Canoe Polo Oars High

Six MGS teams travelled to Oamaru for the South Island Secondary Schools’ Canoe Polo Championships, held over the weekend of 7th-9th August.  Our teams did outstandingly well, achieving the following placings:

  • Senior Open A 2nd 
  • Senior Open B 5th 
  • Senior Girls’ A 3rd 
  • Senior Girls’ B 6th 
  • Junior Open 3rd 
  • Junior Girls’ 2nd 

Although we did not win any titles this year, we were the only school to place in the top three in all four grades.  Our young Senior Open A boys (all but one Year 11 players) battled hard before finally succumbing in the final to an older, more experienced Dunstan High School team.  Our Junior Girls, all first year players, also lost to Dunstan in their final, but fought very hard, being on level terms at half time.  We are keenly anticipating rematches with arch-rivals Dunstan next year!