Badminton athlete planning to peak for Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

NZ Olympic Committee: Oscar Guo has been named to the New Zealand team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 17 year old was selected following strong results at international events early in the year, including the Men’s Singles title at the North Harbour International – his first international title at a senior level. The Westlake Boys’ High School student was ranked 12th on the Badminton World Federation Junior World Ranking List for the Youth Olympic Games and will compete in the men’s singles event and the mixed team event,... Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

Long Bay College 1st XI Boys Football   Mt Albert Grammar v Mt Roskill Grammar Girls 10’s Rugby   Selwyn College v Rosmini College 15A Boys Football   Long Bay College 2nd XI v Rangitoto College 3rd XI Girls Hockey   Tangaroa College braving the rain for their first netball game of the season   Junior Boys competing in the CSA Counties Manukau Zone Cross Country at A&P Showgrounds, Pukekohe   Long Bay College v Marist College 1st XI Girls Football Read More

Parata propelling St Peter’s basketball to new heights

College Sport Media: The growing appetite for basketball at St Peter’s College is palpable. “It’s crazy. If you walk around the school at lunchtime everyone is playing basketball – rugby players, hockey players and even the chess boys,” Whititera Parata enthuses. It hasn’t always been that way at the Auckland catholic school. In fact Parata, a member of the First V since Year 9, often played three games a week to prop up other sides. St Peter’s are no longer standing on wobbly ground. Competing in the Premier division for... Read More

Taine Murray selected for NBA & FIBA’s Basketball Without Borders Camp

College Sport Media: Rosmini College student Taine Murray has been selected to participate in the 10th Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia camp hosted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) along with three other young New Zealand players. The camp will be held in Greater Noida, India from 30 May to 2 June, 2018 and will assemble the top players from across the Asian continent. Basketball without Borders Asia is an elite basketball skills camp that draws together the top players aged 17 and under from throughout the... Read More

Rosmini only unbeaten team after three rounds of Premier Basketball

Lacey Lowdown: The third round of Auckland Secondary Schools Premier basketball competition was played on Monday and with the way results have gone to date it appears to be the most open race for some seasons to claim a top four play-off spot. Only Rosmini College remains unbeaten after pulling away in the second half to beat Avondale College 108-77. Rosmini were led by guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt who tallied 34 points. Rosmini guard Terrence Abdon scored the first five points of game followed by a brace from Taine Murray making... Read More

Dominic Overend – going faster, longer

College Sport Media: “My love of the 200 has drawn me back towards it. I’ve only ran it twice competitively in the last year, but my world ranking is better in the 200 metres than it is the 100 metres,” Dominic Overend explains of his sudden focus on 200 metres sprinting. Last year an overgrown bone in the right heel led to surgery and a temporary abandonment of the 200 metres following difficulty turning around the bend. In March, Overend’s greater concentration on the 100 metres resulted in him running... Read More

New memorandum recognises the importance of school-tertiary sport links

NZ Herald: University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) are one step closer to establishing a sustainable sporting pathway between secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Historically, Kiwi high-school students have not been short of sporting opportunities. And with the number of national secondary school competitions having increased by 60 percent in the past 10 years, 13-18-year-olds now compete in more than 200 national secondary school tournaments each year. Alongside the usual array of traditional codes, sports as diverse as AFL, curling, clay target shooting, waka ama, underwater hockey and lawn... Read More

Basketball players to watch

With secondary school basketball underway, College Sport Media has put together a list of promising players from around the country. Find out more about some of the talented Auckland students identified as ones to watch this season. Sharne Pupuke-Robati (Mount Albert Grammar School) The New Zealand U17 rep was a key figure in MAGS’ drive to the 2016 National final which they lost competitively to St Peter’s Cambridge. A robust defender, swift ball handler and good shoot, MAGS will build their 2018 team around Pupuke-Robati and should be a genuine... Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

Tangaroa College won their first badminton game of the season against Edgewater College   Long Bay College v Orewa College 1st XI Hockey on Thursday (5-2 to Orewa)   Mt Albert Grammar School v Kelston Boys High School 1st XIII Rugby League (4-2 to Kelston Boys)   Southern Cross Campus won their first Premier Rugby League game for the season 24-0 against Otahuhu College   Long Bay College v Glendowie College 1st XI Football on Wednesday at Glendowie (1-0 to Long Bay)   Read More