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Presidents report

PRESIDENTS REPORT 2022/2023

What a year! So much has happened in a space of 6 months our summer season which started in
October brought new families, Existing families, and basically our community together.

Before I talk about what we achieved as a club I would like to firstly thank my family wife and kids for
letting me spend that extra time at the club or at events travelling. Family is so important so if your
losing time with them try your best to replace that time lost. I be honest it has been challenging but
my Why? Has always been about our Next Generation of kids giving them the opportunity to shine
within our club whether it’s a podium or a personal best of gaining confidence. I am all for that, and
when you receive support from our families and community it’s all worth it.
To my committee team a big thanks whether you have contributed towards the club big or small you
still added value within our club. We don’t often catch up as often as we should but when we do, we
all play at our strength. I still believe it takes a Village.

Vaughan our club treasurer has been my encyclopaedia if I’m wanting assurance or wanting to know
something I don’t understand or maybe looking for a good laugh Vaughan will be the first person I
call just to bring me back down to earth. Thanks Vaughan still waiting on your autograph.

Ok Drum roll lets get started ……. Results and achievements speak for itself please see our timeline
from October 2022.
 October 9 th Community free “Have a go day” we had close to 200 + people turn up and enjoy
this day big thankyou to a few community partners we collaborated with “Out the box
fitness”. Hunger ball, Kevin Mealamu ,John walker field of dreams, Papakura patrol
Crimewatch, Hampton downs and CLM.
 Month of October we had approved funding of 18k that come through to our club by Active
and CLM Tu manuwa for equipment and for our coaches.
 October 12 th First club night most numbers from our young superheroes we have had in the
past 5 years.

 October 19 th numbers increasing on club nights special mention to our Coaches Jade, Evie,
Liam,Avah,Robert,Richard.
 October 24 th Club survey for volunteers.
 October 30 th Counties Manukau Girl power
 5 th November Ron Keat Ribbon Day (Most numbers from our club) A great turn out.

Great feedback from all clubs also Papakura Local board and Auckland council Daniel Newman who
is wanting to support our club in the future.
November 25 th Papatoetoe ribbon day Papakura Athletes 2nd most athletes from a club also our
parents 2 nd overall for their president cup.
November 26 th Paige Fletcher 13G Breaking club record for Shotput & Discus.
November 27 th Counties Manukau relays Team Papakura 40 + Medals for ages 7-14 From Gold, Silver,
Bronze.
November 28 th Rafe Coulliault (17 years old) massive High Jump of 2.03m
December 3 rd Auckland relays Championship 20 + Medals for TEAM PAHC.
Papakura Athletes competing at the NZ Secondary College Championship in Taranaki.
Paige Fletcher
Avah Sila
Evie Maclennan
Riley Couillault
Aidan Platts
Blake Platts
Levi Puapalii
Callum moss
Oliver Barnett
Joseph Dunn
Zachary Orbell
Robert Fitzpatrick
Most Medals at a NZ Secondary Championship.
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Joseph Dunn & Levi Puapalii making the NZ Secondary Team. selected-team-tfrr-2022.pdf
(nzssaa.org.nz)

Jan 2023 – Colgate games great results from our small team who turned up.
Here is a few results. Medals
Paige Fletcher GOLD 13G Shotput
Braxton Fletcher BRONZE 10B Shotput
Jorja Postill BRONZE 10G 400m
Harper Tuhimata BRONZE 14G Racewalk
Top 8 Finalist Ribbons
Braxton Fletcher 10B HJ
Adi Siliasau 12G 200m
7-9 Division Placings
Emmalyn Tuhimata 9G 2nd 60m & 3rd Discus
Bayley Stewart 7G 1st 60m
Maddison Stewart 9G 2nd 60m
Jan 2023-We have our very own Papakura Athlete and co-founder of 'Lifting Women',
Jennie Hauke, who will present and facilitate the workshop.
Jan 21 Potts Classic - Liam Ngchok-Wulf placing second in the Shotput. First season
with the Senior men’s weight of 7.26kg!!! Improving all the time. Well done, Liam.

March Day 4 NZ T&F Champs 2023
A great haul of medals for our PAHC Athletes all as National Champions!
Levi Pupualii U20 Hammer
Douw Botes U20 Javelin
Douw Botes SM Javelin
Jennie Hauke 4x400m SW
Joseph Dunn U20 110m Hurdles
A fantastic four days and so great to see our athletes continuing on after Juniors with
success.
PAHC total medal tally

The best in a very long time!
April - PAHC athletes at the College sports Auckland athletics championship yesterday.
Super results representing your school a great way to finish the summer season strong.
Junior girls
Adi Siliasau 5th 100m,6th 200m.
Emma Bentley 10th Long Jump.
Intermediate girls
Avah Sila 80m Hurdles,High Jump, 4 x 100m relays.
Senior Girls
Riley Couillault High Jump.
Intermediate boys
Aidan Platts 400m
Jacob Clarke High Jump
Oliver Barnett 4th 200m,4th 4 x 100m relays.
Senior boys
Joseph Dunn 300m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles.

Brayden Dissmeyer 400m
Harrison Agnew Triple Jump,100m
Robert Fitzpatrick 800m, 4 x 400m relays.
Blake Platts 4th 400m.
Papakura Proud day within our community over 1000 people turning up to celebrate
Papakura.

So many more results we couldn’t fit everything in (More results will be on our Facebook page.)
A true testimony of your hard work and your effort you are willing to out in.
Its has been a privilege and honour to be President for our proud club I know there is lot of history
since 1937 never reinventing the wheel but add to it. Leave it in a better shape than it was. The
future looks bright for the club, and I know one day our Next Generation will someday lead this club.
To our super coaches who have assisted and inspired our athletes in our club John Eden , Richard Kee
, Jennie Hauke keep up the great work!
Lastly to a good friend Rob Ward a big thankyou for turning up to the club at times 6 x a week
whether to check the gear shed or training our athletes your effort and commitment I see mate.
Here is to many more PAHC Moments in the club. If you wait a little longer the MAGIC will happen.

Next on the agenda: Cross country
President
Eric Sila
Papakura Athletes Harriers Club

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