Waihi Miners Reps Players 2014

Posted October 10, 2014     Awards & Recognition

From: Waihi Leader 9th October 2014

The Waihi Miners Inline Hockey Club was founded in 1995. Throughout the season, the club attends various tournaments, playing in the Central Region draw and a number of pre-organised friendly games against other clubs.

Since 1995, the club has had a number of teams competing in the yearly NZ National Inline Hockey Championships. The top three teams from each of the three regions are eligible to enter the National Championships that are hosted by various clubs. Currently the regions consist of the Northern, Central and Lower Region’s.

In 2013, the entire Waihi Miners Inline Hockey club travelled to New Plymouth to complete at the Nationals and this year the Waihi Miners Under 16 team is currently in New Plymouth competing against the 3 other regions at the NZ National Inline Hockey Championships. The Under 16 team worked hard throughout the 2014 season to place 3rd overall within the Central Region to obtain a place at the NZ National Championships. We wish the team good luck and success.

Every Labour weekend since 1997, the New Zealand Inline Hockey Regional Championship has been played in a venue at one of the three regions Inline Hockey rink’s. Since 1998 the Waihi Miners club have had a number of players selected for various Central Region teams and 2014 is no different with the highest number of Waihi Miners players being selected. 23 Waihi Miners Inline Hockey players travelled to the Hamilton Rink to attended the 2014 Central Region Trials. Players trialled in the JW’s, U12, U14 & U16 grades. Out of the 23 players, 13 were selected from the Waihi Miners Inline Hockey club for each grade including another 3 Waihi Miners for the Masters grade.

The Waihi Miners Inline Hockey Club would like to congratulate the following players who have been selected in the following 2014 Central Region teams:

Junior Women’s: Shania Bate (Goalie), Katie Lovell, Jamie Mudford (Reserve) and Dechan Holley (Reserve).

Under 12’s: Toby Grindlay (Goalie), Lucus Barakat and Matt Barakat.

Under 14’s: Jaiden Pert (Goalie) and Joeb Ibbotson.

Under 16’s: Caleb Ibbotson (Goalie), Nathan Lovell and Zane Cleary.

Under 19’s: Rhys Allen and Johnnie Andrew-Nye.

Veterans: Luke Burgess (Goalie), Viv Barakat and Andy Wilton.

Photo: Waihi Miners Central Region Rep players.

From top left to right:
Dechan Holley, Zane Cleary, Rhys Allen, Viv Barakat.
Jaiden Pert, Nathan Lovell, Johnnie Andrew-Nye, Katie Lovell, Shania Bate.
Jamie Mudford, Lucus Barakat, Matt Barakat, Joeb Ibbotson.
Caleb Ibbotson and Toby Grindlay.
Absent: Luke Burgess and Andy Wilton.

This year the New Zealand Inline Hockey Regional Championships are being held in Auckland. The club wishes these players and their teams good luck during the Labour Weekend tournament.

Over the years the Waihi Miners Inline Hockey Club have had players selected for various New Zealand Inline Hockey teams who have competed in International tournaments both here in New Zealand and in venues around the World representing New Zealand. This included the 2014 Oceania tournament, between New Zealand and Australia and Regional teams held in Hamilton this year.