NZSS Condor 7’s Events

NZSSSC: The 31st annual Youthtown Condor Sevens National Finals will be staged at Sacred Heart College, Auckland from Thursday, November 30, through to Sunday, December 3, 2017. This year will see over hundred teams compete across four divisions. On Thursday and Friday the U15 boys and girls titles will be settled. The weekend will culminate with the open boys and girls events on Saturday and Sunday. The Condor Sevens was first staged in 1986 and won by the 2017 host school. The boys event has been has been staged annually…

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NZSSSC Peter Sharp Study Award recipients announced

Two sports coordinators from College Sport Auckland member schools have been selected as the 2017 Peter Sharp Study Award recipients from 30 high quality applicants: Liam Mulrooney from Waitakere College and Chad Coombes from Onehunga High School. Liam, Chad and six other award recipients from around New Zealand will visit schools with successful and innovative approaches to sport in Victoria, Australia later this month. The main focus is to look at schools’ Athlete Development Programmes. Click here to view the complete list of recipients.

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NZSS water polo teams announced for Canberra tests

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the following Auckland players have been selected for the New Zealand Schoolgirls & Schoolboys teams to compete against Australia in the annual Trans-Tasman Test Series from 18 – 21 December in Canberra, Australia.   SCHOOLGIRLS Shinae Carrington, Diocesan School Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College Ella Harford, St Cuthbert’s College Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Gabriella McDonald, Saint Kentigern College Tai Nimo, St Cuthbert’s College Caitlin Mary Parker Allen, St Cuthbert’s College Ellie Tomoana, St Cuthbert’s College Non-Traveling Reserves Clodagh…

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Onewhero netballer chosen for development team

The Post: Sixteen year old Olivia Carey from Pukekawa loves her sport. She plays netball and basketball, and while basketball is the preference, it’s netball that’s seen her take off. She has played netball since the age of seven, when she was old enough to start. “I’ve been playing since day one,” she said. This year she captained her Onewhero Area School’s top netball team. They went to the Upper North Island Secondary School (UNISS) competition in September. Their team was in the lowest grade, but it was still a tough competition. “We watched…

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“A great problem to have” – BBNZ tries to meet demand as participation skyrockets

Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) has released their annual community basketball calendar, covering the national championships and regional tournaments spread throughout the country. Due to the increase of secondary schools teams especially, BBNZ has created two new non-qualifying tournaments and additional junior divisions for schools. Basketball New Zealand Chief Executive, Iain Potter, says the rapid rise of basketball is “a great problem to have,” but it does come with growing pains. “It’s been well reported already the basketball participation is growing faster than ever. The 2016 secondary school participation figures show…

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College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

With term 4 sports well underway, we’re bringing back photos of the week with shots from College Sport Auckland Cricket, Kilikiti, Rugby 7’s, Tag Football, Touch, and Volleyball competitions. We’ve also seen lots of schools celebrating their athletes at their sports awards recently and we look forward to seeing some of these students at our Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards on Thursday 23rd November. 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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Auckland school aiming for 100% sports participation amongst students

Central Leader: An Auckland school is closing in on its target of having every student playing a sport. St Paul’s College’s latest census data showed sport participation was now more than 70 per cent. New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council’s 2016 census showed the national average of students involved in school sports was 55 per cent. St Paul’s sport coordinator Dave McDermott said it was the school’s focus on non-contact sports that had seen participation swell. “St Paul’s always knew the benefits of sport and traditionally excelled at sports like rugby…

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Learning about wheelchair basketball and living with a disability

Eastern Courier: To many, the idea of living with a disability seems a near impossible task. But Auckland’s wheelchair basketball team, the Wheelbreakers, have shown Howick College students that it’s achievable to live a fully-functional, happy life. Players from the team Mark Sullivan, Daniel Foliaki and Mii Pepe visited the Year 10 class to demonstrate their sport and talk about life after injury. The class kicked off with wheelchair basketball training, followed by a game using spare wheelchairs for the keen pupils to take turns on. The three players then spoke to…

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