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Wahine Toa Girls Wrestling

60 girls from Te Atatu Intermediate and Rutherford College combined for a joint two-hour wrestling training session in the college gym. Training was led by Ruth Minturn, Ana Moceyawa and Michelle Montague who have all represented New Zealand in a variety of martial arts. The wrestlers learned some basic techniques and then got stuck into some spirited sparring matches. The Te Atatu girls were mainly from the TAI wrestling team while the college girls were made up of members from the netball and rugby squads. Te Atatu Intermediate has been training every Wednesday at the College with coach Amir and…

Sports Excellence experience at Club Physical Te Atatu

On Friday, 29 October the Year 10 Sports Excellence class went to Club Physical Te Atatu as part of their learning around conditioning for sport. Prior to the trip we have been learning about different components of fitness, why fitness testing is important, muscles and bones, and how the body works to gain strength. They were lucky enough to be taken through two very grueling workouts by trainers Chloe and Kevin. Students learnt about what conditioning means and the different ways force can be applied to add stress to muscles, therefore resulting in strength gains. They enjoyed the opportunity to…

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