4 Dec 2011

Wanganui v Taranaki Junior Representative Fixture


The overall result was a resounding win by the Taranaki junior team with an overall match result of 41-13 matches to Taranaki.  Taranaki won the 10s boys, 12s girls and boys, 16s girls and 16s boys with a draw in the 14s girls and a loss in the 14s boys events.

Results were:

10s boys:  6-0 win to Taranaki

12s; 15-1 win to Taranaki

14s:  11-5 win to Wanganui

16s:  15-1 win to Taranaki

Wanganui was unable to field a 10s girls squad so the 10s played singles and doubles up to nine.

All other grades played singles, doubles and combines.


Event organisation and teams

The teams were as follows:

16s boys:  Jamie Simpson, Joshua Murdoch, Nicholas Lloyd and Ben Wichman

16s girls;  Alice Caskey, Sophie Robertson, Kelly Jury and Abby Wilson

14s boys;  Hamish Mead, Beauden Fleming, Brady Simpson and Liam Younger

14s girls:  Ellen O’Byrne, Michaela Spurdle, Holly Pearson and Molly Oldfield

12s boys:  Tim Neild, Calum Sutherland, Kaleb Thompson and Jackson Sinclair

12s girls:  Louise Waite, Hikaru Han, Poppy Mitchell and Bailey Bruckner

10s boys:  Caleb Fleming, Jayden Harrison, Jeremy Gopperth and Koby Sinclair


Selection of the teams occurred in early October and there were some late withdrawals however we were able to cover these with some good replacements.   

Thanks must go to the managers who assisted in confirming travel arrangements for the teams; Janet Fleming, Lynne Lloyd, Rachel O’Byrne, Karen Simpson, Jackie Mitchell, Rachel Neild and Tania Fleming, also to the huge number of parents who travelled to Wanganui and supported the team.  Finally but most importantly, a big thanks to the Wanganui association who put on a fantastic day including lunch for all participants.