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On Sunday night, this was the final Flippa Ball game for the Year 6 players in the Years 5/6 team. We wish Benjamin Rist, Elijah Kirkpatrick, Hikari Nishihara and Amy Akehurst all the best for their possible transition to Water Polo next year. The Warriors started the game pretty slowly, but by the 2nd half things started to click and more goals began to come our way. The final score was 10-3 to the Warriors. Congratulations to this team who had not lost a game this term and came first in the Term 2 competition. The whole team was named Player of the Day for having an outstanding season.


The Marlins were playing in the final for 1st place on Sunday evening. It was a frantic game with the ball moving quickly from one end of the pool to the other. Neither team was prepared to give ground and fought hard to retain the ball. We drew with this team earlier in the season and drew again in the final with a 1-1 draw. Rather than have a penalty shoot-out both teams agreed that they would share the victory, so both teams came 1st. Player of the Day went to the whole team for a brilliant game.


The Warriors completely dominated this game on Sunday evening. The team invited Alex of the Marlin’s to join them to see some of the differences between the Years 3&4 game and the Years 5&6 game. We played with 4 strikers and 2 defenders, which meant the defenders needed to ensure that the opposition strikers where well marked. Player of the Day was Daniel Chen for good goalkeeping and accurate throwing. The final score was 18-0 to the Warriors.


This was a semi-final game and a real nail biter. We only had 7 players which meant having to make a lot of positional changes. By half time we were 3 points behind at 0-3, and while we had shots at goal we weren’t able to convert them into points. The final score was a draw at 4-4 which was a great comeback! The whole team played superbly with each player owning their position. The outcome for next week’s finals will be based on a points differential. By my calculations both teams have 21 points, however the Marlins have won 5 games and drawn 1, whereas the Swordfish have won 3 and lost 3. Hopefully we march on to the finals. Players of the Day were Daniel Vaudrey for drawing the opposition defender and creating space while in strike, and Mikayla Easton for great defence and generating at least one penalty from the opposition.


On Sunday, September 8th the Marlin’s team started slowly with some errors in defence leading to a few early goals for Silverdale Swordfish.  Some great work by Anna and better marking by defence saw the scores at 3-4 going into the 2nd half. Accurate goal shooting from Alex, Anna and Sam saw the team take the lead in the 2nd half. Good team performance saw the Marlins win the game 7-5.

Player of the Match : Ezrah for his solid defence work in the second half
Player of the Match : Sam for strong attacking in front of goal and good support play.


It was an interesting game, with the coach (me) questioning some of the referees decisions which ultimately escalated taking some of the shine off a very good game. The Marlins played extremely well, probably the best I have seen. The strikers were in position, the communicated well and scored goals. The defenders worked hard and should have earned more penalties. They did exactly what they were supposed to do and kept the opposition out of our danger zone. Both strikers and defenders played extremely well. Players of the Day were Sam Carrigan for always being in position, chasing the ball and scoring goals and to Yolanda Guo for excellent defence and keeping the opposition out of her zone all the time. The final score was 10-3 to Wentworth. Well done.


The Rockets played awesomely well as a team against the Silverdale Shooters winning 16/10. Everyone gave it heaps with Eli rightly named Player of the Day. Eli scored a few goals but the BIG one was a 3-pointer that left everyone on and off the court going WOW! Congratulations Eli and Rockets – you are all crushing it!

Flippa Ball – Years 3-6 – MARLINS & WARRIORS

This week we had a cross over game, which means we played each other. Both the Years 3&4 and Years 5&6 teams were mixed up with players from both year groups competing against each other. I wanted it to be a fun game and my expectations were met. The teams weren’t exactly equal with 8 players in one team and 9 players in the other team, but no-one seemed to mind and everyone had fun. While no score was kept it was good to award the Player of the Day trophies. Ben Rist was given Player of the Day for the Blue Team. Ben played hard, but equally important he communicated well and was always looking for his other strikers. Chloe Chisholm was Player of Day for the White Team for coming up to defend against the opposition strikers and passing to her goal keeper.


Netball – Years 5 & 6 – Stars

Our Years 5 & 6 Netball team, the Wentworth Stars, played another good game on Thursday 15th August.  They are really doing well at slowing the ball down and keeping possession and completing goals. The half time score was 19 -2 to the Stars..
But after half time I think we became tired from some of the team attending the full day Interschool Hockey tournament, and the opposition started to read our play more and were able to intercept more ball.
Full time result Wentworth 23 – Orewa Primary 5.

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