JMC students continue to show their talent across a range of disciplines
Fencing New Zealand has recently published individual fencer rankings based upon Regional, National and International competition results achieved during the past 12 months. Louis Jennings has had an excellent year and has achieved the following rankings in Men's Epee;
- Under 17: 1st Cadet
- Under 20: 3rd Junior
- Under 23: 3rd
- Open/Senior: 6th
Louis' U17/U20 rankings provide automatic eligibility to represent New Zealand in the World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships, in France in April 2016.
Three JMC students recently competed for Otago Blue and Gold 13th Grade Teams in Queenstown at the South Island Football Federation Cup. Braedyn Arbuckle, Jonathan Brook (Gold team) and Ben Lund (Blue Team) did their province proud. Otago Blue won the Tournament and Gold finished 9th out of 14 South Island Teams.
Josh Preston recently played his 100 1st XI game for John McGlashan College during the McCullum Cup. The presenting of a 100 cap recognised this great achievement.
Aidan Dougherty was a member of the highly successful Under-13 Southern Ice Hockey team this season. The team received National Championship Gold medals after completing the season undefeated.
Oli Chignell's form on the track continues to impress. Oli took a further 2.03 sec off his previous personal best time to win the 3000m event in a time of 8min 46.73sec. This time is the 5th fastest in NZ in the Youth Men age group for 2015.
Ollie Gilmour has had a highly successful sailing season. Ollie is now commuting to Christchurch to train with the Chateris Bay Yacht Club open optimist squad and plans to be based there over the summer.The top 25 ranked Sailors in the country are selected for the NZ travelling teams to regattas around the world... this is a very challenging goal but one he is working hard to achieve. Ollie's major achievements over the last two seasons are highlighted below:
- 2015 (November) - Canterbury Optimist championship winner
Another great season for the 'JMC 1st' Futsal team who has won 3rd place in Division 1 of the Year 11-13 competition. This was the first year they competed in Division 1. See attached for Final placings for all our year 11-13 teams.
The 3rd WGKF world karate championships were held in Auckland November 27-30th. Over 300 athletes from over 25 countries attended. Riley Hall won silver in male cadet 14/15 kata losing only in the final round.