April sports in review

A short review of holiday events and sports events that have taken place over the last month.

Youth Town Holiday Programme - Her Move

We are thrilled to announce that Youthtown will run Her Move again in Hokitika during the first week of the school holidays, and in Greymouth during the second week.

This programme has been highly successful in empowering young girls, providing them with a platform to explore their passions, build their confidence, and embrace leadership roles.

The details of the program are as follows:

  • Date: 15th - 19th April
  • Location: Westland High School, 140 Hampden Street
  • Time: 9am - 3pm Age group: 10-17
  • Cost: $5 per session

Please feel free to contact Brijen or Youthtown West Coast if you have any questions.

Here is the sign-up link, but be quick as spots are limited: https://www.youthtown.org.nz/programmes/her-move-activities-club.

WC Primary School Rugby League Festival - Trevor Kilkelly Memorial Trophy

If you are interested in playing in the WC Primary School Rugby League Festival - please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/zyxNfqP2Rbe2awAP6

  • What: Annual Primary School Rugby League
  • Where: Wingham Park, Greymouth
  • When: 8th May

This is a festival for year 7 & 8 students competing for the Trevor Kilkelly Memorial Trophy.

The aim of the tournament is to give all schools a taste of rugby league.

- The format of the games will be a 9 aside, shortened version, played in “round robin” pools. Followed by finals as time allows.

- Remember attendance needs to be at 90% to go away on school sporting trips

Canterbury Athletics Results 

Westland High School athletes recently competed in the Canterbury Athletics. They did an amazing job and we are thrilled to share their results with you!

  • Kaysie Grant - 26th in the Long Jump
  • Tamsin Gillespie - 2nd in 800m and 3rd in 1500m run
  • Zana Simpson - 11th in Shot put & 12th in Javelin throw
  • Jaydon Cate - 26th in 100m & 16th in 200m
  • Max Johansson - 5th in 200m, 9th in 100m & 16th in Long Jump.

SISS Athletics - South Island Secondary School Athletics

Just wanted to share some exciting news about our school's athletes. Our school had a smashing performance in the Canterbury Athletics, and two of our students, Max Johansson and Tamsin Gillespie qualified for the Athletics event in Timaru.

Max qualified for both the 100m and 200m races, while Tamsin qualified for the 800m and 1500m races. Unfortunately, Tamsin had to miss the SISS Athletics due to sickness. But, Max did a great job representing our school! He finished 10th in the 200m race and 11th in the 100m race. We are still super proud of both athletes for their hard work and dedication. Keep up the great work, team!

Primary School Hokitika District Athletics

On 9th April, we hosted the Primary School Hokitika District Athletics event and it was a blast! Thankfully, the weather was on our side and we didn't have to worry about the rain. We had a whopping 38 young athletes from Year 7 and 8 who participated in different events. It was truly amazing to watch these talented kids in action.

We wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to the teachers, parents, and staff members who worked tirelessly to make this event a huge success. Without their invaluable help, it wouldn't have been possible.

Tasman Secondary School MX Champs 2024

On Friday Jacob, Spencer and William competed in the Tasman Secondary School champs. The boys represented Westland High School proudly and battled hard for some great individual results. As Westland includes intermediate we were not eligible for any of the teams events as it required 3 riders at either Primary/Intermediate and/or 3 at Secondary school leaving William the only entry from Westland in the Intermediate and the other 2 in the Secondary category. Despite that William managed a best placing of 6th in one race, and Jacob and Spencer both achieved 2nd overall in their respective classes. There were some extremely tight battles with the boys show great determination to come through with the results.