Manukau Courier : January 14th 2011
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The organisation that runs Manukau's rec- reation centres and swimming pools took the Community Award and the Club Support Indi- vidual Award. Operational team leader Ritua Aliivaa won the Club Support Award for her support to all seven of Manukau Leisure's gyms. Her duties cover everything from human resources and recruit- ment to staff training and club promotion. The Community Award recognises the Adults in Action pro- gramme, run by Manu- kau Leisure in partner- ship with South Seas Healthcare at the Otara and Mangere gyms. Manukau Leisure was commended by the judges for running a programme that encour- aged community mem- bers into exercise who would otherwise never have entered a gym. Fitness group man- ager Lucy Lloyd-Barker and general manager Caroline Newton col- lected the award. Our vision is to ensure healthy, vibrant, active communities,'' Ms Newton says. That means we don't just run programmes that appeal to the main- stream; we work hard to encourage the diverse communities that we serve to get active.'' A stand-alone business unit of the Auckland Council, Manukau Leisure is tasked with developing and operating Manukau's recreation, fitness and aquatic programmes. It is also responsible for community hall hire and childcare services. It had seven finalists in the running for this year's fitness industry awards. As well as the two winners they included: Manukau Leisure camp -- finalist Club of the Year (under 500 members) Manurewa Aquatic Centre -- finalist Club of the Year (1500+ members) Taroi Tofilau -- finalist Gym Instructor of the Year Marina Fitness -- finalist Sight and Sound Sydney Dickenson -- finalist People's Choice. The awards are in their sixth year and are co-ordinated by industry association Fitness New Zealand. Last year Manukau Leisure's facilities and programmes attracted more than 3.6 million visits. Its services include the operation of five aquatic centres, seven recreation centres, seven com- munity gyms, 19 com- munity halls and four early childhood edu- cation centres. Three-peaters: The Bulletz women's team won the Whakatane Touch Tournament for a third time last Saturday. Bulletz take the treble By ALAN APTED Bulletz, the touch rugby team whose players hail from Manurewa and Papakura, have pulled off what no other women's team in the country has managed in 24 years: Win three Whakatane Touch Tournaments in a row. The team of Hilda Peters, Ashlynne Enosa, Lena Davis, Jean Waaka, Billy-Jean Ale, Rona Peters, Krystal Rota, Melissa Buchan- nen, Kristina Sue, Mary Adams, Renee Wick- cliffe, Jordon Rogers- Rhind and captain Lorelei Nathan scored the treble in Whakatane last Saturday. They beat Flatliners (Waikato) 3-1 in the semifinal and Illusive (Waikato/Auckland) 2-1 in the final. The achievement is significant because Whakatane is to touch rugby in New Zealand what Hong Kong is to sevens rugby on the international stage. It's a tournament where the leading teams stack their sides with New Zealand and even Australian rep- resentatives. Touch New Zealand's national referees' co- ordinator Sandy Hackett says the Whakatane tournament is huge. It's the biggest and best-supported touch tournament in the country, outside of the nationals,'' she says. The clubs love it because there on no restrictions around team selections. Bulletz's achievement is significant because they would have come up against some class op- ponents.'' Bulletz is one of those classy teams. The side is certainly stacked. They have not just the talent but also the nous and experience others teams would kill for. Wickcliffe, Waaka and Sue are in the New Zea- land open women's touch team while Rogers- Rhind, Rota, Buchannen and Nathan are in the New Zealand mixed team. Wickcliffe is Manu- rewa's sportswoman of the year and a world cup- winning Black Fern. But the difference between the Bulletz and the other teams is its faces have been the same for the past three years. Nathan, the captain, puts much of the success down to their coach Phil- lip Pahina. He has given us focus and direction since he has been aboard. We've never had a coach but Phillip has cer- tainly taken us to a new level.'' The team wasn't pressured by the know- ledge they were going for a three-peat but used it as motivation. We trained harder than we did in the two previous year and made no-train-no-play a motto. That kept everyone honest. It also helped in selecting the team because we had a squad of 20 to choose from.'' Beating Flatliners in the semifinal was an added feather in the cap. They'd beaten us in the final of the Maori touch nationals in December so we had something to prove,'' she says. Nathan says the team want to acknowledge Waaka and her younger sister Arahia Nathan who were both behind the establishment of the Bulletz women's team. They were in the squad that won Bulletz their first Whakatane title. The Bulletz men's team fell at the final hurdle. The defending champions were beaten 7-6 by Playn Up in the final which went to a drop off. Team spokesman Henry Dunn says the boys were disappointed at having come so close.
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