Rutherford College was again the top school at the 2023 Auckland Wrestling Championship taking away…
As the students and their supporting family and friends made their way through the front doors of the School Hall, they were presented with a wonderfully transformed setting – “Oscars” like with a Golden theme and amazing life-size action posters adorning the walls.
Friday 28th October was our School Sports Awards evening where almost 300 people gathered to recognize sporting achievements of 2022. Our “off-the-bench” MC, Dion, was able to successfully navigate everyone through the various categories of award winners throughout the night.
Our guest speaker Casey Frank – Former Tall Blacks and current Sky Sport Basketball commentator, gave us a thought-provoking speech. He then provided congratulatory handshakes for each recipient as they made their way across the stage.
Of special note congratulations must go to the following students
5 Years Outstanding Service to Rutherford Sport
Principals Cup Sporting Personality – Marissa Ogilvie
Team of the year – Junior Girls Football
Coach of the Year – Paxton Maligi
Junior Outstanding Achievements in the Sporting field – Hezekiah Letele
Senior Outstanding Achievements in the Sporting field – Tyra Ibbott
Sports Coordinators Award-Service and Contribution to sport – Floyd Ormsby
Junior Sportsman of the year – Dylan Chapman
Junior Sportswoman of the year – Mereseini Aisake
Senior Sportswoman of the year – Marissa Ogilvie
Senior Sportsman of the year – Joel Gibson and Luke Gibson
DUX LUDORUM – Tyra Ibbott
Sports Captains for 2023 – Lachlan Piercy and Jessica Williams.
No event like this can be put on without good helpers and astute organization. Our Sports Director, Gill, did a wonderful job coordinating all and sundry to make the evening a success. We sincerely thank all the external parties that contributed their component to the night, along with the students and teachers that helped set-up and breakdown the hall.
It was pleasing to see so many recognized for efforts from the 2022 sporting calendar, even though it was still partially affected by Covid. We can only wish 2023 is bigger and better for the sporting environment of Rutherford College.