Summary of a successful Summer tournament week for Baradene athletes

Rowing Squad


The rowing team competed down in Twizel at the New Zealand Champs (aka Maadi Cup).At the end of heats, repechages and semi-finals Baradene had crews progressing through to five A finals and three B finals. Finals day proved to be an exciting and tough day. Baradene came away with 2 medals which was an amazing result for the team and just reward for all the training throughout the season. Congratulations to:

U18 Pair Bronze- Megan Bol and Sophia Meldrum

U18 Quad Silver-  Sarah Simpson, Megan Bol, Grainne Walsh, Sophia Meldrum, Lizzy Ellis

A huge congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to trial for rep teams:

NZ Juniors- Sophia Meldrum, Megan Bol and Alumnae, Niamh NcHugh

North Island U18 Team- Sarah Simpson (Coxswain)

Track 2


9 students competed in the inaugural NZSS Track cycling championships, held in Cambridge. Baradene came away in 5th place overall in the Top School Placing – a great achievement. There were over 160 track cyclists competing from more than 40 schools and of special note is Jorja Clouth coming 2nd in the Under 16 Girls category winners. Our top 3 placings were:

Under 20 Team Pursuit – 3rd Olivia Hyland, Lara Hopkinson, Jorja Clouth, Alexandria Galvin

Under 16 Team Pursuit – 3rd Aimee Blackmore, Ella Morton, Alice Hopkinson, Charlotte Ellis

U16 Team Sprint Qualifiers – 1st Alexandra Galvin, Jorja Clouth

U16 Keirin - 2nd Jorja Clouth, 3rd Alexandra Galvin

U16 3000m Scratch - 1st Jorja Clouth

U16 4000m Points Race - 3rd Jorja Clouth



4 students traveled to Rotorua to compete in the NZ Secondary School MTB Championships. Congratulations to our team who placed first in the Girls U16 relay. The team consisted of Christie McCahill, Alex Galvin and Aimee Blackmore.

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9 Baradene students travelled to the event and performed extremely well.  Most notably Baradene was announced as 2nd school overall and 1st place in the girls’ school – our best result ever!

Individual Triathlon
U13 Emma Blackmore 3rd U16 Natalya Carter 3rd  U19 Bella Morton 3rd  individual triathlon 

U12 Isabelle Gibson 2nd  U16  Natalya Carter 2nd  U19 Isabella Morton 1st, Charlotte Carter 3rd 

Team results - complying teams 
U14 team Baradene and Auckland Grammar 1st place (Gemma Carter, Isabelle Gibson, Luke Hair, Luke Blackwood).

Non complying teams
U13 Team Medbury/Baradene (Emma and Isabelle) 1st, U13 Team Medbury/Baradene (Freya Holland) 3rd

U16 team Baradene/Sacred Heart (Andrew Matthews and Natalya and Georgia Holland) 1st 

U19 team Baradene /Auckland Grammar (Dominic Burkhardt Charlotte and Bella) 3rd 

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The Senior Futsal team travelled to Wellington for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs.  There were 30 teams competing from all around New Zealand and the level of competition was high.  The Baradene team had 5 games in total.  They had 2 very close games on the first day which they narrowly lost followed by 2 convincing wins the following day which gave them an overall place of 9th.  Well done BARA on a top ten national placing!

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The 1st XI cricket team started the tournament off strong with a win against defending National champions EGGS in the first round. The girls went from strength to strength and went through Pool Play unbeaten. On Thursday they had their semi-final against Takapuna. After scoring 102 the girls knew they needed to very tight in the field and take some early wickets. The team did extremely well and took 5 wickets. It all came down to the last over, Takapuna needed 2 runs to win. Unfortunately, Takapuna did get the runs to take the win.

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The Premier water polo team had a very tough start to the NISS. The girls played extremely well and were unfortunate to have a couple of narrow losses in the first few days, but also had a great win against Diocesan B 6-1. They then went on to win the Plate final against St Mary’s 8-5. The girls progressed well and are thoroughly looking forward to Nationals in the holidays.

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The Baradene Sailing Team competed in the South of the Bridge Teams Racing Regatta last week at Kohimarama Yacht Club. Over the two days the team sailed well across varied conditions, from very light to heavy winds, and completed almost three round robins in the silver fleet. The team came away with 5 overall race wins and achieved 3rd Girls School across both Gold and Silver fleets of the Regatta. Congratulations to the team of Holly Liefting, Ruby Sexton, Lucy Bilger, Amalie Thompson-Pain, Zoe Mains, Stella Bilger, Claudia Green, Chloe Boyce