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Orewa College volleyball squad delivers the perfect season

Orewa College volleyball squad delivers the perfect season
Rodney Times: An Orewa College volleyball squad is celebrating after netting “the perfect season”. The Junior A Boys Volleyball squad, coached by teacher Craig Ashton, played – and won – all 35 games of their season. The flawless run won the boys the North Island Secondary School Championships – the second North Island title in three years for the school – and the North Harbour and Auckland Championships. “It caps of a great year for Orewa Boys Volleyball, which was the highest achieving program in the country this year,” Ashton said.... Read More

New teams taste success at NZSS Junior Badminton Championships

New teams taste success at NZSS Junior Badminton Championships
The first ever New Zealand Secondary School Junior Badminton Championships were held late-November in Auckland. For six Auckland schools, this was their first time attending a NZSS Badminton event, and two of them – ACG Parnell College and Botany Downs Secondary College – headed home as national champions. On the final day of play, all teams in the Boys’ Division played off for their final placings, with the victors of each group meeting each other in the title fight. Top seeded Lynfield College progressed undefeated through the group stage, dropping... Read More

Triathlete crowned junior sportsman of the year twice

Triathlete crowned junior sportsman of the year twice
Eastern Courier: Success is coming thick and fast for a East Auckland triathlete. In September, 17-year-old Daniel Whitburn won his under-19 division at the ITU World Triathlon Age Group Championships in the Netherlands. The Farm Cove local has now been crowned Young Sportsman of the Year at the College Sports Auckland Awards, and only days later he received the Counties Manukau Junior Sportsman of the Year prize. The Saint Kentigern College student is also NZ under-19 national champion over a standard distance, Erin Baker Cup champion, the Auckland secondary schools under-19 and Auckland Triathlon Club champion. Whitburn says... Read More

Award tops off great year for Kurtis

Award tops off great year for Kurtis
The Post – Franklin & North Waikato: Christmas came early this year for Waiuku College student Kurtis Shuker. Earlier last month, Kurtis received notice that he’d been named a finalist in the 27th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Judith Coe, Sports Coordinator at Waiuku College, had nominated Kurtis for his achievements in orienteering, which included thrashing the Australian field at the 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships. Along with other finalists, Kurtis was invited to attend the awards ceremony at Eden Park. It was the first time he’d been... Read More

Epsom Girls dominate NZSS Cricket Tournament

Epsom Girls dominate NZSS Cricket Tournament
Tournament winner: Epsom Girls Grammar School Tournament MVP: Bella Armstrong, Epsom Girls Grammar School Final Points: Epsom Girls Grammar School 10, St Hilda’s Collegiate 8, Tauranga Girls’ College 4, Christchurch Girls’ High School 4, New Plymouth Girls’ High School 2, Tawa College 0   Round Four: Epsom Girls Grammar School 144-5 (Bella Armstrong 85*, E Carson 2-15) beat St Hilda’s Collegiate 125-8 (E Carson 29*, J Patel 3-16), Manawaroa Park This was the battle that most had been waiting for. St Hilda’s the defending championships with 10 players back from... Read More

Olivia McTaggart breaks second Eliza McCartney record in 13 months

Olivia McTaggart breaks second Eliza McCartney record in 13 months
NZSSSC: Teenage pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart has wiped Eliza McCartney from the record books for the second time in a little more than a year. The 17-year-old Kristin School student, who last year matched the Olympic bronze medallist’s national secondary schools record (4.10m), shattered it by 20cm at the Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park on Saturday. McTaggart won gold in her final national secondary schools championship, 13 months after blitzing McCartney’s national under-17 record. Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week
Over the past week, we’ve had lots of College Sport Auckland junior tournaments: the Golf Junior Ambrose Tournament, the Touch Junior Championships, the Lawn Bowls Junior Pairs Championships and the Softball Junior ODT. Term 4 seasons are coming to an end and the NZSS Condor 7’s are currently underway at Sacred Heart College. Here are our picks for photos of the week. Read More

The further I go, the better I get

The further I go, the better I get
College Sport Media: Daniel Whitburn loves putting his body through the wringer. The College Sport Auckland Young Sportsman of the Year is an International Triathlon champion and intends taking up Ironman in the near future. Whitburn recalls the time when the appetite for such punishment was non-existent. “When I was in year six, I got last in the school cross country. My parents weren’t impressed so they entered me into triathlon. It wasn’t until Year 10, I realised I actually enjoyed it. I discovered the further I go, the better... Read More

CSA Relationship Manager Appointment

CSA Relationship Manager Appointment
College Sport Auckland is pleased to announce we have appointed Maia Lewis to the role of Relationship Manager. Maia will join us from the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation where she has been working as the Lead Advisor for Northland and Counties Manukau. Prior to this, she worked for Auckland and Wellington Cricket Associations. Maia is an experienced secondary school teacher of PE, Health and Te Reo. She has also represented New Zealand in both cricket and hockey. We look forward to having her on board. Read More