The inaugural Year 7 and 8 Southland Badminton Championships were held towards the end of term two. Nineteen students represented James Hargest College and it’s fair to say that James Hargest College dominated the event.
In the girls’ championship JHC teams finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Congratulations to Brianna Loan, Teegan Strudwicke and Khyan Broomhall who are the Southland Year 7 and 8 Champions. Well done to Preaw Pathompornpong, Rebecca Kingma, Georgia Hawke along with Abby Wallace, Jane Fernando, Tea Rooney and Georgia Donaldson for finishing second and third respectively.
In the boys’ championship, JHC faced a tougher challenge from SBHS but in the end, the JHC team consisting of Tyler Hawke, Bryn Griffiths and Talay Nukultham prevailed and were also crowned Southland Year 7 and 8 Champions! Thank you to all participants and supporters, particularly Mrs Loan. We look forward to a bigger, better and if possible, even more successful Championship in 2017.