The Greenwood family has had a long association with hockey in both Mahurangi and Hibiscus Coast.
Hamish Greenwood from Orewa College, left, and Griffin Crawford from Mahurangi College.
Secondary school hockey began at Harbour Hockey this month and two new trophies are up for the taking for games between Mahurangi and Orewa College’s boys and girls teams.
Greenwood sisters Isobel and Sally donated the new Greenwood Family Hockey Trophies, which will be on the line whenever the two colleges meet during the season.
The teams holding on to their trophy at the end of the season will have their names engraved on it.
The extended Greenwood family have a long association with hockey in the Rodney district, and the trophies recognise their continued involvement across generations.
As luck would have it, the first game of the Grade One competition for 2020 was between the Mahurangi and Orewa College boys’ first XI teams.
Greenwood grandchildren playing on the field included Hamish and Ethan Greenwood for Orewa, and Nick Schollum for Mahurangi.
Orewa team manager Ian Greenwood said the game was played in good spirit with some top skills demonstrated by both teams.
Orewa took more advantage of their scoring opportunities, extending a 2-0 half time lead to 4-0 at full time.
Orewa captain Hamish Greenwood got his hands on the Greenwood trophy first, and it’s up to Mahurangi to try to win it back should they meet again during the season.
The girls’ trophy will have to wait a few more weeks before seeing some action, as the two teams are in opposing pools.
The Orewa College girls team includes Greenwood grandchild Stella Clark.