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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times, Mon, April 22, 2013
www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, April 22, 2013 --- 15 Jetts Fitness Botany Junction 277 Te Irirangi Drive (09) 215 7867 Jetts Fitness Botany 309 Botany Road (09) 215 9370 Jetts Fitness Howick 2/2 Fencible Drive (09) 215 2450 www.jetts.co.nz 0800 JETTS 247 Terms & Conditions Apply No Lock In Contracts Get into SHAPE TODAY at JETTS 121193-v2 SPECIAL OFFER Offer only valid with this coupon. Offer expires 7pm Monday, April 29, 2013 Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer At these 3 great locations SAVE $49 off the Joining Fee Jetts Fitness New Zealand JettsFitnessNZ By CHRIS HARROWELL FOUR games into a series of com- petitive matches between police offcers and school sports teams, the cops are fnding their opposition isn’t about to roll over. Acting senior sergeant Jeremy Field, of Counties Manukau East Police, is organising the games between his colleagues and East Auckland schools. He’s scheduled games of rugby, netball, rugby league and football against schools including Edgewater, Macleans, Howick and Pakuranga Colleges. The series kicked off on April 4 as the police teams took on Edgewater College at the school in Pakuranga at rugby and netball. The police rugby team went down 5-10, while the police’s netball team outscored its competition 18-10. That was followed up by matches against Macleans College’s First XV rugby and premier girl’s netball teams at the school in Bucklands Beach on April 9. The police rugby team won 8-5, thanks to a try to halfback Joe Te Ao and a successful penalty by Ben Thornton, while the police netball team went down 18-46. Mr Field says his rugby team’s goal was to move the ball around the feld as a unit. “We wanted to play more as a team, as against Edgewater College we seemed to play as individuals,” he told the Times. “With Macleans College we wanted to play together more, and that worked quite well. It was a good, hard, even match. “I take my hat off to the school team, as we were a little bit bigger than them.” Macleans College First XV coach Steve Hargreaves says he’s pleased with how his squad played, despite going down in a close one. “We wanted to play fast and open rugby, as our strategy against bigger teams is to move them around the park,” he says. “I’m pleased with the outcome, as I was interested to see how our defence would stand up and how we got our combinations to work.” Macleans College’s standout rugby players were 18-year-old centre Jor- dan Iuvale, who scored the team’s sole try, and halfback Ian Vermeulen, who is 16. “Ian showed crisp clearance of the ball and great cover defence, which are two key ingredients of good half- back play,” Mr Hargreaves says. Macleans College premier girl’s netball team coach Christine Dyke says she wanted her squad to focus on its mental game. “I wanted the girls to walk out onto the court with attitude, mean- ing they had to go out there and be a strong presence and stand up and be counted, instead of being dictated to,” she says. “We have fve or six year 11 girls in the team and we’ve got a good sound base of skills. “I felt the score wasn’t a true refec- tion of the amount of ball possession we had. “We had a poor second quarter and we should have scored in the 60s.” The Counties Manukau East Police rugby team beat Howick College’s First XV 24-14 at the school in Sand- spit Road last Wednesday. The school’s netball team gained revenge by beating the police team 39-19. Pakuranga College First XV and ■ netball teams tackle the police at about 1pm on May 7 at the school in Pakuranga Road. Matches against sports teams from Sancta Maria Catholic and Botany Downs Secondary Colleges are to be confrmed. Sporting officers do it tough IN CONTROL: Macleans College premier netball player Sophie Riley, with ball, makes a move against Police team player Debbie Harries. STANDOUT: Macleans College First XV centre Jordan Iuvale makes a burst. Times photos Wayne Martin EYES UP: Police team goal-shoot Melissa Gabriel, with ball, takes aim against Macleans College player Sarah Hughson. RUNNING HARD: Police player Matt Pualau tries to go forward against Macleans. COMPETITIVE: Macleans College wing-attack Sophie Riley, left, goes for the ball against the police's Chrissy Mazengarb. UP THE GUTS: Counties Manukau East Police rugby player Michael Horn attacks Macleans College's defence.
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