Discus thrower Connor Bell dominates the field to take Youth Olympic Games gold

New Zealand Olympic Committee: Connor Bell once conceded he was a ‘big kid who liked to play PlayStation’ – now he is a discus Youth Olympic Games champion after completing the performance of his life. “I am absolutely stoked with how I went out there,” Bell said. “I just feel like I’ve done an awesome job, coming out here and performing in front of the world’s best and I did so well and I’m just really proud of myself.” It took two days and an average score of 133.08, from…

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MAGS win sixth NZSS netball title

Netball New Zealand: Mount Albert Grammar School has climbed their way back to the top of New Zealand’s secondary school dais adding to their rich history in school Netball. MAGS led from start to finish in a tough Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Championship grand final to beat Westlake Girls’ High School 32-23 at the Southern Trust Events Centre in Timaru. Co-coach Sarah Hann said she was delighted with the final result after what had been a tough week-long tournament. MAGS comfortably reached the championship top eight but the…

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First ARL Gateway Programme wraps up

Auckland Rugby League: Sixteen Auckland secondary school students have this week become the first graduates of the Auckland Rugby League Growing Coaches Gateway Programme. The students came from Tamaki College, Western Springs College, Onehunga High School and Tuakau College, and had the opportunity to earn 12 NCEA credits by taking part in the programme. Across the three days, students were taught fundamentals of coaching and leadership at the Mt Albert Rugby League Club, before gaining practical coaching experience at the ARL’s Holiday Blast event held at Cornwall Park. On the…

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