spectator lost their voice after all of the sideline cheering.  SGH Titans were a formidable opposition with the score on the board swinging like a pendulum between both teams.  Our Asteroids were certainly dogged, scrappy and determined on defence, which gave us the winning edge.  Teamwork was the difference this week, with every member of the Asteroids backing up each other!  Passing was accurate.  Defence was solid, and everyone gave it their all.  There was no single Player of the Day this week as the entire team deserved the trophy.  Congratulations to each of you for your effort and commitment throughout this game.  It is certainly going to be an exciting season!

Mrs McLeish

The Asteroids showed today that they are a team to be looking out for. Taking on the strong team of Whanga Thunder, they surprised them with their determination and defence. The final score was a loss but with the defence,  produced by the Asteroids, kept the score down with many missed shots and lost rebounds for Whanga. The Asteroids are improving week after week and are on the way to great wins in the future. Congratulations to Ben Rist for Player of the Day for his hustle, rebounds and controlled shooting. Welcome to Kahn Heath. Great work team to you all!

Mrs Houseman


We won and my oh my, what a game!  It was without a doubt a full team effort.  All seven members of the Comets contributed to this exciting win.  Rory's passes were like watching a hot knife slice through butter - smooth and accurate.  Alex left it all out on the court as he raced up and down interrupting the attacking flow of the Stanmore Bay Spitfires.  His shooting was phenomenal too! Emily found an inner warrior and was extremely disruptive on defence.  Jared's eye was in, as he made some exciting long shots look easy.  Rosie attacked the ball in defence with a determined spirit not seen before.  Rosa's on court positioning was excellent as she was always ready to receive some tricky passes from her team. Corbus stole the ball from the opposition demonstrating his commitment on defence.  I am sure that you can all understand why it was impossible for one player to be singled out this week so the Player of the Day trophy went to the entire COMETS team!  Well done to each of you; see you all at training next Wednesday at lunch time!

Thursday 27 October - With tired legs the Comets stepped onto the court to face the SGH Titans.  MOTAT certainly drained our energy yet we were determined to give it our best shot.  At half time things looked a little dire.  The Comets were feeling a bit lack lustre and because of this the Titans were running us ragged all over the court.  Yet, after a quick half time recharge we stepped back onto the court with fire in our bellies and a defensive display that was exciting to watch.  Whilst the scoreboard betrayed us, we certainly demonstrated some exquisite passing and fiery defence.  Our Player of the Day went to Emily McLeish for an exceptional effort on defence.  Congratulations Emily.  On Wednesday, our team will work on dribbling to ensure that we are not just playing a catch and pass style of game.  See you Wednesday!

Mrs McLeish


It’s been a hard-fought couple of weeks for the Hornets as they have faced some tough opposition in their Term 4 grading games. In their first match against Red Beach Supanova, the Hornets battled bravely and displayed strong team spirit but, despite some excellent play, they were unable to get the ball through the hoop to score. The match finished 6:0, with William Turton named as Player of the Day for his constant effort throughout the game.
Putting that behind them, the Hornets faced Stanmore Bay Centurions in their second grading game. Refreshed and ready for anything, they took complete control of the game from the outset. With absolute determination, they put on an outstanding display and finished the game with a score of 10:0. The Player of the Day was Joshua Hill for his awesome play.

Miss Sancto