Hillsdene Tournament Champions


The Westlake Boys Year 10 Football Academy team travelled to Tauranga to compete at the Hillsdene Tournament this week. The boys played superbly over the three days. Each team member contributed to the team’s success displaying a determination to work hard, play to the best of their ability and represent Westlake with pride.

The tournament kicked-off on Sunday with a 1-0 win against New Plymouth Boys High School. Tor Keeley was the goal scorer. The second match of the day was played against Western Heights High School from Rotorua, which resulted in a high scoring game with a 12-0 victory. Goals were scored by Ewan Bell, Ikenna Unamadu (3 goals each), Andrew McMillan (2 goals) and Will Parker, Harry Bark, Enoch Chu and Jackson Woods (1 each).

Tuesday saw another three pool matches lined up, starting off with a 13-0 victory over Rotorua Boys High School and a much tighter clash against tournament hosts Tauranga Boys College in which we won 2-1. The last game of the day was played Hastings Boys High School with another good result, a 5-0 win. Will Parker was top scorer on the day, slotting in 7 goals in the three matches. Other goal scorers were Andrew McMillan with 4 and Taylor Ugava 3 and Ewan Bell, Jackson Woods, Enoch Chu, Ikenna Unamadu and Owen Bentley 1 each.

IMG_2251The tournament’s final day was started with a 3-0 win against Napier Boys High School in the last pool play match. Will Parker, Ewan Bell and Sam Reidy managed to get their names on the scoresheet for the match taking the team through to the semi-finals. The semis, played against Palmerston North Boys High School, resulted in a 2-1 win with Ewan Bell and Sam Reidy scoring a goal each. It was Hamilton Boys High School who were Westlake’s opponents in the final; a hard fought game in which the boys dug deep to take the win when Will Parker scored the only goal in the match with only two minutes left on the clock.

PE Staff members and coaches Mr Andrew Cowell and Mr Ryan Scivier said the well-earned title was a testament to the group’s impeccable behaviour, positive attitude and playing style throughout the week.

Team: Harry Bark, Ewan Bell, Owen Bentley, Enoch Chu, Keeley Tor, Andrew McMillan, Will Parker, Samuel Reidy, Josh Spillane, Jack Taylor, Taylor Ugava, Ikenna Unamadu, Brad Wheeler, Jackson Woods and captain Ronan Wynne.

Overall statistics:
Played:    8
Won:  8
Drew:   0
Lost:  0
Goals scored:   39
Goals conceded:   2
Goal scorers:
Will Parker 10
Andrew McMillan 6
Ewan Bell  6
Ikenna Unamadu    4
Taylor Ugava    3
Jackson Woods   2
Sam Reidy  2
Enoch Chu   2
Harry Bark   1
Owen Bentley    1
Tor Keeley   1
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