Matt Palmer shooting for glory

College Sport Media: Two years ago at the FIFA Under-17 World Championships in Chile, Sacred Heart College student Lucas Imrie scored a last play goal against Paraguay to propel New Zealand into the round of 16 for the first time. On October 6 in Mumbai, New Zealand kicks off the 2017 edition of the tournament against Turkey and another Sacred Heart lad is hoping to have a big impact in front of goal. Matt Palmer scored 22 goals in the Auckland Premier League this year as Sacred Heart retained the…

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NZ Schools & NZ Schools Barbarians teams announced

The New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Schools Barbarians teams have been selected for their upcoming campaigns. Players spent three days in a development camp at Massey University’s Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North. Auckland players who have been selected for the New Zealand Schools team are: Taufa Funaki (Sacred Heart College), Etene Nanai (Saint Kentigern College), Fatongia Paea (Sacred Heart College), Rivez Reihana (Saint Kentigern College), Tupou Vaa’i (Wesley College), Tamaiti Williams (Saint Kentigern College). Coach Jason Holland said there were tough decisions to make in selecting the Schools team. “The camp has been very high…

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NZSS Water Polo Squads Named for Trans-Tasman Tests

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the trialists for the 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Teams. Thirteen players will be selected in each team to travel to Canberra, Australia, from 16-21 December 16-21 to play in the 2017 Trans-Tasman Test Series from 18-20 December. New Zealand is the defending champion in both series, winning in Auckland last year. The New Zealand Schoolboys and New Zealand Schoolgirls have competed in an annual three-test series against Australia since 1982. The New Zealand Schoolboys have won the series ten times, and the New Zealand Schoolgirls…

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College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

Over the past week, College Sport Auckland had students competing in the Road Running Championships in Takanini, the final race of the Mountain Biking Series at South Head, and the finals of the Boys Football Knockout Cup in Panmure. Click here for more photos from the College Sport Auckland Road Running Championships thanks to TempoShot Photography. Click here for more photos from Race 4 of the College Sport Auckland Mountain Biking Series. If you have any recent photos you’d like to share, please send them to school.sport@collegesport.co.nz or tag us on Facebook.

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Wentworth College gymnasts celebrate their golden touch

Rodney Times: Eight gymnasts struck gold after securing 14 medals between them at this month’s national competitions. Wentworth College students Sophia Mueller, Bronte Heath, Alex Dobson, Emma Gilpin and Caitlin Smith represented their school as the senior rhythmic gymnastics team this month at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Gymnastic Championships and won the year nine and 10 group section of the competition. Caitlin, Sophia and Emma also stole the stage in the years nine to 13 novice individual grade, winning gold, silver and bronze. This was a massive achievement for…

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Road Running Championships Medalists

The College Sport Auckland Road Running Championships were held yesterday in the sunshine at Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini. Congratulations to all the individuals and teams who recieved medals after a great day of racing.   Junior Girls: Joanna Poland, Avondale College (1st), Isabella Richardson, St Cuthbert’s College (2nd), Kimberley May, Green Bay High School (3rd) 3-Person Team: Diocesan School (1st), St Cuthbert’s College (2nd), Rangitoto College (3rd) 6-Person Team: Diocesan School (1st), Howick College (2nd)   Junior Boys: Zane Powell, King’s College (1st), David De Vaal, Macleans College (2nd), Toby…

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American Olympic medalist visits King’s to host water polo clinic

U.S.A. water polo Olympic gold medalist Maggie Steffens met with 15 secondary school students for an evening clinic last night, held at the King’s College. As an American water polo player, Maggie won a gold medal with the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics and captained the United States team to another victory in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Students from Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, St Cuthbert’s College and Saint Kentigern College joined five King’s students for a group session with Maggie, lasting 90 minutes in the pool.…

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NZSS Swimming Champions

The New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Championships were held over the weekend at Waterworld in Hamilton with over 580 students competing from across the country. Auckland Grammar School won the last event on the programme – the senior boys 4 x 50 freestyle relay. The team was made up of year 13 students A. J. Falconer, L. W. Tattersfield, O. Chen and C. M. Bradding. For all four students, this was their last ever swimming competition race for Auckland Grammar. Despite none of them being ranked in the top 15 freestyle…

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Māori badminton player selected for NZ squad

Māori Television: Westlake Girls High School student Tamara Otene has been selected for the New Zealand Junior Badminton team to take part in the World Championships in October. Otene is the only Māori player to be selected and is using the SkyCity New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Event Centre in Auckland this week to prepare for Indonesia. Otene is relishing the opportunity to compete against players much older than her. It’s an experience that will put her in good stead come October. Otene (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) says, “For New…

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Kurtis Selected to take on the Aussies

The Post: If running 60 to 80kms per week, and traipsing up and down hills as part of your weekly training regime sounds like hard work, you’re not Kurtis Shuker. The 18 year old Waiuku College student has been selected to represent New Zealand as part of a four strong team, competing for the Southern Cross Trophy at the upcoming 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships, and he will be training hard to ensure he’s at his best. The Australian event will be held later this month in Bathurst, New South…

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