Friday 11th September 2015

These sports are enjoyed by some very competitive young men too.

Kyle Clark pictured with club mates after Balmacewen taking out the Otago Golf Champion of Champions.
Kyle Clark pictured with club mates after Balmacewen taking out the Otago Golf Champion of Champions.

John McGlashan College Golf Report: Golfers within the boarding hostel have been active this year with many McGlashan Men using the golfing facility right at our back door. Some stand out performances has seen Kyle Clark winning the Otago Golf Club's Junior Club Champs. This led him to be selected by the club for the Otago Champions of Champions that him and his three-man team won the event. Earlier on in the year, Kyle also won the Secondary Schools Intercollegiate Tournament shooting a nett score of 59. Kyle also placed 4th in the Nett at the Fifty-Four Hole Queenstown Men’s Open after the first round was cancelled due to snow making the course saturated. Kyle ended up shooting a nett score of 222 in snowy and windy conditions, which was a good achievement in a field of more than fifty people. Kyle still has a lot of events on the calendar this year, so we wish him good luck for future tournaments. Another Boarder that has been playing well is Patrick Williams who has finished very close to winning secondary school tournaments but is yet still on the verge to gain his first win. I would like to see more boarders at John McGlashan College utilise the opportunity of using the Balmacewen Golf Club and that golf keeps on expanding at John McGlashan College in the near future.

  John McGlashan College 2nd Curling Squad by Will Burdon:

This season the John McGlashan College 2nd Curling Squad that consisted of Will Burdon, Winston Brinsley, Jak Jessop, Ben MacDonald, and Patrick Larrivee placed 7th in the Otago Regional Curling Competition. At the start of the season, the squad played a few tough games due to lack of experience, although we started to find our mojo midway through the season. This is where we started to stack on points, beating teams here, there and everywhere. The John McGlashan College 4th Curling Squad that consisted of Josh Stackhouse, Henry Smilie, Harry Smith and Hamish Robinson also had a memorable season just placing in front of us, placing fifth on the leader board.

John McGlashan Canoe Polo Squads – JMC Polo Bears, and JMC Avengers by James Miller:

John McGlashan College had two canoe polo teams with a large number of students representing the boarding hostel in the regional competition. A lot of the students have recently received winter representative badges for there efforts throughout the season. One of the John McGlashan Teams has only lost one game to which a team that is playing the other John McGlashan College team in a semi-final. I would like to thank the boarding hostel students that have filled in when possible and have made an outstanding season, the most enjoyable by far. I hope to see many young McGlashan Men playing the sport next year.