Manawatu Vets 1 team hosted a round of Veterans Division 2 ties at the Feilding Civic Centre on 18th May. Both Masters teams were in action on 25th May, with Masters 1 in Wellington and Masters 2 in Waitakere.
Vets 1 Beat Taranaki 1 9-0 & Beat Hutt Valley 6-3
Manager Claire James: “Despite a really sick Dave, rubbish weather and Michele lying on a beach somewhere, the Vets 1 team made a solid start to the season with wins over both Taranaki 1 and Hutt Valley. Greg was welcomed into the team, slotting in seamlessly and achieving good results. Overall everyone played well and the nutritional nourishment supplied by the team was well received by our visitors.“
Masters 1 Lost to Waitakere 3 10-2 & Beat Hutt Valley 1 8-4
Manager Wayne Young: “Masters 1 played Waitakere 3 and Hutt Valley 1 in Division 2 on the weekend. The team lost to Waitakere 10-2, with a number of tight games that didn’t go our way in the end. However, we registered an 8-4 win against Hutt Valley. It was a good team effort, including a win from Malcolm, our newest team member who had never played at this level before.”
Masters 2 Beat Auckland 6 8-4 & Lost to Auckland 5 8-4
Well done to the team for picking up their first win of the season. Lots of new faces in the Masters 2 team, who have settled in well and collecting their first victories. A promising start to the season.
The draw for Thursday Night Badminton League (Round 3 Week 1) is available below. Please carefully check when your team is playing and ensure that they also know. Any queries to James at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manawatu had 3 rep teams in action last weekend, with the Super-Vets playing in Wanganui, Senior Div 3 team in Wellington and the Senior Div 5 team up at North Harbour.
Super-Vets Lost to Counties 5-4 & Lost to Wanganui 6-3
Manager Simon Allan: “A spirited fight by Manawatu Supervets gave entertaining and competitive games but, unfortunately, no wins. The competition was intense and the results close. All players felt that a good effort had been made and we are encouraged by the first matches of the season.”
Senior Div 3 Lost to North Harbour 4 10-1 & Beat Wellington North 2 8-3
Manager Joshua Curry: “While the tie score is very one sided, our new players did well and were very competitive with some close matches. William in particular came very close in 3 games in his singles. The second tie against Wellington North was a fantastic result, for what was for most our team their first time in Div 3. Jason, Christina and Isabella all got their first singles wins on the board.”
Senior Div 5 Lost to North Harbour 5 9-2 & Beat Bay of Plenty 2 7-4
Manager James Veitch: “NH5 first up was always going to be tough, but the matches were much closer than the score indicates. The team did so well to dust themselves down and take on an improved BOP team from last year. The 3 new players (Jovanah, Jason & Chris) coming into the team this year played incredibly well with Jovanah & Chris picking up their first singles wins of the season. Jovanah in particular contributed a huge amount and was voted MVP for the weekend.”