Congratulations Ories 1 who won the Grand Final on Saturday! Coached by Maria Mitimeti the team made no race of it defeating Newlands College Old Girls. The win means they will play in Premier Reserve 2 next season, the highest grade a Ories team has ever been in – well done everyone! Ories 2, coached by Lola and Kevin Malagamalii had a disappointing season and will be fighting to get back into Senior 1A in 2016. Ories 3 had a good win and for a team that doesn’t train or have a coach finished a creditable 3rd – what a team!
Out at Petone a Wellington Pride team stacked full of Ories players defeated Manawatu for the first time in 8 years 34-0 with a number of the girls getting on the scoresheet- Noeleen Nonu and Ayesha Leti-Liga both scored tries and Lizzie kicked 13 points and had a stint at half-back too.
Congratulations Whetu Henry, Hunter Prescott and Afa Fa’atau all selected in the Wellington Development team who kick off this weekend against Hawkes Bay in Palmerston North then play against the Wellington Samoans, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay all at Jerry Collins Stadium on the following 3 Saturdays, then Tasman in Picton on October 4th, finishing with a game against the Canterbury Colts on October 10th at Westpac Stadium as a curtain raiser to the ITM Cup game against Manawatu.
The representative 7s season kicks off in November and we have Aukuso Tuitama and Malo Tuitama selected for the team to defend the National Title.
Well done Ma’a and Julian, no surprises there really but in total we have six players so keep an eye on Manu Samoa with Motu Matu’u, Manu Leiataua and Jack Lam plus well done Paula Kinikinilau who will be playing for Romania after fulfilling the 3 year residential qualification – and that makes 5 from the Coutts St Academy!
There are a group of Ories luminaries who will soon be off there too – keep an eye out for the O-TIDE banner at AB and Manu Samoa matches!
Our good friends at Miramar Softball Club have asked us to let our members know when Junior Registrations are on – lots of Ories kids play for Miramar so if you are looking for a club sign them up with Miramar!
Miramar SC Junior registrations days
Saturday 5th & 12th September 10am - 12pm and Thursday 10th September 6-7pm at Miramar Softball Clubrooms, The Polo Grounds, Park Road, Miramar (upstairs behind Ories clubrooms) or register online at www.miramarsoftball.com
Registrations close Monday 21st September.
For further information about the junior club contact Shelley Cheriton-Weeks by email: