Northland Senior Hawks Cup 2013

Whangarei played host to the Northland Senior Hawks competition for Yr 11-13 boys & girls on Thursday 4th April at the Tikipunga Sports Ground.

There were a total of 4 boys teams & two girls teams competing from Whangarei Boys High School, Tikipunga High School & Dargaville High School. All games were played in fantastic spirits, with superb sportsmanship, skills, team work & crowd support shown by both players & supporters.

The Dargaville High girls team comprehensively won all three games against a gutsy & spirited Tikipunga High Girls team to take out the championship for 2013. All girls from both teams played hard & fair with some of the hits matching those of the boys. It was great to see how much fun both teams were having as well as giving it everything they had. All girls have expressed an interest in getting involved with the AFL NZ High Performance programme and are looking forward to their AFL adventure.

The boys competition saw some superb skills, team work and trench warfare in action. Dargaville High School did extremely well to field a team that started off slowly, but grew in confidence as the day went.  Tikipunga High School fielded two teams that both displayed some great skills and determination. Whangarei Boys High School took out the honours with an unbeaten run displaying a fantastic spectacle of fluid footy. It looked like this team had been together for months.

The future for AFL in Northland & New Zealand is looking very positive for both our male & female athletes showing a real keen attitude and interest in a sport that is offering some fantastic opportunities.

As a supporter it was a great day to observe many fantastic athletes and teams showing us their skills, team work and fair play whilst still having fun with each other.


Boys Teams

Whangarei Boys High 98 def. Tikipunga High One 0

Dargaville High School 48 def. Tikipunga High Two 1

Tikipunga High One 47 def. Tikipunga High Two 31

Dargaville High School 37 def. Tikipunga High One 7

Whangarei Boys High 68 def. Dargaville High 32

Whangarei Boys High 76 def. Tikipunga High Two 24

Girls Teams

Dargaville High 38 def. Tikipunga High 0

Dargaville High 29 def. Tikipunga High 9

Dargaville High 26 def. Tikipunga High 1