Western Leader : February 11th 2011
19 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 SPORT Lynette Adams Chief Executive ADVERTISING FEATURE Is this your year to make a lifestyle change? There are plenty of free or low cost opportunites to begin the turnaround to a healthier lifestyle. If you need a helping hand, and prefer to exercise in a group, the Move4Health programme could be for you! Sport Waitakere is proud to provide a Move4Health programme at Massey and Ranui weekly. It is an exercise for fun class that encourages community members to get moving again. The class empowers people to embrace a more actve and healthier lifestyle that is sustainable over tme. Developed previously for Green Prescripton (GRx) clients, the programme is now open to the whole community, male and female, all ages, and is run by Carol Davis, herself a former GRx patent. Actve Communites Advisor at Sport Waitakere, Emma Haigh, is thrilled with the programme she now facilitates. I love seeing so many people getng back to health and taking ownership of their lives. Sport Waitakere also facilitates the Community Leaders Programme an 8 week course for enthusiastc people who are keen to deliver physical actvity and nutriton sessions within their own neighbourhood, such as church or youth groups, or marae. The programme will equip you with the skills to deliver physical actvity sessions to your community, and inspire more people to get actve. A four day coaching course with Netit includes basic anatomy and learning how to deliver exercise to a group. This is followed by a 2 day Workplace First Aid course anda 2day Community Nutriton Course. There are also optonal modules that can be taken outside the programme, such as Sit and Be Fit and Walking Leader courses. Previous partcipants said: I cant wait to take back this knowledge to my church group and Im so glad to have done this course; me and my family will be so much healthier! For more informaton on either of these programmes phone Emma Haigh 09 966 3120 x847. 3322287AC IN BRIEF Football Waitakere United forward Sean Lovemore has been called into the Wellington Phoenix squad. Both Lovemore and Canterbury mid-fielder Aaron Clapham flew out to Sydney to join the Phoenix this week. Touch Junior touch competitions are starting this month out west. Teams and individual players from year 1 to 10 are needed for a touch competition at Archibald Park in Kelston. Contact Ivan on 021-286-8247. Massey junior players from year 1 to 10 can take part at Moire Park. Call Nic on 022-658-7342. KiwiSport Funding is available from KiwiSport for sport projects and initiatives that provide new or increased opportunities for organised sport for schoolchildren. Clubs, schools, churches, community groups and sports organisations can download an application form at www.sport waitakere.co.nz or contact Hollie Evans on 966-3111 or email hollie.evans@ sportwaitakere.co.nz. Applications close March 18. Cycling Track cyclists from the Massey High School cycling team have had success in the points races at the Auckland Cycling Championships. Lydia Rippon won her under-15 final while under-17 riders Lewis Stevens and Sammy Croft finished first and fourth respectively in their events. Former student Dion Smith won his under-19 race. Futsal Week eight of the futsal premier league brought together the last two undefeated sides Oratia Futsal and World United. The game was keenly contested with World United getting the edge over Oratia 4-3. Slippery FC took full advantage of the top two playing to close the gap on Oratia to three points as they defeated an under-strength Crum Park Rangers 9-3. A free-scoring Boom Dynamite is also within three points of second place after a 10-3 victory over Team Westies. First season team AC Miuayga narrowly beat Morningside Express 4-3 to leave the Morningside Boys still searching for their second win of the season. The new-look Cuba Libero had a 4-1 win over Le Futsal. Le Futsal are still on the look-out for new players to add to the squad. Surf boat action at Piha By TUREI MACKEY Making waves: Mark 'Horse' Bourneville, right, will be sweeping for three Piha surfboats on the weekend including the Piha Pistols. An exciting final round of the New Zealand surfboat series is set to conclude at Piha on Saturday as long as Mother Nature plays nice. More than 40 teams will compete in five divisions and there is no admission charge. Organiser and Piha Surf Life Saving boat captain Mark Bourn- eville is watching the swell prediction maps. We are hoping the maps are wrong because they are predicting 4.5 to five-metre waves at the moment,'' he says. Some of the top crews can handle those con- ditions but we do have to take into account other crews who aren't used to such waves.'' He is hoping an east- erly wind will knock the waves down in size. We like to have 2.5 to three metres with good spacing. That will make it spectacular yet reason- able for the crews.'' Bourneville says this year's competition will have an international flavour. We traditionally get about 40 crews but this year we will have four crews from Australia and we have a crew from Britain who were over here competing at an international event. They had heard so much about Piha and seen clips on Youtube that they pushed their return flight back a couple of weeks so they could test themselves on our beach.'' Bourneville, who lives in Oratia, is sweep and coach for three Piha surf club teams -- Piha A, Piha Pistols and the men's under-19 crew. He says the under-23 men's division is the battle to watch out for. While the men's open and women's compe- titions are virtually wrapped up, that one is still up for grabs. It will make it a very hot contest.'' Day-two pressure on both west clubs Top scorer: Jimmy Neesham was the best batsman for Suburbs New Lynn. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By TUREI MACKEY Both west Auckland cricket clubs will be look- ing for a better perform- ance on day two after struggling over the weekend. Howick-Pakuranga has done just enough to be in front after day one of their clash with Suburbs New Lynn. Howick finished the day on 72/3 and needing another 131 runs to grab first innings points. Jimmy Neesham again provided runs for Sub- urbs as he top-scored with 55. He was supported by Victor Davies (52) down the order but the Howick bowlers battled well to restrict Suburbs to only 203. Howick skipper Jamie Newth (3/28), Dean Wed- lake (3/37) and Jordan Drinkall (3/46) all grab- bed three wickets. Waitakere City and Birkenhead batsmen had a tough day at Te Atatu Park with a pitch that favoured the bowlers. Birkenhead suffered first as Daniel Schischka (5/26) and Aaron Jeavons (3/38) saw the visiting team stumble to 148 all out. Waitakere then falt- ered at the crease with Darrin Crook claiming five of the first six wickets to leave Waita- kere on 96/6 and in real danger of falling short of their target. Auckland rep Dusan Hakaraia was the top scorer for Waitakere with 34 runs.
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