Song and sport match up on the day

BY KRIS DANDO
Last updated 14:45 04/09/2012
04-KPN-rugbyWEB
Kris Dando

RUGBY HEAVEN: It might have been muddy but the sun was out for the Aotea College Sportacular rugby match. Elkan Seaga was among the First XV players trying to knock over the alumni side.

Relevant offers

Kapi-Mana News

Nine months later, Porirua and Upper Hutt police stations still closed at weekends Whitby man Clifford Matthews stops weekly piano sessions after 38 years The nose knows: council says suburbs smell is vegetation but residents blame cows Early memories of growing up in Elsdon, Porirua in the 1950s Porirua fighter Newtown Sythong off to Taekwondo World Championships The cupboard was bare: community book cupboard stolen, found, returned Viola Palmer: A Kapiti resident's view of the expressway Porirua Rowing Club crew break three-year medal drought at national rowing champs The Way We Were: unruly dogs, swordfish and lots and lots of bottles Cobb & Co restaurant set to open in Porirua, a project backed by former mayor Nick Leggett

Aotea College and its alumni came out square during their annual sportacular, while Te Manawa resonated to the school's singing talent last Wednesday.

Principal Kate Gainsford said the Aotea Sportacular, which invited past students to engage with present ones in sports and arts, was a wonderful day.

"It was just fantastic, a truly community event. We are so grateful for the support. There is a real appetite for this sort of engagement. The alumni are genuinely interested in the students and they contribute so much to our school."

For the record, the basketball was won by the college side, 54-48, netting the Setefano Makaio Memorial Challenge Cup. The school's netball side beat the alumni in a tight match, 32-28.

It was on the field that the "old boys" came away victorious, 3-0 in the football, while a last-minute try saw them emerge 24-22 winners in rugby - possibly aided by the college lads playing their forwards in the backs and vice versa.

Aotea College's barbershop, chorus and bands wowed a full house with song. The event was held to raise money to get the singers to the nationals in Auckland this month.

Ms Gainsford said there were plans to tie in music with sports again next year.

Ad Feedback

- Kapi-Mana News

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content