Manukau Courier : March 11th 2011
15 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 11, 2011 SPORT Double-header at new centre By ALAN APTED Two tournaments -- one run by the Papatoetoe Rugby Club and the other by the Papatoetoe Cricket Club -- will christen the new $11 million Papatoetoe Sports Centre in Hunters Corner this weekend. The South Auckland Rugby tournament tomorrow will feature premiers teams from the Papatoetoe, Manukau, Otahuhu, East Tamaki, Bombay and Waiheke rugby clubs and the 20-team cricket tournament is on Sunday. The double-header comes a week after the two-storey complex was officially opened by mayor Len Brown last Saturday Brown, who was mayor of Manukau when the complex was being built, paid tribute to the foresight and hard work of all those who contri- buted to the project becoming reality. The centre s home to six sports bodies -- the Papatoetoe Cricket Club, the Papatoetoe Rugby Club, the Papatoetoe Tennis Club, the Papatoetoe United Soccer Club, the Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club and the Southern Districts Hockey Club. Others who also call it home are the Papatoetoe Contract Bridge Club, the Manukau Radio Club, the Girl Guides and the St George Scout Group. Centre manager Andrew Brookland says everything went as planned except Sunday s open day. The rain forced the cancel- lation of a number of the events we had planned. But we did manage to complete the twenty20 cricket match between past and present players of the Papatoetoe Cricket Club and a selection from the Papatoetoe Indian com- munity and the two premier hockey matches between the Southern Districts and Som- merville clubs. Papatoetoe won the cricket and Southern Districts won both hockey matches. The men won 4-1 and the women won 3-0. Black Stick Marcus Child scored a hattrick for the men and fellow Black Stick Samantha Harrison scored a goal for the women. Tomorrow s rugby tourna- ment kicks off at 9am with keen rivals Papatoetoe, Otahuhu and East Tamaki in one pool and Waiheke, Bombay and Manukau in the other. Each match will be 20 minutes and there are no limits to the number of substitutions allowed. Papatoetoe Rugby Club chairman Paul Maguire says the tournament provides clubs with a pre-season hit- out and is valuable for players and coaches. At stake is the Geoff Moon Cup, named in honour of the Papatoetoe coach s enormous contribution to rugby. Manu- kau won the cup last year. Twenty teams will play in the Auckland six-a-side cricket tournament which is sanctioned by Auckland Cricket but run by the Papatoetoe Cricket Club. Play starts at 9am. Cameron part of clean team in hospital film clip By MELISSA KINEALY Keeping clean: Mountain Warrior and Kidz First ambassador Shane Cameron washes up for a movie. Mountain Warrior Shane Cameron is all washed up. The boxer s taking to the small screen for an in-house movie at Middlemore Hos- pital. The ambassador for Kidz First Children s Hospital has been filming a short clip about hand hygiene. It will be screened at Middlemore and Kidz First and inside other Counties Manukau District Health Board premises like the Manukau SuperClinic. The clip aims to raise awareness around hand hygiene among patients, visitors and families. It focuses on when and how they should be cleaning their hands as well as raising expectations of hand hygiene by healthcare workers, senior quality improvement man- ager -- infection prevention and control Eman Radwan says. The clip asks people to clean their hands before they enter the ward and on the way out to protect them- selves. Hand hygiene can prevent healthcare-associated infections, she says. Such infections are hos- pital acquired and include wound infections, urinary tract infections and pneu- monia. The health board has taken part in the national hand hygiene programme since it started in late 2009 and it s now part of its Aiming for Zero Patient Harm pro- gramme. Board papers show the hand hygiene rate has ranged between 62 and 77 percent and is sitting at 73 percent from nurse observations of hand hygiene for all medical staff. The figure provides a gen- eral glimpse into hand hygiene from 10 wards. Ms Radwan says nurse hand hygiene champions write their observations on charts in the wards for every- one to see. We can confidently say this is a normal variation of a situation, she says of the changing hand hygiene rate. Nurses are taking owner- ship of the problem and we need to raise patients expec- tations of health profes- sionals around hygiene. Auckland Blues players are expected to film the second part of the five-minute clip next month. Personal bests for swimmers at carnival By ALAN APTED Swimmers from the Manu- rewa Swimming Club set 35 personal best times during their annual carnival two weeks ago. Errika-Lee Foketi led the 24 strong Manurewa team with wins in the under-10 women s 100m individual medley, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and the 100m butterfly. She was second in the 100m backstroke. Teammates Brook Varney and Joshua Killian also had success. Varney had a win in the under-10 women s 100m breaststroke and finished sec- ond in three other events, 100m individual medley, the 50m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle. Killian had a first in the under-10 men s 100m individ- ual medley and two second place finishes in the 50m freestyle and 100m back- stroke. Two other Manurewa swimmers had podium finishes. Ethan Poe won the men s 200m breaststroke and was second in the 200m freestyle for swimmers between 11 and 13 year olds and Te Ataiti Adams won the women s backstroke for the same age group. The carnival was well supported with 174 swimmers turning up to com- pete. A total of 286 personal bests were set. Pressure on in touch trials Counties Manukau s lead- ing touch rugby players are having to peak for a second time in as many months to secure places in the New Zealand team for the world cup in Edinburgh, Scot- land, in June. Touch New Zealand had intended using last month s national champs in Christchurch to select their squads but the earth- quake forced its cancel- lation. Trials for the open men and women s teams and open mixed and masters teams will be held at West- ern Springs College on April 2 and 3 starting at 9am.
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