Nor West News : March 29th 2012
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The Century 21 Western Pioneers are primed and ready for the season having played three pre-season matches to try out new combinations and get match fitness up to standard. This year's players from Helensville and Kumeu rugby clubs will feature a big and experienced forward pack with several changes in the backs as players have either retired, moved out of the area or are injured. Coach Stu Hollier says the team won't move too far away from last season's style of play. ''Last year we had so many new players it was about just fitting everyone into a team pattern. But they do like to play ball-in-hand rugby so that won't change much.'' The first game is against Glenfield at North Harbour stadium's outer ground on March 31, from 2.45pm. There will be no club rugby over Easter with matches commencing on April 14 when the Pioneers play Takapuna at Helensville. Soccer season Six Waitakere clubs in the Northern Football Federation are set to join a new men's premier competition when the season kicks off on March 31. The clubs, including Norwest United, will compete in the Metropolitan men's championship which will feature four other clubs from the Auckland region. The west Auckland clubs played last year in a six-team Waitakere conference and played inter- conference matches with Northland clubs. Northern Football Federation competitions manager Terry Hobin says the new format is designed to be in sync with the Northern Regional Football League. ''Last year the six Waitakere clubs would have to play each other three times in the regular season. Now it will be a stronger competition due to there being more teams. And whoever wins this competition will play off with the Waikato winner to earn promotion to the NRFL.'' Quiz fundraiser A Riverhead karate class is appealing to the community for donations of goods to help fund a trip to Japan. Toukon Ryu Karate Auckland is seeking prizes for a quiz night at Greenhithe community hall on March 31. People can bring their goods to the Riverhead community hall on the Coatesville/ Riverhead Highway on Wednesday nights from 6pm to 7pm. The trivia night will help fund an April trip to Japan for a martial arts tournament. Doors open at 6pm and the fundraiser kicks off at 7pm. People donating goods can call 021 297 2431 or visit toukonryu- karate-auckland.co.nz. Rider takes junior show title Show stopper: Dreams do come true for rider Stephie Joustra and her nine-year-old horse Disney who won the Junior Show Hunter of the Year title. It's not fantasy but just hard work for Muriwai rider Stephie Joustra and her nine-year-old horse Disney. The pair won the Junior Show Hunter of the Year title at the Horse of the Year event. The 19-year-old also rode Tracey Parnwell's horse Time L'll Tell into second place. The achievement capped off a hat-tipping season where she has also taken three sec- ond places in the Equestrian Sport NZ National Show Hunter point series. She gained Junior High Points, Junior Equitation and Open High Points and won both the series finals for Junior and Open High Points at Horse of the Year. At Woodhill Sands last month, Stephie and Disney won the ama- teur/junior championship, the open championship and the overall Show Hunter Waitemata summer series. Stephie has trained with Des Lowe for nearly five years. She teaches at Helensville Pony Club and last year coached the Pinehurst School Show Hunter team to the title at the Secondary Schools North Island Show Hunter competition. Tickets to speedway to be won The first round of the 2012 FIM Speedway Grand Prix will be held on March 31 at Western Springs and we are giving you and a friend the chance to see it for free. The event, possibly New Zealand's most exciting motor racing fixture of 2012, will pit 16 of the world's top speedway riders against each other in attempt to secure vital points going into the next round. The riders will represent the United States, Sweden, Poland, Australia, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand and Great Britain, providing plenty of thrills for speedway fans and motor racing enthusiasts. The Nor-west News has double tickets to give away to this spectacular event. Simply go to nor-westnews. co.nz, click on latest edition and flick through our online version of today's paper for your chance to go into the draw. Subscription to our e-editions is free. School pupils ride to victory in style Smooth jump: Emily Stroobant, top, racks up the points in the novice ring at the event hosted by Clevedon Pony Club. Right: The winning Kaukapakapa School team of Troy Gregerson, Emily Stroobant, Libby Berrington-Hume and Amber Donaldson at the Interschool Intermediate Ribbon Day. Riding skills were in stylish action from a successful team of Kaukapakapa School students. Libby Berrington-Hume, Amber Donaldson, Troy Gregerson and Emily Stroobant won the overall top schools prize at the Interschool Intermediate Ribbon Day. They achieved 53 points in the event which included 13 other Auckland schools. The day's competition was split into four rings at Clevedon Pony Club. In the open/maiden ring, Libby competed while the three novice rings featured Amber, Troy and Emily -- all collating points when they placed with a ribbon. Emily won the supreme cham- pion ribbon for the flat classes before Emily secured another champion ribbon along with Troy in the jumping classes.
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