Tuesday 5th May 2015

John McGlashan College boys continue to excel across a number of sports.

Luka on the start line wearing the blue number 62
Luka on the start line wearing the blue number 62

 Congratulations to those boys mentioned below for their success in their chosen sport.


Nico Bowering, Jack East and Nathan Harrison who recently completed in the Inter-Provincial Meeting in Hamilton. Nico Bowering finished 5th in the 100m and 200m. Jack East achieved a 1st in the 400m, and a 3rd in the 200m and Long Jump. Nathan Harrison finished 2nd in the High Jump with a personal best of 1.51m.


Badminton Otago recently hosted the South Island u19 and u15 Championships. With over 60 players from around the South Island, including 4 players from the North Island. Congratulations to Matthew Godfrey, who won the Boys u15 Doubles with his partner Manny Collins from Canterbury. Matthew is only in the U13 age group so it was a great achievement. 


Luka Homersham  recently competed in the BMX Nationals held on the  3rd-5th of April. The BMX is a 3 day event. In his 3 Motos for qualifying for the semi finals, Luka  achieved two 4ths and a 3rd.  The semi-finals was made up of a strong field including the world number one.  Josh finished  16th out of 27.


The following boys have  been selected in a Southern Regions hockey team:

Southern Under-21

  • Josh Caldwell

Southern Under-18

  • Cameron McDowell
  • Charles Darling
  • Ryan Whelan
  • Harrison Taylor
  • Josh Caldwell

Southern Under-18 Development

  • Hamish Burrow
  • Anthony O'Connell

Martial Arts

The Southern districts multi style martial arts champs were held at the end of March and both Keegan and Riley Hall achieved great success. Keegan won bronze in the under-12 boys premier kata (patterns) and gold in the under-12 boys premier kumite (fighting). Riley, despite being only 12 years of age, managed a gold in the under-15 boys premier kata, silver in the under-17 boys premier kata, silver in the open men's premier kata, bronze in the mixed grade open weapons, and bronze in the boys under-15 premier kumite.


Congratulations to Nathan Harrison who finished 2nd in the Junior Age group at the Otago School Orienteering Championships.


Cameron Moran recently completed in the last swim in the State NZ Ocean Swim series in Auckland (King of the Bays). Cameron placed 3rd in this event and also received another bronze medal for pacing 3rd overall in the series for his age group.


Semisi Maiai recently trialled for the NZ volleyball team and was selected into a 30 man NZ squad. 

Weight Lifting

Josh Homersham has been selected as part of the New Zealand team to attend the Oceania Championships for Olympic Lifting in Papua New Guinea in July. 

Luka on the start line wearing the blue number 62
Matthew Godfrey - winner of the Boy's Doubles at the South Island/ Otago U15's Tournament
Josh Homersham trains in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting
Cameron Moran with his Bronze Medals from the NZ Ocean Swim Series