Shot Stopper – Jack Seton

College Sport Media: On Saturday Auckland Grammar School hosts King’s College in the much hyped Cooper-Greenbank First XV rugby fixture. Jack Seton will be part of the 500 strong ‘Augusta Army’ cheering on the Grammar boys. The Year 13 led group spend lunchtime practicing chants for the big game and are hoping their chorus of support can inspire a similar outcome to that of the Birchall Shield hockey final recently. Auckland Grammar School won the Auckland hockey championship for the third year in a row defeating King’s College on their…

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Aorere Building in Auckland League

College Sport Media: The 2016 SAS College Rugby League runners up Wesley College have fallen short of securing a spot in the championship division of the secondary schools competition this year, kneeling 12-10 to Aorere in the final game of pool play on Wednesday June 7. With Kelston already through to the next round and Aorere sitting in second position of their pool, Wesley needed to win if they had any chance of making the championship rounds. Wesley dominated the early exchanges of the game. Camping deep in the oppositions…

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No time to rest for Whangaparaoa’s upcoming basketball stars

Rodney Times: After countless hours of training and shooting hoops, dreams have come true for two teens from Hibiscus Coast. Thomas Morgan, 14, and Cian Emery, 15, have made the Basketball New Zealand under 16s teams after many years of hard work and training. The teens received the good news last month after they attended six of the Basketball New Zealand camps. The boys currently attend Rosmini College and played basketball for many years at Whangaparaoa Primary, Stella Maris and Wentworth College. They also played at the Leisure Centre in Stanmore Bay and now play…

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High-achieving student earns Japanese university scholarship

Eastern Courier: Pakuranga College Year 12 student Kazuma Nakano has recently been admitted to the University of Tokyo on a full scholarship. The teenager is “honestly privileged” about receiving the scholarship because it’s awarded to up to 10 students worldwide, and will cover the admission fee, tuition, and living expenses for up to four consecutive years. “Getting admitted to the University of Tokyo is a challenge on it’s own, so I wasn’t expecting it,” Kazuma says. A baseball tour to Arizona in the United States last October and a Model…

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Pukekohe High School wins opening game in college 1st XV competition

AucklandNOW: Pukekohe High School and Alfriston College opened the first round of the Rainbow’s End Counties Manukau and Waikato Secondary School 1st XV College competition. Both teams came out attacking, but it was Pukekohe High School who took their opportunities in a 39-26 win at Alfriston College. Pukekohe High School winger Patrick Butters opened the scoring with a penalty kick. Winger Bayley Tucker then finished off an impressive period of attacking play to score one of the two tries he scored in the match. Their team was also lead well throughout the game by promising first-five Caleb Hill. Click here to read more…

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High Five on the World Stage

College Sport Media: National First XI football champions Sacred Heart College could claim to be the fifth best team in the World. The Auckland powerhouse recently finished fifth at the International School Sport Federation World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Sacred Heart was the first New Zealand team selected to participate in the tourney which featured 36 teams, 24 counties and 640 players. Sacred Heart boasted the best goal differential and held runners up Germany to a 1-1 draw. Striker Matthew Palmer netted 11 goals in eight games to finish…

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Teenage discus talent sets bold ambitions

NZ Herald: Commonwealth Youth Games bound Connor Bell is another immensely talented young thrower coming through the ranks here in New Zealand. Steve Landells chatted to the gifted 15-year-old to found out more about his rapid ascent. When Connor Bell first discovered discus as a 13-year-old and began training at North Harbour Bays club his mum, Jenette, describes the uber-talented teenager as finally finding “his herd” and it is easy to see why. Always the biggest kid in class the youngster from a lifestyle block in the small town of…

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Young Breakers invited to Nike All Asia Camp

College Sport Media: Once again two young players with strong ties to the SKYCITY Breakers are set to benefit from that association with invites to the Nike All Asia Camp in China. Breakers Academy players James Moors (Westlake Boys High School) and Thomas Whyte (Auckland Grammar School) have been called up to the prestigious annual Nike sponsored camp, joining a host of players from throughout the Asia/Oceania regions to attend. Breakers Academy Head Coach Mike Fitchett says international exposure for young players is vital, and the club has a great…

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Massey High win thriller against Auckland Girls plus first win for Carmel

Lacey Lowdown: In the latest round of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girls Premier competition Mt Albert Grammar preserved their unbeaten record, Auckland Girls Grammar lost theirs and there was a first win for Carmel College. Carmel, paced by 31 points from Tayla Dalton, were too good for Orewa College winning 70-46 at Rosmini College gym on Monday night. Megan Hoare scored a couple of early baskets for Orewa but Dalton had logged eleven by the quarter time break as Carmel led 13-11. Emily Broomfield made her mark in the second…

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