Junior Surf Prizegiving (13/04/2016)
WHOOP WHOOP - after 4 carnivals MARANUI SLSC is 1st Overall. MARANUI - 1756 points, Lyall Bay - 690points, Titahi Bay - 573 points, Worser Bay - 517 points, Otaki - 332 points, Paekakariki - 313 points, Foxton - 77 points, Levin-Waitarere - 68 points, Palmerston North - 19 points, Riversdale - 8 points. Congratulations Maranui Clubbies on taking out top Wellington Junior Club again! Well done everyone, that's an awesome result. Go Maranui!
A HUGE THANKS you to all the athletes, coaches, managers, officials, marshalls, lifeguards, sponsors, parents and supporters for making it another fantastic season and successful season. You ALL Rock!
Our last junior surf session on Sunday 13 March was followed by Prizegiving, Shared BBQ, Lolly Scramble and loads of FUN.
Congratulations to the following Maranui Surf Members who received awards at the Junior Prizegiving.
Male – Jackson Hill
Female – Neve Dunlop
Male – Quinn Kirk
Female – Ella Strang
Male – Will Tahau
Female – Olive Tahau
Male – Luka Kirk
Female – Asha Pulepule
Male – Sam Brown
Female – Tamrah Titcombe
Male – Lucas Raimbault
Female – Sophie Irving
Male - Che Pulepule
Female - Mollie Dewar
Most Improved U10
Male – Harry Irving
Female – Sarah Hay
Most Improved U14
Male – Kano Hill
Female – Jessica Sutherland
Male – Henry Murdoch
Female - Maeve O’Regan - Smith
Maranui's team of 44 athletes had a brillant 4 days competing at Under-14 New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championship in Mt Maunganui. We entered a total of 475 individual and team events. Thia year 896 athletes from 45 clubs competed at Oceans'16.
What a great four days, lots of fun and a great team spirit. Go MARANUI! Well done to all our team of 44 athletes who have been achieved great results - you guys are legends.
12 medals in total were won by Maranui - WOOHOO!
INDIVIDUAL MEDAL WINNERS
GOLD, U12 Mens Surf Race - Sam Brown
GOLD, U13 Womens Run Swim Run - Sophie Irving
SILVER, U13 Womens Beach Sprints - Taika Davis
BRONZE, U12 Womens Run Swim Run - Tamrah Titcombe
BRONZE, U12 Mens Diamond - Sam Brown
BRONZE, U13 Womens Run Swim Run - Lucy Reid
BRONZE U14 Mens Surf Race - Che Pulepule
TEAM MEDAL WINNERS
GOLD, U12 Womens Board Relay - Tamrah Titcombe, Anna Tirikatene, Holly Reynolds
SILVER, U12 Mixed Grand Cameron - Tamrah Titcombe, Logan Brown, Sam Brown, Anna Tirikatene, Hugo Blackwood, Holly Reynolds
SILVER, U12 Mens Tube Rescue - Sam Brown, Logan Philp
SILVER, U13 Womens Tube Rescue - Sophie Irving, Lucy Reid
BRONZE, U12 Mens Board Relay - Sam Brown, Logan Philp, Hugo Blackwood
L-R Logan Philp, Hugo Blackwood, Sam Brown, Che Pulepule, Chris Mark (Head Coach), Sophie Irving, Taika Davis, Lucy Reid, Anna Tirikatene, Tamrah Titcombe, Holly Reynolds.
WAITANGI WEEKEND (07/02/2016)
JUNIOR SURF is on this Sunday 7 February.
6-9 year olds (U7 - U10), 10am - 11am
10-13 year olds (U11 - U14), 11.30am - 12.30pm
See you all this Sunday.
IRB training grows (07/06/2015)
IRB training has had an increase in candidates this year. Our number has swelled to a massive 15 candidates.
IRB training runsfrom the end of the season to the beginning of the next. In that time IRB Instructors Marc Pulepule and Kieran O'Sullivan teach and subject candidates to a wide range of IRB techniques and conditions. Our instructional team has been boosted by having IRB operators John Tuia, Matthew Davies and Anna McDonnell getting involved both on land and in the sea.
Obstacles that face IRB candidates being considered for IRB qualifications have been gaining their pre-requisites.
Following the IRB pathway, pre-requisites that IRB candidates must gain are First Aid and VHF qualifications. Maranui Chief Instructor Marc Pulepule has provided an environment where all candidates have access to gaining these qualifications through our in-house training programme. Maranui will provide First Aid and now VHF in-house.
Recently Geoff McDonnell has been certified to deliver the VHF programme. Congrats Geoff on becoming Maranui first VHF Instructor of late.
IRB (Buzzy I.R.Bees) Class of 2014-2015
Front row: (from left to right) Marc Pulepule (IRB Instructor, IRB Operator), Georgia Ford, Georgia Brown, Olivia Wood, Rachael Wilson
Back row: (from left to right) FinnO'Neill, Liam Brown, John Tuia (IRB Operator), Geoff McDonnell (VHF Instructor), Michael Stuart, Caroline Lyons, Saffron Nemet-Sargent
Absentees: Kieran O'Sullivan (IRB Instructor, IRB Operator), Anna McDonnell (IRB Operator), Matthew Davies (IRB Operator), Finn Gaupset, Ishmael Perkins, Ben Tuesse, Mia Faiumu
Maranui Senior Prize Giving (18/04/2015)
Our senior prize giving was held upstairs in the Cafe. Over 40 members turned out to celebrate the achievements of the senior part of the Club.
This season Maranui sent a surf team to Centrals and Nationals. One of our competitiors (Ishmael Perkins) has flown the flag for Maranui in Australia competing in the Aussie Nationals. Lifeguards continue to train, improving our capability and maintaining a high standard. This season lifeguarding service recorded over 1000 hours at Oriental Bay, attended 19 First Aid incidents and made 3 rescues.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year
Sports Leadership Cup
Rookie of the Year
Surf Official of the Year
Coach of the Year
Surf Instructor of the Year
Club Member of the Year
Lifeguard of the Year
Rescue(s) of the Year
A big thank you to members/ personnel from behind the scene who helped make this event possible; Frances Russell (QSM, LM), Vanessa Proctor and Woodstock Florist, Sascha Nemet, Pascal Raimbault (photographer), Patricia Kelly, Bronwyn Kelly and Maranui Cafe, the Sports Committee, the Lifeguarding Committee.
Our Celebration ended with a special presentation to one of our life members; the late Ron Simpson. Ron's legacy lives on through our Nipper programme with money he bequeathed. We heard from George Gallagher (Patron) about all his good work, his love for the junior juniors (as it was known back then in the 1940-50's). This money brought over 20 boards which have contributed to our success at Oceans breaking into the top 10 Clubs in the country.
A plaque was presented to the Simpson family; this is to be erected downstairs in the boatshed to mark Ron's generosity and love for Nippers (Junior Juniors).
We thank him for all he has done for the Club. He will be remembered.