Kia Ora Tatou WELCOME TO A SUMMER OF SOFTBALL!
Waikato U17 Representative Teams
Cameron Duncan Memorial Tournament
15-16th December, 2023 at Te Poi Starling Park, Ranui
NZ Under 17 Girls National Championship 2024
11-14th January, 2024 at Te Poi Starling Park, Ranui
NZ Under 17 Boys National Championship 2024
11-14th January, 2024 at Dynasty Ballpark, Canterbury
Waikato U17 Representative History
Note: Reps changed to U17 and U19 for the 2021/22 season, but were previously U18.
U18 Representatives 2020
16-19th January, 2020 at Phyllis Street Reserve, Auckland.
National Softball Tournament Clinics/Trials
Clinics were used as part of the trial and selection process. Coaches assessed how players developed and improved from the clinics to the trial, as part of their selection process. From these clinics and trial, a team was selected to represent Waikato at the Under 18 Boys National Tournament in Palmerston North on 16-19th January, 2020.
U18 Representatives 2019
17-20th January, 2019 at Resthills Park, Hamilton.
Richlyn Tuhoro Nikita Toia Reace McBethTui-Aroha FransenKiara ToiaHineawe CrawfordMeeki Cooper-NicolaMadison Monk Kuratangi Ronaki Madison Whittaker-WickliffeChakana Armstrong-BriggsNikita PageTisha WalkerManaia BeazleyChyna Keen (CSA)
Congratulations to Hineawe Crawford (Pitcher) & Richlyn Tuhoro (Outfield) for being selcted in the Tournament Rest Team.
17-20th January, 2019 at Mizuno Ballpark, Christchurch.
Jayde Jnr Martin Jake Tibbits Connor StanleyNikau Tawha Autumn Karatau-Te KuruJaedan WilsonTawhiri King Jackson HardwidgeCaleb Koko Zach Graham Tyrone West Bayleigh Maikuku Levii Whittaker Brydone Inglis Kana Browne
U17 Representatives 2018
18-21th Januar,y 2018 at Ellis Park, Dunedin
WKSA entered a combined team with Hawkes Bay Softball:
Reegan Leppien Richlyn Tuhoro Madison Monk Nikita Toia Kiara Toia Gabriella Gray (HBSA) Reace McBeth Nikita Page Hiraini Robust Nastashia Ngawhika (HBSA)Tirama Walker Tetris Mohi (HBSA)Kahesha Briggs-Witehira
Congratulations to Reegan Leppien (DP) for being selected in the Tournament Team.
18-21st January, 2018 at Colquhoun Park, Palmerston North.
Te Kirika Cooper-NicolaNikau TawhaTaylen PatersonJaedan Wilson Samuel HaehaeBrayden Walker-LoganTyrone WestJared Ruwhiu-BottJackson HardwidgeNed Ru Autumn Karatau-Te KuruXavier CroftAwatea Kohai
Congratulations to Te Kirika Cooper-Nicola (Outfield) for being selected in the Tournament Team & Samuel Haehae (DP) for being selected in the Tournament Rest Team.
U17 Representatives 2017
19-22nd January, 2019 at Colquhoun Park, Palmerston North
Hiraina RobustNikita ToiaCharm Atkins-HaddonReegan LeppienQuaye Walker-EketoneMadison MonkNikita PageJewel Atkins-HaddonManaia BeattiePaige TaranakiDarlaine PohutuhutuMegan Sneddon (ASA)Kiara ToiaJessica Wilson
19-22nd January, 2017 at Colin Lawrie Fields, Pukekohe.
Maioha TawhaSamuel HaehaeTe Kirika Cooper-NicolaMaioha RountreeHekemanu NehaTamati MiringaJackson HardwidgeBrayden Walker-LoganTyrone WestXavier CroftCody MakuchBeauxdene Tolomaki-TanakiJared Ruwhiu-BottDennis Peters
Congratulations to Maioha Tawha (Infield) for being selected in the Tournament Rest Team.
U17 Representatives 2016
21-24th January, 2016 at Resthills Park, Hamilton.
Charm Atkins-HaddonJewel Atkins-HaddonNikita ToiaReegan LeppienMadison MonkCeleste StockmanQuaye Walker-EketoneManaia BeattieTalieya ZaineyJessy WilsonWaitangi Ratu-JamesLiana Scott-Nanthasack
Coach/Management TeamAni Ngaia (Coach)Paula Hill (Manager)
21-24th January, 2016 at Mainland Foundation Ballpark, Christchurch.
Samuel HaehaeArie GordanJayden DowdTyler King (ASA)Aidan LeppienTamati MiringaHekemaru NehaZac PeneTawakepito RonakiHarry SmithMaioha TawhaKravitz Te Wake (CMSA)Brodie ToiaCharlie CrawfordDamien Sklenars
Coach/Management TeamRawiri Toia (Coach)Brooklin Toia (Asst Coach)Daisy Toia/Arran Pene (Managers)
Congratualations to Maioha Tawha (Infield), Damien Sklenars (Outfield) & Aidan Leppien (Outfield) for being selected in the Tournament Rest Team.
Under 17 Representatives 2015
No team sent to Nationals.
15-18th January, 2015 at Akina Park, Hastings.
Raiden ShepherdTawakepito RonakiBrodie ToiaBrooklin ToiaSam PeneJordan TaiteWesley SinnottZac PeneMaioha TawhaNikorai PaulAiden LeppienJonathon BloorKashius Baird-GilletCody Downs
Coach/Management TeamRawiri Toia - Co-coachDaisy Toia - Co-coachAnge Johnston - Scorer
The boys and management trained well pre-Christmas and were able to get in some practice games with Counties U17 Boys. The tournament began well with a close win against Southland, however it took the team a long time to settle into their game. Although there were a number of close games in pool play, they couldn’t finish off the games to secure more wins and move into higher play-off position. Despite this, it was a positive softball environment with a number of younger players stepping up to play some good softball.
The majority of the team have another year at the U17 level, which will be a great test for them next season.
Raiden Shepherd had a good tournament with the bat and was rewarded for his efforts being selected in the U17 Boys ISA Team.
The group were great ambassadors for Waikato Softball, and worked very well as a team throughout the campaign. Bring on Christchurch, 2016!
Team AwardsTop Pitcher – Cody DownsTop Batter – Raiden ShepherdMVP – Jordan Taite
The Team principles were Respect (for the game and for those in it), Contribution, Commitment and Communication. These principles were not just about softball, but also about developing young men. This group achieved all of these, and had fun doing so.
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