President Report AGM 2021-2022 Kia ora Koutou katoa & Talofa
Before I start, I would like to acknowledge Melissa Brealey -Tipene our past president for the last 3 years taking our Papakura club to the community through networking creating strong relationships with Papakura Marae, Kura connect, E tu Whanau and many others and focusing on family values. I remember when she first took the relay baton in 2018, I knew her heart was in the right place for our club her husband Joe and their kids have worked hard to get the club where it is. However, I know they would both agree it does take a village never an individual. So again, Thankyou Mel & Joe and committee.
The 2021- 2022 season another eventful year but challenging at the same time for our Papakura Athletic and Harrier Club ( PAHC) To my awesome family who supported me taking on the title as acting President I knew it was going to be a roller coaster and as a club we cannot please everyone. I was thankful I had their shoulders that I could lean on when the going got tough. One of the most challenging seasons by far for any club in regard to sports participation and seeing a division within NZ.
Covid -19 and lockdowns and Vaccinations throughout Auckland and the rest of the country we knew we had to keep within our guidelines set by Sports NZ filtered down to NZ Athletics and back to our clubs.
We expected registered numbers to drop as expected across all clubs in Auckland there was a decrease of 20% however our PAHC TRAIN kept moving first up was our Virtual Family 3km walks which we collaborated with purple pride Papatoetoe and later we opened up to our other Counties clubs. “We thought it was important to engage and help motivate them to try something different. Originally, we thought of an individual walk, but then we thought why don’t we form a family walk to also get the parents and siblings involved. This offered a chance for everyone in the family to get out in the fresh air andenjoy some quality time together.
“After the 3km week we thought why not invite our brothers and sisters from the other clubs across Counties Manukau. ” The families were asked to complete the walk within a 12-hour period and take a screen shot of their distance covered. They then took a family selfie, placed a comment on the events page and tagged in their club. Spot prizes were also offered. In total more than 55 South Auckland families completed the challenge, totally around 200 people. “We knew because kids (in Auckland) are currently unable to do organized sport making that community connection was important. It was uplifting to see all those smiles on every family member who participated.”
Next on the list was our Ron Keat day as a small committee we knew it would be too much of a challenge if we had to hold an event at our very own Massey Park. Strict guidelines of 50 only including coaches and marshals we would be looking at different times and ages so since our family 3km virtual walks was a success we decided to make RON KEAT DAY a virtual event as well. How it worked we would deliver our very own Ron keat ribbons to all clubs who were interested, and they decided what events they wanted to compete in. Clubs that participated were Pakuranga, Hillsborough, Waiuku, Papatoetoe, Owairaka, Lynndale, Takapuna, Brent bookers group we had close to 250 ,participants compete and all received a Ron keat ribbon we also had a flood of photos come through on our facebook page from all clubs.
They all received a certificate and a box of chocolates from our PAHC CLUB. It was amazing to see that through Covid all clubs got together to form something special which was supporting our Next Generation of kids at this time. The next day we had Rob Ward famous scavenger hunt at Botanic gardens which was another success we had a few clubs & their families looking for clues on a sunny day while getting their fitness in. Club night started off with Coaching sessions on Saturday opening up to our little, tiny tots with obstacle courses enjoying a jump and throw element at the same time.
Our club nights on weds were organized by our young coaches Jade, Avah, Evie, Mile and Master coach Rob, Taking registrations and ticking off families as they walk in is never easy Sonia Mehana and her family devoted so much time making sure we had the right numbers and we didn't over also taking vaccination passesand QR codes scanning as well. Thankyou!
We had closed to 40+ new members join our club on top of our existing numbers from age 5-14 and a few seniors as well we will continue to provide Athletics whether your Running, Jumping, or Throwing for our kids at our club. And may it long continue as I always mentioned previous as a club we cannot move forward without the help of our parents supporting not my club but "OUR" club. Whether you have helped at a club night or at a major event or maybe admin work a big THANKYOU!! You haven't gone unnoticed.
Last but not least Thankyou to NZ Athletics & North Foundation and families at our club who has also contributed towards our Prizegiving Flow Electrical & Kesla Transport. Community outreach CLM (Jeza Cark & Jamie Archibald) & SAS Sports for spot prizes and Parent volunteer Cam who is looking at restoring our clubrooms again.
Thank you to all of the volunteer club officials, managers and coaches for the countless hours you dedicate to the running of the clubs that are the backbone of our sport. To our PAHC Treasurer Vaughan you have been a great support in helping with decisions for our club moving forward to the next stage your contribution to the club you cannot put a price on it. Appreciate it! Before we go to our amazing results from our PAHC Athletes we have made a good start to our cross-country season having close to 30-40 kids turn up to enjoy a run at our local grounds Bruce Pulman Park. For now, we call it a PAHC rebuild stage.
So here we go ..DRUM ROLL! OUR FANTASTIC RESULTS FOR 2021-2022 SEASON OF ATHLETICS FROM OUR AWESOME PAHC ATHLETES CONGRATULATIONS! Performances highlighted: (Not particular order) 2021-2022 Oliver Barnett Silver MU16 Auckland championship Octathlon ( 8 Events). Avah Sila Gold WU16 Auckland Championship Heptathlon (7 Events) Jade Nomani Bronze WU18 NZ Heptathlon championship.(Events:100m Hurdles,200m,Long Jump,High Jump,Javelin,800m.) Liam Ngchok-Wulf first International accomplishment claiming GOLD for shotput U20 at the Australian Athletics track n field championship. Congratulations to all our PAHC ATHLETES at the Auckland College Athletics Championship. Gold Senior Joseph Dunn-110m Hurdles. Senior Joseph Dunn-300m Hurdles. Intermediate Riley Couillault -High Jump. Intermediate Aidan Platts-300m. Intermediate Georgia Lynch-Steeplechase 2000m. Senior Levi White -5kg Hammer. Silver Intermediate Jade Nomani-High Jump. Senior Amelia Green-3000m Intermediate Jason Radd-200m Bronze Intermediate Avah Sila-80m Hurdles Intermediate Avah Sila-100m Intermediate Oliver Barnett-High Jump. Also other great placings Intermediate Callum Lawson 6th Discus. Intermediate Jacob Clark 5th High Jump, 100m 36th. Intermediate Oliver Barnett 6th 100m Intermediate Tausisi Amituanai 10th High Jump. Junior Maddie Bailey 5th 70m Hurdles Intermediate Georgia Lynch 16th 1500m. Senior Daniel Muarray 15th 100m,7th Long Jump. Intermediate Chanel Gao 5th Long Jump. Intermediate Chanel Gao 9th 200m. Results 1500m
Auckland Junior championship U11 Tighe Healy- Silver Jennifer Hauke catching Bronze under Auckland in the 800m Senior women's at the NZ Track n field Championship Mile Naime who helps out on our weds club nights competing in the senior women's Hammer throw. #NZ Track n field Championship.#Top 6. NZ track n field Championship. Liam Ngchok-Wulf MU20 Gold -Shotput (Massive P.B of 17.81) Siobhan Balle WU20 Silver-3000m steeplechase. A massive P.B for Levi Pupualii to take out Gold for U18 Hammer throw. NZ Track n field Championship. PAHC ATHLETE Joseph Dunn. 110m Hurdles -Gold MU18 NZ Champion. MU20-Gold Hammer Liam Ngchok-Wulf WU20-Gold High Jump Amelia de lautour MU20-Silver High Jump (Massive P.B of 2.01) Rafe Couillault NZ Track n field Championship. 4 x 100m relay WU20-Silver Member Avah Sila. 4 x 100m relay MU18-Bronze Member Joseph Dunn. Auckland Junior Championships 2022 Congratulations to all the Age 7-9 PAHC Athletes. Below are the overall placings in Auckland. Gold - Auckland Champions Jorja Postill 9G 800m Lucas Postill 8B Discus Braxton Fletcher 9B Discus Braxton Fletcher 9B Shotput Silver
Jorja Postill 9G 200m Leroy Sila 8B Long Jump Mason Bailey 9B 100m Mason Bailey 9B 200m Bronze Mackenzie Bailey 7G Long Jump Kevin Tonise 7B Discus Jorja Postill 9G 100m Braxton Fletcher 9B Long Jump Liam Ngchok-Wulf. At the International track meet in Christchurch. 3rd place in Shotput / Hammer Auckland Athletics Junior Championships 2022. Day 1 & 2 Podium Results. Gold U9G -Jorja Postill-800m. U11B-Tighe Healy-400m. U13B-Aidan Platts-400m.(P.B) U14B-Oliver Barnett-200m.(P.B) U14G-Avah Sila-80mh Hurdles. U14G-Avah Sila-200m.(P.B) U14G-Avah Sila-Long Jump. Silver U14B Oliver Barnett-100m.(P.B) U14B Oliver Barnett-High Jump. U14G Avah Sila-High Jump. U14G Avah Sila-100m.(P.B) Bronze U11B Tighe Healy-800m. U11B Tighe Healy-Long Jump. Tausisi Amituanai U16 High Jump Gold Medalist at Counties Manukau Athletic Championship Counties Manukau Athletics Championship over Friday & Saturday. Team Papakura managed to grab 70 medals in total. Outstanding results from our first time athletes who registered this season. Unfortunately we could not get results for our Age 7-9 however on Saturday we did see a lot of podium finishers with their proud pennants including participants ribbons. Well done Team Papakura we showed up on our homeground and gave it our best! Great results from our kids 7-17 Gold - 29 Silver - 18 Bronze - 23
Congratulations to Paige Fletcher who was awarded Counties Sport Franklin U13 Sportswoman of the Year for her achievements in Athletics. Well done to Georgia Lynch and Siobhan Balle who were finalists in their categories. Auckland Senior Champs 2022
Day2/3/4 Results- Congratulations to all our PAHC ATHLETES.
Gold Joseph Dunn U18 300mH Joseph Dunn U18 110mH Amelia Green U20 3000m Louisa Karena 35+ Shotput Louisa Karena 35+ Discus Evie MacLennan U18 Triple Jump Evie MacLennan U18 Long Jump Liam Ngchok-Wulf U20 Shotput Avah Sila U16 300mH Avah Sila U16 80mH Silver Amelia Green U20 1500m Callum Lawson U16 Discus Liam Ngchok-Wulf U20 Discus Jade Nomani U18 Long Jump Aidan Platts U16 400m Avah Sila U16 Long Jump Bronze Oliver Barnett U16 200m Georgia Lynch U16 3000m Georgia Lynch U16 1500m Jade Nomani U18 Shotput Aidan Platts U16 Long Jump Counties Manukau 1500m championship finals. Tighe -Gold U11 Boys. Flynn- Bronze U14 Boys. Feb 2022 Auckland Senior Champs Gold Oliver Barnett U16 Javelin Rafe Couillault U20 HJ (P.B 1.95m ) Benjamin Rickerby U20 Steeplechase Silver Georgia Lynch U16 Steeplechase Evie Maclennan U18 HJ Avah Sila U16 HJ Oliver Barnett U16 HJ
Bronze Riley Couillault U18 HJ Samuel Rickerby U16 Steeplechase LISA CROSS win at the Auckland Marathon. Colgate Medal Alert 14 Girls 4x100m Relay Gold Medal -
Champions! Avah, Chanel and Kayla,Paige Paige Fletcher Gold 12G Discus ,Silver in Shotput. Colgate Medal Alert Avah Sila Bronze 14G High Jump, Silver in 80mh Hurdles Keep Safe and always remember it takes a village!! We got there at the end Team!
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Our Club Papakura Athletic Harrier Club President Eric Sila