2016 New Zealand Pool Championships (12/10/2016)
Outstanding results at Pool Champs and well done to all the Maranui athletes. Team Maranui had 16 awesome athletes competing. You ALL Rock! Fantastic Results - Way to go Team Maranui! WAHOO - 15th place overall. Huge thanks to the coaches, managers and parent helpers. Go Maranui!
- Harry Irving, Luka Kirk, Elliot Brown, Sam Kilduff: U12 Boys - 200 4x50 Obstacle Relay
- Harry Irving, Luka Kirk, Elliot Brown, Sam Kilduff: U12 Boys - 100 4x25m Brick Relay
- Sophie Irving U14 Girls - 100 Swim with Obstacles • Sam Kilduff U11 boys - 50 Swim with Obstacles
- Harry Irving, Luka Kirk, Elliot Brown, Sam Kilduff: U12 Boys - 200 4x50 Medley
- Sam Kilduff U11 boys - 50 Swim with Fins
- Elliot Brown U12 Boys - 50 Rescue Medley brick
- Sam Brown U13 Boys - 50 Brick Carry
- Sam Kilduff U11 boys - 50 Brick Carry
Tracey Reynolds - Team Manager
After many months of training, preparation and a warm up Interclub event for Capital Coast, the Maranui Pool Champs team of 16 athletes (14 juniors and two seniors) made their way to Auckland for the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Pool Championships during October 7-9. Over 600 athletes from 31 clubs attended, across age groups from 10 years through to Masters, all contesting for the Paul Kent Memorial Trophy.
The New Zealand Pool Championships is the single largest pool event in the country and attracted international attention from a NSW team in Australia. There were around 400 races with events including rescue medleys, swimming with fins while carrying a rescue tube, brick carries, line throws and 'rescuing' a manikin off the bottom of the pool for sen-iors. A great competition made up of individual and team events - a spectator spectacular!
Maranui was placed 15th from 31 teams with only a few points separat-ing 11th-15th place. Congratulations to Sophie Irving and Sam Kilduff who both gained National titles - Sophie in the Women’s 13 and Under 100m Swim with Obstacles and Sam in the Men’s 10 and Under 50m Swim with Obstacles. Congratulations also to the U11 boys team who gained two Gold medals and one Silver medal in their relay events. Along with medal winners the team also obtained 19 individual top 10 placings and two team top 10 placings. Well done team Maranui!
A big thank you must go out to the coaches Matt Titcombe and Ben Teusse (and Marc Pulepule in the early months) in preparing the ath-letes for the event. Their time and commitment to the team and trainings was outstanding.
From the Saturday morning sessions to the condensed holiday train-ings, the team worked hard to perfect their skills. We were also fortu-nate to train alongside Lyall Bay SLSC in the latter part of the year gain-ing extra assistance from Walter and the seniors, including Junior Black Fin, Alaynah Bettany adding her experience coming off Worlds. The athletes took away some valuable tips and tricks (and new found rivalry and friendship) as they geared up for Auckland.
From the thrills and spills of the pool (the titles, medals and near miss-es, the tog slide, tube slops and bops and gate wrangles), to our well-appointed accommodation and set of wheels (Rusty the van) - much fun was had by all. The team showed amazing spirit and sportsmanship across the competition and represented Maranui with pride.
Thanks also to parents and siblings who supported the team in Auckland. A ‘cheer squad’, complete with our very own stand on Day One, superb! I think we may have also taken out the award for best ‘solo cheer performance’ - you know who you are, Lynda!
We would also like to acknowledge Raglan Roast Coffee for their fantastic sponsorship of our T-Shirts, photographer extraordinaire Rachael, timekeepers Lynda, Hari, Grant and Reg, our chauffeurs Wayne and Deirdre, behind the scenes work of Sascha and last but not least, No57 and the ‘Garage’ – thank you.
We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and formulat-ing next year’s event. Not only have we athletes that are talented at beach sports but we are also proving a force in the pool. Athletes, you are truly amazing! There may even be talk of masters training with the team next year …. watch this space!
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME (30/09/2016)
MARANUI SLSC JUNIOR SURF
START DATE: Sunday 6 November 2016
We are getting super excited another surf season is just around the corner. We welcome new members from ages 6 and up. REGISTER NOW - SPACES AVAILABLE.
Junior Surf Sunday Session Times:
6-9 year olds, 10am - 11am
10-13 year olds, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Note: Age as at 30th September.
Please register via the online REGISTRATION FORM for the 2016/2017 Season.
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SENIOR PRIZEGIVING (23/06/2016)
Congratulations to the following Maranui Surf Members who received awards at the Senior Prizegiving 2016.
A HUGE THANKS you to all the athletes, coaches, managers, officials, marshalls, lifeguards, sponsors, parents, supporters and Maranui Cafe for hosting the prizegiving. You ALL Rock!
Sportsman - Ishmael Perkins-Banse
Sportswoman - Rachael Wilson
Coach of the Year - Rachael Burke
Official of the Year - Tracey Reynolds
Rescue of the Year - Maranui Carnival Team
Club Member of the Year - Hari Titcombe
Ron Simpson Cup - Sophie Irving
Lifeguard of the Year - John Tuia
Rookie Lifeguard of the Year - Emily Register
Leadership in Sport - Rachael Wilson
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.