AIMS Games 2019
The Anchor AIMS Games are an annual sporting event for Year 7 and 8 students hosted in Tauranga. St Cuthbert’s was represented by 75 of our Year 7 and 8 girls at this year’s NZAIMS Games.
The AIMS Games saw over 11,500 competitors representing 365 schools from throughout New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. It was a fantastic week away for all the students and teachers that travelled down to participate or support those competing in 12 of the 23 different sporting codes available at the Games.
Here are just some of the highlights over the course of the competition…
Sophie Robb, Grace Meredith and Samantha Bradley all represented St Cuthbert’s in the cross country. Sophie Robb achieved a great result and came 3rd overall for the Year 8 division.
Renee Zhang, Xin-Xin Zhu and Mala Krzanic-Sullivan were our Tennis players for 2019. Our tennis players were very strong this year, with Renee Zhang winning the Singles tournament and Xin-Xin and Renee taking out the Doubles tournament.
Coco Zhu, Gianna Lee, Akhila Chandrakkanth and Chloe Li were our Badminton team. Coco Zhu won the singles final for Badminton and, along with Gianna Lee, won the doubles title for Badminton as well. St Cuthbert’s also came first in the Teams division for the single grade at Badminton.
Our Year 7and 8 netball team had some strong games throughout the week and finished 5th in the B division.
Chloe Lindon and Milana Henderson competed in the Junior Advanced category of the gymnastics competition, with Daniella Van Delden, Madeline Vinall and Freya Reid competing in the Open Junior Grade.
Freya Reid had an exceptional day, placing 1st in floor, 7th in Vault, 3rd in Beam and 4th on the Bar. These results enabled Freya to gain 1st overall for her division and declared the gold medal winner.
Charlotte Cameron, Bella Fairbairn, Emma Glengarry, Sasha Lockington and Natalia Wilcox all competed in the Women’s Artistic Twisters competition for gymnastics.
Chloe Lam won the bronze medal after three great rounds throughout the 18-hole courses.
Our football team were enthusiastic throughout the week and showed some great improvements from game to game. They placed 34th but never dropped their spirits when out on the field.
Samantha Bradley competed in the Multisport event, which includes kayaking, running and mountain biking. Samantha did extremely well, placing 13th overall.
Islay Boyes, Emily Chapman, Hannah Piper and Elisha Lam were our NZAIMS Swimmers.
All four swimmers did an amazing job in the pool and made multiple finals. As a team, the girls made the final for the 4 x 50m Freestyle and 4 x 50m Medley Relay. Elisha Lam won a silver medal in the 12-year-old 50 m Breaststroke.
Our Hockey team came 9th place overall this year after only losing one game for the duration of the tournament.
Our Year 7 and 8 Water Polo team had an extremely successful week. They fought hard and managed to beat Dio in the final, winning the gold medal at the NZAIMS Games for the first time ever.
Congratulations to all of our AIMS Games participants for 2019. We are so proud of you all!
St Cuthbert’s would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the staff, teachers and parents who helped make the school’s participation in the AIMS Games possible.