Wins all round in the Battle of the Schools

Cambridge Middle School in action on the Avantidrome track during Battle of the Schools.

The fourth annual Battle of the Schools track cycling event at the Avantidrome over the weekend saw the highest number of entries since its inception.

Over 150 Year 5 to Year 8 students made up 37 teams, representing 14 different schools from Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Cambridge areas. Two thirds of the teams were newcomers to the event and first timers on the velodrome.

“Every single one of them gave 110% and I was so impressed with the support they gave their team mates,” the Avantidrome’s Youth Programme Coach, Colin Dixon said. “They all come a long way in a short time and raced incredibly well.”

The top three Year 5 and 6 teams on the podium. From left, second: Goodwood Ferns (Lily Greenough, Rory Boynton, Brandon Vines, Finn Krauer and Oliver Barnett). First: Cambridge Primary Blaze (Aidan Cartwright, Elle Morrison, Piper Russell, Olly Taylor, Hannah Paine). Third: Leamington Rockets.

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