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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

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

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners 2016

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners 2016
Congratulations to all the 2016 Young Sportsperson of the Year winners! This year’s Young Sportsman of the Year is Daniel Hoy from Westlake Boys High School and our Young Sportswoman of the Year is Ella Simanu from Diocesan School for Girls. Thank you to everyone who attended the awards – we hope you enjoyed yourselves! Click here to see all the 2016 Young Sportsperson of the Year winners. Photos from the awards are available to download free from TempoShot Photography. Read More