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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
Take part in the WORLDWIDE SWIMARATHON and help
with a world record for the most number of people swimming
at the same time around the world.
Assist Rotary raise money to prevent polio at the same time.
Simply swim 4 lengths of the indoor pool
and have your lengths counted!
(The 100m swim must be swam in one go within the allocated hour)
Sunday February 26 • 1am to 2am
Minimum of $5 donation per swimmer
Registration forms are available from • Feilding Information Centre
• Makino Aquatic Centre • Lido Aquatic Centre • I-Site Palmerston North
or contact Ngaire Leins on 323 3407
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations preferred prior to event
but we will also take registrations
from 12.30am on the night.
The Rotary Club
he Feilding Herald and Rangitikei Mail
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To supply: Name of the photographer; location of photo and full names of
• people in the photo.
Date for l
ast entry is
Thursday February 17 at 5pm.
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Feilding win well
Manawatu Cricket Premier 2 --
50-over Competition February 11:
Feilding Cricket Club v Marist
By ANDREW BURROW
The Feilding Premier 2 cricket team
started the one-day round on
Saturday with a well-crafted win
over Marist at Ongley Park, chasing
down Marist's 173 in the 38th over
with four wickets in hand.
The weather again had a hand in
forcing a late change from Mana-
waroa grass to an Ongley artificial
wicket. Marist won the toss and their
openers were not troubled unduly by
some early wayward bowling.
Feilding broke through in the
eighth over and made steady inroads
to have Marist 87-6 at drinks. With
25 overs to go, R. Rajagapol started
to look dangerous, dominating a
series of partnerships and not letting
the bowlers get on top. He was out for
77 in the 41st over, and the innings
closed in the 42nd for 173. The Feild-
ing bowling was a mixed bag, with 30
Jason Waugh took 4-14, Michael
Ireland 2-22, and Andre Hoggard 2-9.
The Feilding reply was positive
with every batsman getting a start,
but after 25 overs they were 89-4.
The younger players in the middle
order took the game away from
Marist. Mike Ireland (20), Michael
Riordan (22), Dave Sanson (20),
Andrew Hoggard (43 no) and Mike
Woodman (17 no) were solid in
defence and able to hit the boundary
when required. Woodman smashed a
six to secure the win.
Only Nick Carter, 3-13, bowled for
Marist bowled with any control.
In the Premier 3 game at Kowhai
Park, Feilding comprehensively beat
the Wanderers team by 151 runs.
Feilding put on 277-6 in their 50
overs, with Lance Bassett scoring
163, hitting 13 sixes and 11 fours. In
reply Wanderers were all out for 126
in the 39th over, with Kelvin Orr
taking 4-9 and Elias McKenzie 3-17.
Massive turnout looms
for Saturday kids' rugby
Saturday morning rugby
Saturday morning rugby for school age children is
about to start in Feilding and coaches and managers
are upskilling to give leadership to this level of sport.
Despite the relatively small population in the
Manawatu district, Feilding had the third largest
Saturday morning club in New Zealand last year,
and the numbers are expected to reach 450 with 80
Registration starts on February 18 at Johnston
Park and with so many players expected, parents are
advised to get their children registered early.
The parental support as team managers, coaches
and just generally supporting the players is huge,
spokesperson Kerrin Beatson said.
But we really need a coaching co-ordinator, to act
as the liaison between the coaches and their
requirements for support and be available for
coaches' back-up . This person will work with the
committee to ensure the coaches have the support in
place that they need.''
Mr Beatson said the role might suit a retired coach
or a sports degree student or graduate from Massey
Anyone interested in this voluntary position
should phone Kerrin Beatson on 027 439 5333.
On March 11, at Victoria Park, the players will be
able to see the NZRFU World Cup Road Show. The
Webb Ellis Cup and all the silverware will be on
show,'' Mr Beatson said.
Winners: Manawatu cyclist Simon van Velthooven centre, first, Eddie Dawkins, left, second, and Matt Archibald,
third, on the podium in Invercargill.
Photo: KIRSTY KAIHAU
Simon van Velthooven
grabs two elite golds
By OIROA KAIHAU
Manawatu track rider Simon van Velthooven came
away with two gold medals from the NZ Elite Track
Championships held over Waitangi weekend at the
indoor ITL Velodrome in Invercargill.
With 2012 Olympic spots up for grabs Velthooven
decided to join forces with Auckland sprinters Ethan
Mitchell and Sam Webster, who were also looking to
impress selectors and stake their claims for spots in
the NZ sprint team.
Racing against a strong Southland combination
that included Eddie Dawkins and Matt Archibald,
also vying for berths in the same team, was never
going to be a pushover.
The Auckland team proved too strong in the end,
finishing in a time of 44.268 sec, 1.4 sec ahead of
Such competition was always going to create sig-
nificant interest and ultimately bragging rights
when the two powerhouses of NZ sprinting came
Van Velthooven's second gold came in his pre-
ferred event -- the men's Keirin. With temperatures
inside the velodrome reaching over 30 degree celsius,
a fast race was expected. Again racing against other
notable riders that included close rivals Dawkins and
Archibald, van Velthooven rode smartly to extend an
unassailable lead well before the last lap. While the
gap did close, van Velthooven had too much strength
and experience and was able to hold off his pursuers
in an exciting sprint for the finish line. Van Velth-
ooven was very happy to take the win and his per-
formance is likely to create selection headaches for
Van Velthooven now heads to London with the NZ
cycling team to compete in the UCI World Cup, pro-
viding further opportunities for him to cement a
place in the team. Results during the Elite compe-
tition will provide some confidence in the squad.
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