Sports

Third hole in one for Onewhero Golf Member

On Saturday 25 August, Onewhero Golf Club had a bit of a celebration one of their members who got his third hole in one ever. He had two in 1997 so it has been a long time coming. Robert Burke has been an active member of the club, on various committees he has even done his part as a past president. He currently […]

Good deed makes duathlon possible

“I know you like making dreams come true for kids, and I wondered if you could help me?” This was the cracking opening line from a Franklin woman when she approached a local bike shop, to see if they could help with a challenge she was facing. We can’t identify this awesome woman, nor the child she was trying to help, as their identities […]

Season celebrated at Waiuku Rugby League Club

It has been a successful season for the Waiuku Rugby League Club. They recently finished off the season with a group trip to Parakai Springs, following their prize giving. At the prize giving, everyone was given medals, and the club also celebrated their three cup winners. The Ken Reid cup for Best Club Supporter award went to Shana Dawson, Club […]

ECA’s badminton success

Eden Christian Academy (ECA) had a successful badminton season this year with their D Grade teams placing first and second and their C Grade team placing second in the Counties Manakau Badminton competition. Every fortnight they played at the Counties Manakau Courts in Papakura, and many of the students had never played before. Coach Pieter Jansen van Rensburg, said “Badminton’s […]

Franklin Cross Country Zone Day

The forecast was for heavy rain and possible thunderstorms, but in true cross country fashion, the Franklin Cross Country Zone Day proceeded anyway. Held on Wednesday 29 August at the Pukekohe Showgrounds, only the very best made it to Zone Day, with a two-step process required to gain selection. Firstly students had to finish in the top eight runners in […]

Pukekohe AFC match report 1 September

Pukekohe AFC Men’s 1st team travelled to McLennan Park on Saturday afternoon to face Papakura City “Bula” in the Counties Manukau Knockout Cup 2nd round. The team were buoyant heading into the match after a win in the 1st round of the cup last weekend and this showed as Pukekohe dominated the early exchanges. Whilst not perfect, Pukekohe played some […]

Franklin United football report

Franklin United FC Match Report Franklin United hosted Ngongataha last Saturday in the last game of the season.  The home team flew out of the traps taking an early 2 goal lead with goals from Lewie Tiller and a penalty from William Burdon.  However, the away team re grouped to claw their way back into it and it was 2-2 […]

Demonstration of walking netball

There’s no running, no jumping. Just walking! Yes, this is the new craze of our sport –walking netball! Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it, regardless of age or fitness level. Noeline Ramsey, Waiuku Netball Centre Patroness and Life member is […]

Learning football the ole’ way

Over the school holidays Franklin United took a group of 13th Grade footballers down to Wellington to experience first-hand the Ole Football Academy, which is the benchmark for football development in New Zealand. For Franklin United the Ole Trip was successful for a number of reasons, but first the understanding of the process and purpose of the partnership between Franklin […]

Waiuku Netball Finals 2018

Saturday 25 August saw a successful Finals Day at the Waiuku Netball Centre. Hundreds of players and supporters gathered at the courts to watch the games. There were some very close games and many of the talented players demonstrated outstanding skills in all grades. An exhibition match showcasing the new initiative of Walking Netball provided some entertainment and insights into the slower […]


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