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World Schools Orienteering Championships Selection

The World Schools Orienteering Championships will be held in Otepää, Estonia from 24 April to 5 May 2019. The school teams selected by Orienteering New Zealand are: Diocesan School for Girls – W1 girls school team (16-18 years) Mt Albert Grammar School – M1 boys school team (16-18 years) St Cuthbert’s College – W2 girls school team (14-15 years) Mt Albert Grammar School – M2 boys school team (14-15 years) Read More

NZ Women’s Team announced for World Youth Water Polo Championships

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the team to attend the 4th FINA World Youth Water Polo Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 27 August – 2 September 2018. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected: Libby Alsemgeest, St Cuthbert’s College Shinae Carrington, Diocesan School Lucia Doak, Kristin School Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College (Captain) Charlotte Hooke, Diocesan School Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Morgan McDowall, Diocesan School Samantha Milicich, Baradene College Claudia Morgan, Diocesan School Caitlin Mary Parker Allan, St Cuthbert’s College... Read More

MAGS Orienteering Boys run away with NZ Champs

The Mt Albert Grammar School Boys Orienteering team pulled off a major coup by winning the National Secondary Schools title in Christchurch at the weekend. A string of impressive results by the 18-strong team of boys wrested the trophy from Napier Boys High School, who had won it the previous 14 years in a row. They beat Napier BHS by 59pts (432pts vs 373pts) with 15 of the team scoring points. In the relays, the Junior Boys (Sam Taylor Sinclair, Daniel Wood, Tom Aish) came first by over four minutes.... Read More

College Sport Auckland Gymsports Championships

The 2018 College Sport Auckland Gymsports Championships were held over three days in Week 9 of Term 2. The Artistic, Rhythmic, Tumbling & Trampoline Championships were held on the Thursday at the Pulman Park GymSport & Recreation Centre and the Aerobics Championships were held during the weekend at Diocesan School for Girls. Gymnasts can compete in any number of disciplines. Multi-talented Rosehill College student, Paris Boyce-Bacon (pictured below) made the most of the opportunity by entering all five disciplines – Artistic, Rhythmic, Tumbling, Trampoline and Aerobics. Another outstanding gymnast, Gabrielle... Read More

It’s official – Hugo’s a rugby ref

Times Online: On a cold winter’s Saturday morning, you wont find this teenage boy playing Fortnite. Instead he is refereeing Auckland children on the rugby field. Hugo Clarke, who is in the Year 9 Sports in Education Programme (SIE) at Howick College, has only just turned 14 and is already contemplating a future as an international rugby referee. Hugo is building a name as a rugby referee, and receives many requests from teams asking him to ref their games. Disenchanted with the size of some of the players in the... Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

Marcellin v Onehunga Girls Football   Mt Albert Grammar School gymnast competing at the College Sport Auckland Gymsports Championships   ACG Parnell College v St Peter’s College Open Grade C Badminton   Northcote College rugby players after a decisive 63-17 win over long-time rivals Birkenhead College   Mt Albert Grammar School v Epsom Girls Grammar School 1st XI Football   Sacred Heart College v Avondale College 1st XV Rugby   Read More

Blues inspire Ormiston Senior College rugby team

Times Online: Nine members from the Blues Super Rugby squad recently visited Ormiston Senior College to present the school with rugby boots which were donated from around Auckland. Gerard Cowley Tuioti, Jerome Kaino, James Parsons, Scott Scrafton, Tamati Tua, Ben Nee-Nee, Glenn Preston, Murphy Taramai and Mike Tamoaieta created quite a stir at a presentation at the school followed by a Q & A session. Ormiston Senior College has formed its first rugby team since the school’s formation eight years. Throughout the set-up of the team, the senior college has... Read More

Waitakere College student coaches leading the way in West Auckland

As the population increases in Auckland, so too the amount of young people participating in sport, and in turn the pressure on the systems that support this. West Auckland secondary schools are putting a renewed focus on developing the next generation of coaches by not only giving students the technical skills to help them be a successful coach, but also the broader skills that help coaches deal with the pressures and influences off the pitch. At Waitakere College, and led by Sports Coordinator Paul McGrath, the sports department have enlisted the... Read More

Schoolgirls feature in NZ U/20 Football Squad

College Sport Media: In October 2017, New Zealand become the first nation to qualify for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. New Zealand won the Oceania Football Confederation Under-19 Women’s Championship for a sixth time to earn their place in France in August, 2018. The Oceania tournament featured six countries: New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tonga with the Kiwis winning all five matches and outscoring opponents 48 goals to one. On Monday a provisional World Cup squad was selected and the following school... Read More