Success at Maadi Cup 2017
Another awesome week for our Ashcoll rowers, a total of 5 gold medals and one bronze.
Girls U16 single- Mollie Gibson
Girls U18 double- Grace Wilson and Veronica Wall
Girls U17 single- Veronica Wall
Girls U18 single- Veronica Wall
Girls U18 coxed quad- Mollie Gibson, Grace Wilson, Olivia Gibson, Veronica Wall and Emma Jansen (cox)
Girls U16 Double- Emma Stagg and Mollie Gibson
Girls U16 coxed quad- 5th
Boys U17 single (Harrison Davies)- 6th
Girls U18 single (Grace Wilson)- 8th
Boys U18 single (Harrison Davies)- 1st
Boys U17 single (Haxby Hefford)- 2nd
Boys U18 novice double- 3rd
Boys U17 double- 3rd
Girls U18 novice double – 6th
Boys U18 novice four- 3rd
Well done to Veronica for also breaking the u18 single record by an impressive 5 seconds.
Justin Wall was announced Coach of the Regatta.
Congratulations to Harrison Davies and Mollie Gibson on their South Island rowing trials, and Veronica Wall and Grace Wilson on their NZ Junior trials.
Prestigious Award to Rower Veronica Wall
Rowing Canterbury’s prestigious Jubilee Cup was presented to Veronica Wall by John Wylie Regional Manager Canterbury Rowing and Rowing NZ President. The Jubilee Trophy is awarded to the best female rower in Canterbury, who has made an impact on and off the water. Also presenting awards was Michael Schaper, President of Canterbury Rowing Association. John Wylie said that Veronica’s recent record of success made her a deserving winner of the trophy. Acknowledged additionally was Ashburton College’s impact on the New Zealand Secondary School rowing scene, with the rowers coached by Justin Wall. Veronica’s achievements to date encompass her history-making three gold medals in single sculls at Maadi Cup and her recent selection to the New Zealand Junior Women’s Quad Scull team to compete at the World Rowing Junior Championships, in Rotterdam in August.
Veronica with her parents Justin Wall, who is also Veronica’s Coach, and Charlotte Cox who also teams up successfully with Veronica in some rowing events.
Additional Rowing Acknowledgements
Five ‘Top Ten’ badges were awarded to the College’s Gold Medal Under 18 Girls’ Coxed Quad team of Veronica Wall, Fran Connelly-Whyte, Grace Wilson, Emma Jansen and Lara Biggs. These badges are awarded to students from this year’s Maadi Cup who finished 10th or better in Under 18 events.
2016 MID CANTERBURY SPORTS AWARDS
Outstanding Junior Sportsperson
Veronica Wall Rowing
Outstanding All Rounder
Matthew Clough Multisport, Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Cycling, Football
Outstanding Junior Team
Ashburton College Rowing U18 Coxed Quad
Veronica Wall, Grace Wilson, Fran Connelly-Whyte, Lara Biggs, Emma Jansen
Outstanding Senior Teams
Mid Canterbury Browning Shield Representative Team which consisted of a number of College players –
Sam Bubb, Connor Brosnahan, Jade Brosnahan, Aiden Mitchell, Larissa Allan,
Nic Thomassen Basketball Umpiring
Consistency in Sporting Excellence
Hugh Donaldson Water Skiing
George Donaldson Water skiing
Ashlee Strawbridge Basketball
Jessica Windhorst Karate