Water Polo Trans-Tasman Secondary School Test Series

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the 2018 New Zealand Water Polo Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams. Both the Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams will participate in the Trans-Tasman three test series against their Australian counterparts, 18 – 20 December 2018.   The New Zealand Secondary School Girls squad is: Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Charlie Hooke, Diocesan School for Girls Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College (Captain) Lucia Doak, Kristin School Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Samantha Milicich, Baradene College Georgia Milne, St Cuthbert’s College Annabel Norris, St Margaret’s... Read More

NZ through to U17 Women’s World Cup semifinals

NZ Herald: The New Zealand U-17 women’s team has shocked the footballing world by defeating Japan on penalties to make the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – the first time a side from this country has ever made the final four of a FIFA event. Having earlier become the first team from New Zealand to make the quarter-finals of a World Cup and breaking several other records in the process, coach Leon Birnie and his charges were very much already in unchartered territory as they took to... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners

The 28th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last night at Eden Park. Eru Paranihi hosted an excellent evening acknowledging some of the top young sportspeople across the greater Auckland area. Commonwealth weightlifting gold medalist David Liti and his coach Tina Ball entertained guests and finalists as guest speakers. Girls Underwater Hockey winner, Mackenzie Buick (Mahurangi College) delivered a great speech on behalf of all the finalists. Footballer Hannah Blake (Saint Kentigern College) was named the 2018 Young Sportswoman of the Year. Finalists for this prestigious award... Read More

History made with Uruguay win

New Zealand Football: A New Zealand team has qualified for the knockout stages of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first ever time after securing an impressive 2-1 victory over hosts Uruguay in Montevideo. While a historic first in this tournament, it’s the eighth time overall that New Zealand have progressed past pool play at a FIFA event and the first time it has been done with a game in hand. “It’s an amazing moment,” said coach Leon Birnie. “It’s historic for us because we’d never got out... Read More

The Skye’s the limit

Times Online: Seventeen-year-old Skye Bowden made her official Auckland Hearts debut in the Super Smash Cricket T20 Tournament at Lincoln last week against Central Districts. Skye has played for Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club since she was 10, starting in the Under 12 soft ball grade and moved quickly up through the grades into the premier side of which she has been a member for three years. Skye’s talents as a medium pace out-swing bowler and all round batsman were recognised at a very early age and she has represented Auckland... Read More

Kruz Perrott-Hunt commits to Div 1 Basketball Scholarship in US

Basketball New Zealand: Kruz Perrott-Hunt has become the latest young Kiwi to secure an NCAA Division I University basketball scholarship. In the same week he was named in the Tall Blacks squad for the next FIBA World Cup Qualifying window, the Rosmini College guard has committed to the University of South Dakota (USD) under the tutorage of Head Coach Todd Lee. The Coyotes play in the Summit League Conference and also have Brad Davidson on their coaching staff. Davidson will be well known to basketball fans that follow the Australian... Read More