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The jumping flanker – Olly Parkinson

College Sport Media: Olly Parkinson has jumped to National Secondary Schools hurdles titles and played for the New Zealand Under-18 Maori rugby team in the past two years. The Auckland Grammar prefect and athletics captain is a recipient of the Sir Wilson Whineray scholarship which entitles him to $15,000 towards University fees, assuming he plays for rugby Grammar Tec. Is Parkinson done on the track? “It’s a huge privilege to get the Whineray scholarship. I’m one of two recipients along with my friend Corey Evans. I’m still going to do... Read More

Overend powers to sprint gold double

Otago Daily Times: Dominic Overend’s class won out — but he had to work to claim the double. The 16-year-old Youth Olympian entered the national secondary school athletics championships as the hot favourite in both the senior boys 100m and 200m. He barely broke a sweat as he cruised through the preliminary stages in both events at the Caledonian Ground. However, the Auckland Grammar School runner found himself chasing King’s College’s Mogammad Smith in the final of the 100m. A slow start had Overend behind, and it took him to... Read More

NZ claim bronze medal in Uruguay

New Zealand Football: New Zealand have made history by claiming the bronze medal at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after defeating Canada 2-1 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. Leon Birnie’s side became the first New Zealand national team to claim a medal at any FIFA tournament. In five previous FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups, New Zealand had never finished higher than 12th. New Zealand got off to a fantastic start when they scored twice in the opening 13 minutes through a Grace Wisnweksi double, but Canada got within... Read More