Cromwell College
Cromwell College Senior A netball team that was unable to compete at the South Island Secondary School tournament last week due to Covid. Photo Supplied.

Covid-19 has altered many things of late and one casualty that has come as a real blow to many of the Cromwell College students is the cancellation of the South Island Secondary School Winter Tournament Week.

Thousands of students from schools right across the South Island were due to compete in tournaments in a variety of sports.

Whilst the students understand why this was necessary, it is particularly difficult for senior students who have had events cancelled for a second successive year due to covid. 

 There has been a huge commitment from the players, coaches, managers, and parents to not only the teams fitness and building skill levels, but also to fundraise the necessary money to make it all happen.

The teams scheduled to compete were the Senior A Netball Team going to Timaru, two Hockey Teams (a girls and a boys) going to Ashburton, and the Boys U15 Rugby Team going to Oamaru.

“We would like to acknowledge and thank the many people and businesses who have worked with us to make this a reality for our students before the recent Covid Alert Level Lockdown restrictions were put in place.

If you were one of the many kind community supporters that either bought cheeserolls, raffle tickets for firewood, scratchie tickets or various hampers to name a few – Thank you” says Sport Director, Megan Anderson.

Megan asks that people take note of who has supported them and that in turn, the community supports these local businesses so that they can continue to support the school in the amazing way that they do.

  • Cromwell New World
  • Southern Lakes ITM
  • Truss Tech
  • Kirk Stuart Bricklaying
  • Trevor Leyser
  • Webbs Orchard
  • Subway
  • Harcourts
  • May Plumbing
  • Dave McMillan
  • Cromwell Rugby Club
  • College MRC Funding 
  • Bike it Now
  • Gareth & Karen King
  • Cromwell Sports Club
  • Wooing Tree
  • Des Offen
  • Highlands Motorsport Park
  • Morrisons Irish Pub

Students are now looking ahead to summer sports and are excited about once again being able to compete and be amongst their friends.

They are excited to be getting back into doing something they love, albeit in a slightly different package than they have recently been used to.