Hi everyone,

Next week is Winter Sports Tournament Week & the opportunity for Old Boys around the country to see a wide range of our teams competing at a national level. If you are able to get along to see any of the matches I know our boys & their coaches would appreciate it. Please note the days of play in brackets ...


  • Under 15 @ New Plymouth BHS  (Mon-Fri)
  • Under 14 @ Palmerston North BHS (Mon-Wed)


  • 1st XI  @ Nelson (Mon-Fri)


  • 1st XI  @ Albany (Mon-Fri)
  • 2nd XI  @ Palmerston North (Mon-Fri)


  • Senior  @ Rotorua (Tues-Sat)
  • Junior   @ Te Awamutu (Sat-Tues)


  • NZSS Finals @ Manukau (Mon)
  • Juniors  @ North Shore (Wed-Sat)

Cross Country

  • @ Hamilton (Mon)

If you would like to get more details get back to me ASAP as I will be in PN managing the 2nd XI hockey team. Anyone there it would be great to catch up !!!

A number of the teams above are priming well for tournament week as results below suggest ......

Rugby - 1st XV  Victory against Gisborne BHS meant our side placed 2nd in one of the closest Super 8 competitions ever
Rugby - 2nd XV Another good win from this side meant an unbeaten Super 8  and victory overall

Squash - NZ SS competitions have just been completed and our boys ended 6th in the country – their best ever result. The highlight was a 2-3 loss to Auckland GS who have been national champions for the last 5 years. All of our team return in 2010 so even better should be achieved then !!!!

Football - Our 1st XI, coached by James Pamment, had an impressive 4-2 victory away to Auckland GS and backed that up with promotion by winning their local competition. They should perform well at nationals.

Basketball - Our lads won this competition for the first time in a decade in dramatic fashion. They lost to 2 times champs PNBHS in pool play & then found themselves in a rematch in the final. Captain Adam Dunstan, who was MVP for the tournament, drained a clutch 3 pointer with 2 seconds left on the clock to take out a famous victory 66-65.

Hockey - The 1st XI had the last of their quad tournaments & performed extremely well against 3 Rankin Cup teams. We were 4-0 down against national champs Westlake BHS before fighting back for a 4 all draw, beat Hamilton BHS 4-1 & then in the final were beaten 4-3 by Auckland GS who are always in the running for top national honours.

That’s it for now,

Rob Leslie

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