Hamilton Boys’ High School Match Report - Saturday 15 June 2019
The 1st XV played their first home game of the year on Saturday against the impressive Hamilton Boys’ High School. The game started with both sides seeking field position at the behest of possession. Hamilton won the early exchanges but there was some resilience shown defensively by the home side as we managed to hold the clinical Hamilton side out as the first quarter played out. Hamilton were the first to score with a drive and resulting passing movement to width outflanking our back line. Our first foray into the attacking half earned us a penalty. From the kick off, play ebbed and flowed again as we defended well. Once again, however, we were forced into errors and again we were broken down from a set piece strike. Again, we replied with a penalty. The pattern emerged through the rest of the game that we would defend well for periods of the game as Hamilton enjoyed the majority of possession. If we were able to hold the opposition beyond the first two phases then they struggled to score. When we had the ball, we struggled to get past three phases as our organisation and skill execution struggled to break down the Hamilton defence. They had most success from their set piece strikes and as a team we need to continue to develop our defensive system and understanding. Hamilton were clearly the better team on the day and played some great rugby, fully deserving the 45-6 scoreline.
The team will look to regroup with a quick turnaround as New Plymouth Boys’ High School come to our number one on Thursday.
Penalties: Curtis Heaphy x 2
Congratulations to Gateway student Connor Philpot who is leaving PNBHS to begin an Engineering apprenticeship as well as gaining his limited Electrical licence with Spotless at the Palmerston North Hospital. Of interest here is that Spotless are not Connor's Gateway Work Placement but rather are a company that contacted Mr Johnson looking for a suitable young man who, after a weeks trial period, would be suitable to take up the position on offer.
Year 9 Commerce
Year 9 Commerce on Friday completed taste testing. Students did a blind taste test of products to see whether students buy a brand because of its marketing or how it tastes. Tests included: marshmallow brands, chocolate milk brands, Powerade v Gatorade, Coke v Pepsi v Budget Cola.
NEW PLYMOUTH BHS EXCHANGE
THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2019
IN PALMERSTON NORTH
Team Game Time Venue Staff
1st XV 12.30pm No 1 Mr van Stipriaan, Mr Hemara, Mr Johnson, Mr Mafi
2nd XV 10.00am Coronation Park Mr Turnock, Mr S. Davidson
Colts XV 10.00am Coronation Park Mr Meehan, Mr Braddock, Mr Cameron
1st XI Football 12.00noon School Mr Dawson, Mr Forbes, Mr Liddicoat
2nd XI Football 10.00am Memorial Park Mr Hodge
Premier A Basketball 12.00noon Arena Mr Pinder, Mr T. Tanoa
Junior A Basketball 10.00am Arena Mr Lambert, Mr McQueen-Davies
1sr XI Hockey 11.15am Turf Mr M. Davidson, Mr J. Richards
- Afternoon tea will be in the Hall at 2.45pm for all teams
- Players are billeted on Wednesday night, PNBHS students are to meet billets at 3.20pm at the Bell Tower on Wednesday
Students meet at the venues at the following times
- 2nd XV & Colts XV, 2nd XI Football and Junior Basketball go directly to the venues from home
- 1st XI Hockey leave class at 10.00am
- Premier Basketball & 1st XI Football leave class at 10.30am
- 1st XV leave class at interval
Congratulations to Kaykay Adeyinka, Scott Hilson and Cam Wallace, all senior members of the 1st XI Football team, who have been selected in the New Zealand Secondary Schools U19 team to tour Australia in July. Regional trials were held in Palmerston North earlier in the year, and from that, a group of 25 players assembled at the Palmerston North Sports Institute in early June, for the final selection. After two days of further trials, the team was announced, with all three PNBHS players successful. The team will assemble in July for a pre-tour camp in Auckland, then head off to Australia.
After crossing the Tasman, the team will play several Australian academy teams, culminating in a fixture against the Australian Secondary School team in Sydney.The PNBHS football community congratulate Kaykay, Scott and Cam on their achievement and wish them all the best while representing their country.
Congratulations to the PNBHS three-man senior team of Benjamin Wall, Andre Le Pine-Day and Liam Wall, who won the Bronze medal at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country in Timaru on Saturday. This is the first podium finish for PNBHS at this event in many years and is a good reward for many hours of determined effort from Benjamin, Andre and Liam.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Deakin Payne, who recently competed in the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Judo Championships where he won a Silver medal in the under 50kg Cadet Men division.