In both the pre- and post-Christmas Championship competitions, Karori United entered 7 women’s teams and one mixed team. KU4 won grade 4 in the Championship round and KU7 won grade 5/6 in the Post Championship round. Not only did KU4 win their Championship round but they tied with Ngaio 3 in the Post Championship round at 46 points each. Unfortunately after a games countback the team lost to Ngaio 3 by 1 game.
Pip Groom, KU4 member, was undefeated in the Championship round thereby scoring 100% for performance!
Karori United came 2nd place in the Barbara Hogan Trophy. (All clubs participated by nominating two teams which they considered will do well in their grades. Only the teams’ ‘base points’ were recorded, ie no bonus points for match wins, and a running total was kept throughout the competition.)
At the recent awards evening held at the Renouf Centre on 19 May 2008, KU4 and KU7 were each presented with a silver tray, a certificate, plus ‘Clarins at Kirkaldies & Stains’ gift vouchers for each team member, for winning their grades in the Midweek Interclub summer competition.
The guest speaker for the evening was Suzie Muirhead (former Black Sticks Captain, now retired from International Hockey) who presented a powerpoint presentation on her travels around the world playing hockey.