More Success for Belmont Juniors
NZ Secondary Schools Squash Nationals
The Westlake Boys squash team won the very prestigious National title as the NZ #1 school from the 32 schools competing in the boys division. Westlake Boys has 3 members from Belmont Park, namely Rafa Yam (team captain), Matthew Lucente and Gabe Yam.
The Westlake Boys Premiere 2 team who were seeded 8th coming into the tournament likewise exceeded expectations and confirms the strength of Westlake squash after finishing 7th overall. They upset 7th seeds Hamilton Boys High School for the playoffs for 7th-8th place. Premiere 2 team has a junior boy from Belmont Park Tom Taylor as its 5th seeded player and the parent team manager is Lynda Taylor who is also a member of Belmont Park. Both teams were coached by Belmont squash coach Manu Yam.
Takapuna Grammar School also competed in the tourney and finished 16th overall with 4 players from Belmont Park namely Harvey Malva, Chris Alvey, Michael Laws and Chris Pirie with the other 2 players coming from Devonport Club namely Logan Forbes and Ben Edwards. The team was managed by Belmont Club member Bruce Alvey. Another school Long Bay College which competed in the girls division also had Belmont's top junior girl Lauren Crowhurst as its top player and the school finished 10th overall.
NZ Squash Nationals in October
Four Belmont juniors have also been selected in the Auckland Junior Team for the Nationals in October, namely Rafa Yam, Matthew Lucente, Gabe Yam and Lauren Crowhurst (girls).
Rafa Yam (green blazer) was captain of the NZ Secondary Schools Squash Boys team that won the Trans Tasman Series, with another Belmont member Lauren Crowhurst (far right) a member of the NZ girls team
North Island Junior Age Group Squash Tournament
Congratulations to club players who excelled at the Age Group Tournament:
Pictured from left to right:
NZ HERALD: WESTLAKE ADDS YAM TO ELITE SQUASH LIST
School star has already come to the attention of top players and coaches.
Top squash player Rafa Yam, 16, from Westlake Boys High School, is the No 3 ranked Under-17 player in New Zealand.
SQUASH AUCKLAND AWARDS
2014 has been a great year of squash at the club. The club was recognised twice at the recent Squash Auckland Awards. Michelle MacGibbon won “Volunteer of the Year” and Matthew Lucente won “Young Sportsman of the Year” – clearly justifiable awards for both Michelle and Matthew.
More photos of the awards evening on Facebook
BELMONT BOYS SELECTED FOR NZ ELITE TRAINING SQUADS
The club is proud of Matthew Lucente, Gabe Yam and Rafa Yam flying high after an exceptional year.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONALS
The Secondary Schools Nationals were held in Nelson recently and our Club was proud to be represented by seven boys...
Trans Tasman NZ Seniors Team: Rafa Yam (Belmont) right-most player is the non-travelling reserve player
Read more about the competition here: http://www.squashnz.co.nz/news/index.cfm?content_id=1395
NORTH ISLAND AGE GROUPS TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
RAFA YAM – 2013 YOUNG SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Two Belmont boys made the Auckland Junior Team for the Nationals 2013. The team finished 4th in NZ overall. Congratulations!
Henry Pyc is standing in the middle and Rafa Yam is second from the right, being the youngest member of the team at 15 years old.
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPS
The club’s Junior Squash Champs, sponsored by Taylor Made Insurance Solutions, were played from 19-22 September. There were 43 entries in 7 divisions – an absolutely fantastic turnout. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to those who made finals.
The majority of finals were played on Sunday afternoon, and resulted in some sensational squash, watched by a great crowd. The results were as follows:
BELMONT JUNIOR, RAFA YAM'S SUCCESS
Belmont member Rafa Yam has experienced success at the recent Secondary School Nationals held in Hamilton in mid August 2013. He was part of the Westlake Boys High School team that finished second overall. This was an amazing achievement for the boys as they finished above their seeding of 3rd.
Rafa Yam was also selected to be part of the NZ junior representative team (years 9-10) to play in the Trans-Tasman tri series in Palmerston North.
TERM 1 JETS RESULTS
Congratulations to our two Jet League winners for Term 1:
We had some other good results as well in the first term:
Boys league – Belmont Blazers, captained by Chris Laws, finished 3rd overall
Girls league – Belmont girls finished joint 3rd overall, captained by Sienna Norman
F graduates league – Belmont boys Chris Diggle finished 2nd and Chris Pirie finished 3rd overall.
BELMONT JUNIORS IN NZ AGE GROUP RANKINGS
Three outstanding players from Belmont have made it into the latest NZ age group rankings:
Matthew Lucente - 1st in under 13
The boys and their families would like to thank the club for all the support.
BELMONT JUNIORS CHOSEN TO REPRESENT AUCKLAND
Congratulations to two players from Belmont who have been selected to play for Auckland in the prestigious Quadrangular competition in Taupo, 19-21 April:
Rafa Yam – under 15s (6th selection)
A great effort by these boys!
JETS REGIONAL WINNERS AGAIN!
JETS TERM 4 2012 FINALS
This is the fourth straight term that Belmont won the boys cup and swept it this year, 2012. The Blazers team beat another Belmont team – Ballers team captained by Patrick Calver for the cup finals. A great year indeed for the Belmont junior boys.
Belmont Blazers: Chris Laws, Harrison Hinds (team captain with cup), William Michie and Chris Pirie
In the E league cup, another Belmont junior Christopher Alvey finished runner up.
JETS REGIONAL FINALS RESULTS
The Belmont Blazers team, winners of the Northern Jets term 3 boys competition beat the Franklin Black Pearls, winners of the Southern Jets 4-0. An impressive and convincing win and this is the 3rd straight term that Belmont won the regionals Jets finals.
Well done to the Belmont boys team. Congratulations! (More photos here)
Belmont Junior Matthew Lucente finished runner-up ( 2nd Place ) in the prestigious Nz Junior Nationals under 13 boys division.
JETS RESULTS TERM 3
In the boys league the top 3 places out of 14 teams went to Belmont Park club. This is the 3rd straight term that Belmont captured the boys cup.
Runner up – Bombers team captained by Henry Watts
Third place – Breakers team captained by Ryan Harrison
F Grade league – Chris Alvey finished runner up (2nd place)
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPS 2012 RESULTS
Girls Juniors Champion – Anneke Simmonds
Boys Juniors Champion – Henry Pyc
Boys Intermediate 1 Champion – Markus Sommerville
Boys Intermediate 2 Champion – Christopher Laws
Small Nix Kids Division Champion – Rosa Gonzales
JETS RESULTS TERM 2
F Grade Graduates League
Pictures to follow as teams were not complete during prize giving. Manu will schedule a suitable time for everyone to be present for a group picture.
Well done to all the Belmont Jets teams this Term 2. Keep up the good work and all the hard work is now paying off. Thank you to all the team captains for organising the teams, to all the parents who gave up the Sunday mornings to be with the kids , to the Belmont club for their continued support and encouragement and more importantly to all the kids for their hardwork and 100% effort. We are proud of you guys.
MORE JUNIORS SUCCESS!
The Belmont Bombers team (which won the Northern Jets last term... see below) have taken out the Auckland Regional Championships winning against Eden Epson 9-4 in the finals. A great achievement for the boys and the club for being the best Jets Boys team in Auckland. Congratulations!
AUTUMN SENIOR PENNANTS RESULTS – APRIL 2012
Ladies 1 Team (Capt - Tracey Hartley) First place Womens 04
JUNIORS JETS RESULTS – TERM 1 2012
Boys division - Bombers team (captained by Michael Laws) won the overall title. The cup goes back to Belmont and Belmont has won it a record 10 times. The Bombers team dominated the whole term and in spite of injuries to some of them and other commitments from most of the boys.
Girls division - Belmont girls finished a very close second to NorthShore losing the cup by only 1 point ( 31 to 30 overall points ). Team captain was Epernay Norman.
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