Daisee punches way above her weight


Daisee Omundsen has won Australian Golden Gloves gold medals. PICTURE/FILE


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Wairarapa Boxing Academy prodigy Daisee Omundsen has the golden glow after winning two Australian Golden Gloves titles on the Gold Coast last weekend.

Competing in her first international competition, the talented Wairarapa College student won the gold medal in the junior women’s 54kg by single victory.

Omundsen then moved on to the 56 kg category, winning her second gold medal when the referee stopped the contest in the first round.

Another Wairarapa Boxing Academy fighter, Tyson Noda, lost a tough fight to Queensland’s Adam Travers to win the silver medal in the junior men’s 54kg class.


St Matthew’s Collegiate and Wairarapa College played for Championship glory last night in the Manawatu Intercity High School Final.

St Matt’s advanced to the girls’ final against Feilding High School with a tough 1-0 victory over rivals Waicol, in a fast-paced, highly-qualified semi-final last Thursday at the Trust House Wairarapa Hockey Complex.

The two runners-up have split their fixtures this season, with Feilding winning the first-round clash 1-0 and St Matt’s earning a dominating 3-0 win in the Championship Round.

Waicol competes in the boys’ final against undefeated Palmerston North Boys’ High School [PNBHS] as tier outsiders after advancing to the decider with a 1-0 loss to Levin Combined in the semi-finals.

PNBHS comfortably won their two previous clashes, 5-2 and 6-2. Waicol, however, can take some confidence in the final, having scored four of the seven goals conceded by PNBHS throughout the season.


Tumu Wairarapa United finished Wellington’s Women’s Premier League on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Lower Hutt City.

Goals to Vanessa Taylor with a shot from the edge of the center circle late in the first half, and Renske van Stenseel capped off a successful season for the young side.

United have lost just one game during the season – against champions Petone Reserves – narrowly missing out on promotion to the capital’s Premier League.

However, coach Radha McGlashan said that although the players have gained in confidence over the season it would be good for the team, with several players just 15 or 16 in their first year at this level. to have another season in division one.

Meanwhile, the Carterton Redbacks are favorites to add the Wairarapa Cup to their trophy cabinet in the knockout cup final to be played at Hullena Park on Saturday afternoon.


Close finals are scheduled for Saturday’s men’s and women’s championship finals in Clareville.

Little separates Comvita Kia Kaha and defending men’s champions Gladstone Bulls, with the teams having shared previous clashes. Kia Kaha won 2-1 in the first round and the Bulls won 1-0 two weeks ago.

The Women’s Premier Division final between defending champions Dalefield and Gladstone Gold is also expected to be close, with little between the two teams.

Eketahuna Tuis will face Coasties in the Women’s Division 2A Final, and Featherston Foxies and Martinborough will meet in the 2B Final.


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