Hutt News : May 17th 2011
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Three of her sons are playing in the tourna- ment, which has attracted more than 120 competitors from around the country. The Barnetts, students at Hutt Valley High School, had a strong showing at the recent New Zea- land junior open, with Rebecca winning the girls title and Jonny coming third in the boys . At the end of the month the pair head overseas to join the national training squads at two tournaments in Malaysia. The Wellington junior open is a graded tournament for players up to the age of 19. The top two grades, A and B, will compete for the top prize. The tournament will double as a selection tournament for the New Zealand girls team for the world championships. Dame Susan is a selector. The two main courts have enough room for 80 spectators each and Squash Wellington jun- ior convenor Christine Barnett is hoping for a good turnout. The finals will be at 2pm on Sunday. The Lower Hutt club will also host the Wellington senior open from May 26 to 29. The tourna- ment will feature about 150 com- petitors, including top New Zea- land players and Commonwealth games heroes Martin Knight and Joelle King who is New Zealand Squash women s No 1 and 14th in the world. WRL sets sights on 2015 By NICHOLAS BOYACK Wellington looks no closer to getting a team into the National Rugby League (NRL) despite some media commentators suggesting a possible cash injection could result in a second New Zealand team. The NRL is renegotiating its television contract and there has been speculation that Fox will increase its five year broad- casting deal by as much as AUS$600 million. That could lead to a significant increase in the salary cap and an expan- sion in the number of teams. Inevitably, that has led to talk that any expansion should include Wellington, which has been working on a bid for some years. Wellington Rugby League (WRL) boss Jason Hemson says he has heard the talk but realistically, a formal bid is still some years away. WRL is more focused on increasing the junior game and he says 2015 is the date he is working towards for a team in the NRL. The Australian clubs are setting up a new structure to run the game. Once the commission-based structure is in place, Wellington will have a better idea of where the game is going. If the television deal goes through, Mr Hemson doubts the existing clubs will want to increase the number of teams as that will decrease the money they will get. One potential advantage Wellington offers is the different time zone and if Fox is looking to increase the number of games broadcast, Wellington could fit in. Until the new structure is put in place and the details of the television deal become clearer, Mr Hemson says there is little point in speculating about a Wel- lington team. He doubts the idea of moving one of the existing Sydney clubs to New Zealand will be revived, as with the extra cash they have no incentive to make that shift. But he remains convinced that the Wellington bid has a future and that we have the players and fan base for an NRL team. If the situation changes, he says Wel- lington will certainly put in a bid. We are ready to jump if they turn around and say we are going to move in 2015 and we are calling for submissions . Channel jump to Wasps by Filipo Former Petone boy and All Black lock Ross Filipo is switching from French rugby to the English scene, joining fellow Villager Riki Flutey at Wasps. The 32-year-old joins the glamour London club from Bayonne for the 2011-12 campaign. I am really looking forward to joining Wasps who have excit- ing plans for next season. . .Iknowthey have been one of Eng- land s most successful clubs and I hope I can play a role in helping them to get back to the top of their game. The product of Hutt Valley High School played four tests and one match for the All Blacks in 2007-08. He played for the Lions in the NPC but his Super rugby fame came with the Crusaders. He played 45 games for the red and blacks between 2004-09, won three titles and survived in the squad despite an abundance of talented locks.
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