Four Westlake Boys students heading to Youth Olympics


Westlake Boys’ High School’s incredible record of producing top sporting talent isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon, with four students off to next month’s Youth Olympics in Argentina.

Having produced the likes of rower Mike Stanley, sailor Dean Barker and Kiwi basketball great Kirk Penney just to name a few, 17-year old discus thrower Connor Bell could be the next Westlake prodigy to shine on the world stage.

After winning gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games last year, Bell has been mentored by Dame Valerie Adams, as the Olympic champion took time out following the birth of daughter, Kimoana.

“It was a real once in a lifetime sort of experience,” he told 1 NEWS.

Bell is just one of the quartet selected for the games, a New Zealand record for one school, and with all four competing in different sports, likely a world first too.

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