Education: Rosmini College
Rosmini 1st XI Cricket 2014 - Nudgee Development Tour
The Rosmini 1st 11 Development Squad took their traditional tour to Nudgee, Brisbane in January 2014. The tour exceeded all of the coaches’ expectations in many ways and affirmed for all involved why this Cricket carnival remains the highlight for any potential 1st 11 cricketers at Rosmini.
Usually, Rosmini would expect to return home with a couple of wins against the Aussies, who are typically very hard to beat on home soil and in the extreme heat of Queensland. This year we came home with 4 wins from 6 games and a squad which worked very hard and fostered a wonderful environment in which the players had an extremely enjoyable time together. The most pleasing thing about the team was the all-round contribution so many players made with handfuls of them getting either runs, wickets or showcasing their skills in the field. The younger guys stepped up enormously and made a very significant contribution. Well done to Josh and Shaun on leading the team so well, and a special thanks to the older boys ensuring the young lads fitted in so seamlessly.
Our results in Nudgee 2014
Beat SJC Gregory Terrace by 51 runs
Lost to St Patricks, Sydney by 42 runs
Beat St Pat’s Ballarat by 41 runs
Beat St Laurence’s by 1 wicket
Lost to Trinity College by 65 runs
Beat SJC Nudgee College by 50 runs
National Quad Champs for Rosmini Racer
In between studying for his NCEA exams, Rosmini student Lucas Burborough (Y11) competed in the NZ ATV Championship in Te Kuiti. Lucas raced a Yamaha 250 Quad Bike.
He has only been racing for three years. His first national outing in 2011 he came 10th, his second outing (in the South Island) in 2012 he came 6th and in 2013 he came 2nd.
The day started out with his bike playing up so it was decided to race the spare bike which was taken down just for parts. He had consistent second placings in the first five races. Then in the sixth race the three Auckland ATV Club team mates (Lucas, Tyla Nairn and Levi Nairn both from Orewa College) had a major crash. Levi fell off his bike which careened into Lucas as he was passing. This in turn sent Lucas off the track with the bike rolling several times hitting him on the side of the head as he was getting up. Luckily he was wearing all his protective gear which saved him from any injury. But the bike was wrecked. He could not continue in this race. So it was back onto his original bike for the last two races and came second in them both. This placed him out front for coming second overall.
He was a mere 2 points in front of third place. Now that he has gained a top placing he has moved onto a Suzuki 450 Quad and will be competing this year in the Open Class. This is the class his brother Sean, a Rosmini Old Boy, won back in 2011.
This year the NZ Cadet Forces celebrated a huge milestone – 150 years of Cadet Forces in NZ – making it the oldest youth group of its kind in the country. It began in Dunedin in 1864 and is now a nationwide and progressive youth organisation.
Around 1200 Army, Navy & Air Force cadets and Officers attended the week long celebrations at the end of January which included a delegation of cadets from around the world including Canada and Australia.
The celebrations were held at Waiouru Army Base and all 1200 cadets and officers marched in front of the Governor General – Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae making it the largest parade of cadets in fifty years. Cadets took part in a number of military activities including flying, tramping, sailing, shooting, medical evacuation scenarios, orienteering, mountain biking, archery, concourse, mud run – to name a few.
Corporal John Lalor (North Shore Cadet Forces – Army) is in Year 13 at Rosmini College. He was introduced to Cadets by a friend at school in Year 10 who was already attending Cadets. He invited John along as a visitor a few times and John was hooked. Thanks to Rosmini giving John special permission to attend the Cadet 150 celebrations (which overlapped the start of the school year) he was able to go to Waiouru and benefit from the fantastic opportunities offered at the celebration. Leadership, self belief, confidence and teamwork are some of the skills learned at Cadets, all of which have had a part in assisting John to become the Prefect and Peer Support member that he is at Rosmini today.