Wednesday March 14, 2018
St Mary’s teams elated by success
The St Mary’s Touch squad, elated by their Premier Cup win. PHOTO: Supplied
The St Mary’s Volleyball team which won the Wellington Cup, with captain Leni-Lia Moananu centre front. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver
Two St Mary’s College sports teams are celebrating winning prestigious tournament trophies. The school’s Touch Team took the Wellington Touch Association’s Premier Girls’ Cup for the second year in a row, and the senior girls’ volleyball team won the Wellington Cup. Not only did the touch team win their one-day tournament, ensuring their team’s name would be put on the trophy
for the second year in a row, but captain Ivana Samani said they had qualified for the Regionals to be held in Palmerston North on Saturday March 17. The school’s volleyball team captain Leni-Lia Moananu of Karori-Wilton said there were six games in their one-day tournament, each with five sets, and they won all of them. They conceded only one set, in the final against Sacred Heart, the school which had won the tournament for the previous three years.
Generous New Zealanders keep on giving to help animals and people in need Kiwi pet lovers have donated nearly $130,000 through Animates’ Tree of Hope Initiative for Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust and the SPCA. The funds will allow the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust to help more Kiwis with physical disabilities get the support they need, and the SPCA to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate animals in need in often over-stretched centres. Jody Wilson, General Manager of the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust says Mobility
Dogs are trained to provide functional assistance with everyday tasks for New Zealanders living with long-term physical disabilities including Muscular Dystrophy; Stroke; Parkinson’s; Spinal Cord injuries and Cerebral Palsy. “There are currently 20 clients waiting for a Mobility Dog in New Zealand. At an average cost of $50,000 each, thanks to the donations from Animates’ Tree of Hope, we now have the resources to raise and train another Mobility Dog,” says Jody.
Independent Herald 14-03-18