New Zealand Representative Challenge
The inter-provincial championships saw a Youth and a senior team from each of the nine provinces competing on Monday. This is the first time for a few years that such a competition has been held, and the events were slightly variant to the normal Nationals events. Despite a drizzly Monday morning the beach was packed with spectators, and they were not disappointed. The Taranaki competitors held their own in many of the events, snatching some of the honours from the ‘Big Guns’.
Over all the Northern Region won both the Senior and Youth events, with Bay of Plenty not too far behind. Our Youth team placed third over all and the Senior team fourth. Fitzroy was well represented in both teams, with 6 of the 12 athletes in the Open team and 8 of the 12 in the Youth team.
Congratulations to Keely O’Keeffe, Natalie Walsh, Cassie Wilson, Thomas Cole, Abe Larsen, Gregor Park, Zac Reid, Bevan Spragg, for their selection into the Youth team, and Ariana Kereopa, Flossie Lundon-Moore, Sarah Wilson, Chad Collop, Javon McCallum, Scott Murfitt, for their selection into the Senior team.
See full placings and points here