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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Aria Squash Club in fine form

TERM 2 has been action packed for our Juniors at Aria Squash Club. Coaching and game time has seen a huge improvement in all our 17 children attending Friday training sessions. A new format to Waikato Junior Interclub was re-introduced and Aria Squash Club were able to send 12 Juniors over the three different dates to collect points towards our clubs total. A further three dates are scheduled for this term.

Update... Our juniors won the Waikato competition!!!!!

Another fun-filled skills session is planned with New Zealand player and Junior Development Officer, Emma Millar in August, introducing students at Aria School, Piopio College and Piopio Primary to the sport of squash. For those who attended the last session, she will be building on skills learnt, and preparing some of our year 7 & 8 AIMs Games competitors.

Our Seniors have just wound up the Winter competition. Our three ladies were in combined teams with surrounding clubs – Te Kuiti and Taumarunui – all making finals in their respective divisions. The two Aria men’s teams have been challenged this time around, but can still be proud of their efforts.

Squash Club Championships RESULTS:

Most Improved Juniors: Tonowai Bodger-Kearns and Jackson Alcock.
Most Improved Club Player - Female: Bianca Alcock
Most Improved Club Player - Male: Craig Carter
Most Improved Female - Interclub Points: Lee Alcock
Most Improved Male - Interclub Points: Shaun Francis
Junior Girl Champion: Bianca Alcock
Junior Boy Champion: Regan Bevege
Open Ladies Club Champion: Lee Alcock
Open Mens Club Champion: Sam Anderson
Contribution to Aria Squash Club: Mark Anderson.

Congratulations on all our member’s success this season.

Birdtalk Magazine Aug/Sept 2023