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Sports News 13 June


Two SMC girls were in the Canterbury U20 team that won the National U20 title at King’s Birthday weekend. Congratulations to both Evie Leeson and SMC Old Girl Ivy Brown. Evie was also named as the defender of the tournament. 


We are lucky enough to have Rob McGregor and Wendy Shannanhan working with our Hockey teams here at SMC.  Rob and Wendy have both been recognised by the Christchurch Hockey Association for their service to the sport.  

Rob received a Gold Award, and Wendy a Bronze Award. Congratulations to you both; well-deserved recognition for all your years of hard work. 


Hockey results from the King’s Birthday weekend:

Canterbury U18A 

Neve Ballin, Sophie Booth, Zara Gamble, and Bianca Skilton-Woods, who played in the Mainland Cup in Dunedin 

Game 1: 2-0 loss to Otago U20

Game 2: 1-0 win over Otago U20

Game 3: 2-1 loss to Otago U20

Canterbury U18B

Li-Na Chapman, Margo Dalling, Poppy McNeill, Miss Riley Chandler (Coach) who played in the Mainland Cup in Dunedin

Game 1: 7-3 win over Otago U18A

Game 2: 6-0 win over South Canterbury U18

Game 3: 6-0 win over Central Otago 

Game 4: 3-2 win over Otago U18A

Canterbury U18 Development

Charlotte Giles, Elise Hampton, Ciara Hartland, Courtney Iliffe, Rosa Turner and Lily Young all played in development games over the weekend in Christchurch.



Jelly Bean Festival - It looks like a fun day for all of you!

The annual Year 5-8 Jellybean netball tournament was held last Sunday and run by the Christchurch Netball Centre. This was a colourful success, with six teams dressing up and competing against other teams from the area. 

Thank you to the coaches, umpires, managers and supporters for making this such a fun event.

The Year 6 minions and their GRU Coaches

SMC Year 7A 80’s team

Over the weekend, the U18 South Island tournament was held at Nga Puna Wai.

SMC was well represented in the Christchurch U18A team, with Nevaeh Dunn, Siahn Nilsen, Charlotte Coughlan, Annie Francis and Old Girl 2023 Milly Farrell winning well in all their games. Evie Leeson is also on the team but didn't play on the weekend due to her basketball commitments. Congratulations to you all.



This year, the SMC Rugby programme has expanded in numbers, and we have entered our own team in the local CRFU Senior Girls competition for Term 2. 

While playing ten aside at present, we have played a variety of other local schools and have been quite dominant, with five big wins so far over Villa Maria, Haeata and Rangi Ruru. The season will get harder over the remainder of the term as we come up against St Andrew’s College and CGHS. 

Our team comprises girls from all year levels and abilities, with half the team having their very first season of full-contact rugby. Next term, we will join with Rangi Ruru College for the 15 aside competition before we start 7’s. If you want to watch or join in, please see Mr Freeman or Ms Farrar-De Wagt.

Table Tennis

Congratulations to Jennifer Hsia and Tracey Hsia, who recently competed in Table Tennis at the 2024 South Island Teams Champs.  

Hopefully, the achievements of these two young athletes will inspire more girls to give Table Tennis a try. Well done on your success. 

Jennifer's team has won the U19 Girls 

Tracey's team won the U15 Girls. 


NZ IPC U17 Volleyball Championships tournament team - Fadziso Madondo, Hannah Millar, Delilah Brown, Lulu Inglis, Julia Mitchell.

Julia was also awarded MVP of the U17 grade of the tournament.

SMC U17 players

Julia Mitchell, Lulu Inglis, Delilah Brown, Lucie Davis, Hannah Millar, Isla O'Donnell, Fadziso Madondo











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