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Howick Sports Awards: Team, Club, Coach of year finalists

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The HPCC premier women celebrate with the Pearl Dawson trophy after defeating Cornwall at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Photo / Jackie Tran Van / www.phototek.nz

This week the Times looks at all organisations and individuals nominated for the following five Howick Sports Awards categories; Team/Junior Team of the year, Club of the Year, Primary/Intermediate of the year and Coach of the year.

Note: The period of achievements to be considered for the nominees falls between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023. 

Team of the Year: 

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club Premier Women 

From left; Josie Penfold, Skye Bowden, Marama Downes and Amberly Parr pose with the Pearl Dawson trophy. Photo / Jackie Tran Van / www.phototek.nz

The HPCC premier women (Llamas) were crowned champions of the Pearl Dawson T20 championship in the 2022/23 cricket season after an unbeaten competition.

During the season, which was dominated by wet weather, they also took third place in the Prichard Cup Limited Over Competition.

Ten women who took the field for the Llamas during the 2022/23 season were selected for higher honours, including eight for domestic cricket sides and two for the New Zealand White Ferns

 

Junior Team of the Year:  

Callum Noyer and Callum Hyde (Yachting) 

Callum Hyde and Callum Noyer.

The team of 13-year-old Maraetai sailors Callum Hyde and Callum Noyer achieved sixth overall at the 2022 RS Feva Nationals and second in the junior category.

At the 2022 AIMS Games, Noyer and Hyde won the first ever yachting medal for Bucklands Beach Intermediate after finishing as the third school team overall.

In March this year, the pair finished second place out of 33 teams at the Inspire Feva Sail GP regatta.

Howick College Premier Netball 

The Howick College Premier Netball side took third place in the 2022 Secondary Schools Premier Netball competition.

They also finished fourth place at the NZSS Netball Championships and narrowly missed out on winning the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) competition.

On the back of the 2022 season, four premier players were selected for the NZ Secondary Schools Netball team (Rileigh Campbell, Brooklyn Murray, Eseta Waiqaira and Lili Tokaduadua).

Howick College Underwater Hockey 

During the 2022 Underwater Hockey season, Howick College won the Junior Open Grade after going through undefeated. They defeated Glendowie College in the final 4-3.

As a result, they were named junior team of the year at the 2022 Howick College sports awards.

Howick/Sunnyhills Junior Girls Interclub Tennis team 

The combined Howick/Sunnyhills Junior girls interclub tennis side of Samantha Souphanthavong, Ashpreet Kaur and Supreet Kaur were highly successful in the Junior Caro Bowl, finishing as overall champions.

The Junior Caro Bowl is the highest interclub tennis level in Auckland.

 

Club of the Year: 

Bucklands Beach AFC 

Bucklands Beach AFC.

A true community club, BBAFC is home to around 1400 footballers.

During the 2022 season, Sander Waterland won the Golden Boot award in the NRFL Div2 competition. Furthermore, Dominic Mutti and Danny MacKenzie won first and second Golden Boot for the U23 Reserve NRFL Div2 Competition.

The club also won five NRFL titles coming from its two senior women’s teams and the 17th, 14th and 13th grade mixed youth teams.

BBAFC established a Fellowship Fund which strives to help families that are struggling financially to play the game, whether it be by paying registration fees or purchasing kit and boots.

Howick Gymnastics Club 

The Howick Gymnastics Club is at its largest numbers ever. It provides gymnastics classes from the age of six months with around 850 current gymnasts, up from 300 during Covid.

The club hosts a school gymnastics competition, with more than 500 kids from local schools. Their own club competition also broke record numbers last year as one of the biggest held in the North Island over Matariki weekend, with almost 650 gymnasts competing.

They had their largest team of athletes qualify for and compete in the New Zealand National Gymnastics Championships in 2022 and produced the best results in their history.

Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club 

Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club Premier Reserves. Times photo / Wayne Martin

In the first undisrupted Rugby League season since Covid, 2022 saw junior numbers soar for the Hornets.

On the field, the Hornets U16 and U18 girls’ sides reached their respective finals and both premier men’s and women’s teams finished in the top four of their grades.

A total of 25 premier women and multiple premier men were selected for representative honours after the club season.

Sunnyhills Tennis Club 

The Sunnyhills Tennis Club has seen a 17 per cent increase in membership over the past year, credited to two successful open days held in August last year for juniors and adults.

Sunnyhills’ Junior Interclub players achieved outstanding results in pre and post-Christmas competitions.

The coaching staff, headed by Gabriel Hernandez, was also selected to coach the Southeastern Zonals Junior Tennis teams for competition in the east Auckland area.

The club delivered the Tennis in Schools programme at eight different local primary and intermediate schools.

 

Primary/Intermediate of the year: 

Bucklands Beach Intermediate was named Primary/Intermediate School of the Year at the 2020 Howick Sports Awards.

Bucklands Beach Intermediate 

BBI had tremendous success at the 2022 Southeastern Zone and Auckland Championship tournaments in a raft of different codes.

Their most successful sport, gymnastics, won the school 18 medals in 2022 before competing in the AIMS Games.

At the 2022 AIMS Games tournament, BBI walked away with 16 gold, 22 silver, and 23 bronze medals in gymnastics, swimming, tennis, badminton, yachting and hip hop.

 

Coach of the year: 

Clive Daniels.

Clive Daniels (Hockey) 

A familiar name in Auckland Hockey, Daniels coached the Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club’s premier men to a second-place finish in the 2022 season.

He also had a successful stint coaching the Auckland men’s hockey team at the National Hockey Championship last September, just missing out on a third-place finish.

Daniels was named coach of the year at the 2022 Auckland hockey prize giving.

Flaminio Oliveira (Gymnastics) 

Through Oliveira’s guidance and coaching, all Howick Gymnastics Club’s men’s artistic gymnastics competition teams qualified for and competed in the New Zealand National Gymnastics Championships in both 2022 and 2023.

Each gymnast who competed also walked away with at least one podium against more than 60 competitors nationwide.

Oliveira was awarded a coaching proficiency medal for the outstanding achievements and results of his gymnasts at Nationals.

Nick Codyre (Athletics) 

Nick Codyre coaches some of the most successful junior runners in east Auckland.

His coaching efforts have led to success for many athletes, particularly Pakuranga Athletic Club’s Christian De Vaal and son Ronan Codyre.

De Vaal was crowned national champion of the mens U20 5000m category at the NZ track and field championships in March.

Both De Vaal and Ronan Codyre competed at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia on the back of Nick’s coaching.

Wade Tresadern (Yachting) 

Affiliated with the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Wade Tresadern develops emerging optimist talent in east Auckland.

He played a large role in Maraetai Sailing Club’s Kate Rasmussen and Madi Russell winning the female world title at the RS Feva World Championships in July last year in Weymouth, England.

Tresadern also coached the NZIODA Boys U-12 Development Team in 2022.

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