New Zealand Ultimate is proud to announce the New Zealand teams that will compete at the World Junior Ultimate Championships to take place in Waterloo, Canada from 19-25 August 2018. New Zealand will be represented in both the Under 20 Men’s and Under 20 Women’s divisions.
The teams have been selected out of the National Training Squad, a group of players who have been working with the national coaches with a series of camps in 2017 and early 2018. The NTS was itself selected following performances at the NZ Secondary School Ultimate Championships and the NZ Youth Ultimate Championships. Also selected out the National Training squad were teams that represented New Zealand in the trans-Tasman Test Series – which New Zealand won in the both the U19 Men’s and U19 Women’s division.
The standard of youth ultimate internationally is high and continues to grow each year. Nineteen teams will contest the U20 Men’s division in Candan, while sixteen teams will participate in the U20 Women’s division.
Auckland school students named in the NZ U20 Men’s Team “Katipo” are:
Rowan Burns Auckland Auckland Grammar School
Jack Doherty-Eagles, Auckland Grammar School
Josh Driscoll, Auckland Grammar School
Aidan Elliot, Westlake Boys High School
Andrew Fitzpatrick-Cockram, Auckland Grammar School
Hamish Forde, Westlake Boys High School
Lok Kwok, Pakuranga College
Sean McKeown, Auckland Grammar School
Luca Mercer, Auckland Grammar School
George Skinner, Auckland Grammar School
Nicholas Whitlock, Auckland Grammar School
Auckland school students named in the NZ U20 Women’s Team “Kahu” are:
Julia Giurgiu, Takapuna Grammar School
Amber Lewis, Baradene College
Jenny Ling, Avondale College
Bianca Mercer, Epsom Girls Grammar School
Nicole Svendsen, Takapuna Girls Grammar School
Sunny Zhou, Epsom Girls Grammar School