Niko Jones – making his own name

College Sport Media: “There’s a sense of excitement building. We have a talented team that’s progressing well,” Niko Jones enthuses when reflecting on the fortunes of the St Peter’s College First XV. St Peter’s are third in the Auckland competition 1A standings and recently toppled fierce rivals and neighbours, Auckland Grammar School for just the 12th time in 60 matches. Captain Jones captures the last play drama. “It was an amazing game, any game against Auckland Grammar is a big occasion, but this game was on their home ground and... Read More

Waiuku College leading the way in orienteering

Waikato Times: Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award. Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category. Millie also placed second in the long course event. Sports co-ordinator Judith Coe said it was a great achievement. “To win that was pretty special. “To have that team of three... Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

Mt Albert Grammar School v Westlake Boys High School 13th Grade Boys Football Knockout Cup   Macleans College v Saint Kentigern College 1st XI Girls Hockey   Auckland Grammar School supporters at the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ – Auckland Grammar v St Peter’s College 1st XV Rugby   Mt Albert Grammar School v St Peter’s College Premier Boys Basketball   Rosmini College v Rangitoto College 2nd XV Rugby (photo credit: Simon Harmer)   Selwyn College v King’s College 14A Boys Football   Mt Albert Grammar School v Diocesan School Premier... Read More

Kruz Perrott-Hunt Named in Tall Blacks Squad

Rosmini College guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt has been called into the Tall Blacks 20-man training squad ahead of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers against Hong Kong and China later this month. The 17 year old is the only current high school player in the training squad. Kruz will join Rosmini alumni Tohi Smith-Milner and Derone Raukawa at the camp. Rosmini’s current Sports Captain found out about his elevation to the national senior team camp on the eve of his departure to China where he is attending the Nike Asia Camp alongside... Read More

New Zealand Teachers’ Games

Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Teachers’ Games (NZTG) which will be held in Mt Maunganui from 30th September – 2nd October 2018. The NZTG is an opportunity for teachers and other school staff to have fun with their colleagues, to compete seriously or socially and to enjoy each other’s company on the sports field. It provides a setting away from the pressures of school for all staff to relax, to network socially and professionally and to experience all the fun that being physically active and part of a... Read More

NZ U18 7’s team selected for Youth Olympics

College Sport Media: New Zealand’s first sevens team to attend the Youth Olympic Games has been announced today. The women’s Under 18 team qualified for the Games after winning the Oceania Under 18 Sevens Championship earlier this year, with the New Zealand Olympic Committee since confirming their inclusion as the female team to attend. New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith congratulated the selected athletes. “The Youth Olympic Games are part of the pathway to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and we’re delighted that a new generation of rugby sevens... Read More

Additional $120m committed to sport and recreation in Auckland

Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation: An additional $120 million has been allocated to sport and recreation in Auckland Council’s 10-year budget – a step in the right direction for the one million Aucklanders, adult and children, who are active each week, says Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive). The additional Auckland Council investment comprises a $120 million Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund which goes some way to address the capital shortfall for sport and recreation of at least $500 million over the next 10 years, as identified... Read More

NZ Women’s team named for FIBA U17 World Cup

Basketball New Zealand: The Aon New Zealand Women’s Under 17 team has been named ahead of the FIBA Under 17 World Cup being held in Belarus at the end of next month. New Zealand finished fourth at the FIBA Asian Championship in India last October to clinch a spot at the World Cup. The tournament will be a historic occasion as it is the first FIBA age-group World Cup ever attended by a New Zealand Women’s team. That fact is not lost on Tall Fern Charlisse-Leger-Walker, the most experienced member... Read More

Bell on top of the world before Olympics

College Sport Media: Oppressively hot weather and a largely unsuitable diet wasn’t enough to prevent Connor Bell from reasserting his status as the best Under-18 discus thrower in the World at the Micronesian Athletics Championships in Vanuatu. The product of Westlake Boys’ High School threw 64.47m in confirming his spot at the Junior Olympics in Argentina in October. If Bell repeats that throw he will break the youth Olympic record. However Bell wasn’t entirely happy with his performance. “64.47 is my third best throw. Last year at Secondary School Nationals... Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

Macleans College 1st XI Boys Hockey (Photo credit: Ben Campbell / BC Photography)   Selwyn College v Pakuranga College 2nd XI Boys Football   Long Bay College v Birkenhead College / Hobsonville Point Secondary School Composite Girls 10’s Rugby   Onehunga High School v Pakuranga College 1st XV Boys Rugby   Saint Kentigern v Sacred Heart 1st XI Boys Football   Tangaroa College v Tamaki College 1st XV Boys Rugby   Read More