Zheng pursues his golf dream in the USA

Times Online: The talent and hard work of golfer Jimmy Zheng has been recognised with the award of an academic and sporting scholarship to Duke University, one of the powerhouses of American Collegiate sport. Zheng, who plays off an impressive handicap of 2.6, captained the Macleans Premier Golf Team during their victory in the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Championship and retention of the title this year. The team is also the Auckland 18 and 9-hole champions. He was named Macleans College Sportsman of the Year for 2019 at the recent senior prizegiving [and won the... Read More

Promising Kiwi basketball player Sam Mennenga gets scholarship to attend Steph Curry’s university

1 NEWS: One of New Zealand’s most promising young basketball players Sam Mennenga has confirmed he’s the latest to accept a university scholarship in the United States. After receiving over 30 offers from a host of US colleges, the Westlake Boys High student will study and play at Davidson College in North Carolina, where two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry went to school. “For me Davidson is the best of both worlds, academically it’s a really good school, basketball wise it really fits my style of play really well,” Mennenga said.... Read More

Junior Water Polo Season Wrap

The College Sport Auckland Junior A Water Polo finals were held over the weekend at Diocesan School. This wrapped up another successful Term 4 junior competition with 60 teams from 33 different schools competing across Auckland. On Friday evening, Diocesan A took out the Junior A Girls final against Rangitoto 11-2. Baradene defeated Western Springs Girls in a close game to take home bronze with a 5-4 win. On Sunday, both Junior A Boys medal matches were closely fought. King’s A played Sacred Heart A in the bronze medal game.... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners

The 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last night at Eden Park. Over 500 people attended to celebrate the outstanding sporting talent of our Auckland secondary school students. The Aorere College kapa haka group provided a great opening for the awards, Stacey Morrison was excellent as MC and World Para Swimming Champion, Cameron Leslie, shared his inspirational story with all the students and guests. The Rugby Union Boys winner – Aidan Morgan from King’s College spoke on behalf of all the finalists to thank everyone who... Read More

ACG Parnell Badminton star wins two national titles

ACG Parnell College student, Daniel Hu, has enjoyed a very successful year of badminton. Daniel won the Junior Boys Singles competition at the College Sport Auckland Badminton Championships in August, and earlier this month he took top honours at New Zealand Badminton YONEX National Championships, winning both the singles and doubles titles in the Boys Under 15 division. Daniel has been playing competitive badminton for four years and this remarkable success marks the high point of his athletic career so far. Representing Auckland at the event, he encountered some formidable opponents... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Finalists

  College Sport Auckland is pleased to announce the finalists for our 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Congratulations to the following students who will be invited to attend the Awards on Thursday 14 November 2019.   Athletics Boys Connor Bell, Westlake Boys High School Dominic Overend, Auckland Grammar School Jayden Williamson, Rosmini College Athletics Girls Charlotte Holland, St Cuthbert’s College Lisa Putt, Saint Kentigern College Kaia Tupu-South, Westlake Girls High School Badminton Boys Ricky Cheng, Westlake Boys High School Joshua Feng, Westlake Boys High School Clive Luna,... Read More

The rugby Princess kicking up a storm

LockerRoom: Remember this name: Angel Praise Princess Elliot. Or simply, Princess. Given her name by parents who saw her as a gift from heaven, Princess Elliot looks to also have been blessed with celestial talents on the sports field. The 18-year-old, whose family moved from Kawerau so she could play elite school netball in Auckland, has now changed direction to become one of the most promising young rugby players in the country. Her childhood dream to become “a Silver Fern, a doctor and a singer” has changed to becoming a... Read More

Westlake’s Jock McKenzie balancing cricket and rugby

College Sport Media: Rugby or cricket? Cricket or rugby? At some stage sooner rather than later, multi-talented Westlake Boys’ High School sportsman Jock McKenzie will likely have to choose between the two sports that recently saw him represent New Zealand teams in both sports in the space of a week. “I have been playing both all my life. I don’t have a preference for either, I just want to play both for as long as I can,” enthused Jock. For good reason too. Jock recently swapped his rugby boots for... Read More

Bylaw Changes for 2020

At the College Sport Auckland Board Meeting held 26 September 2019, the board ratified the updated College Sport Auckland Bylaws for 2020. These new bylaws include significant changes for students who transfer to College Sport Auckland member schools and want to play premier sport. The key changes for premier competitions in 2020 are: The maximum number of New to School students permitted in each Premier squad has been reduced for most sports – these numbers are set out in the Sanctioned Sport Schedule for 2020. A New to School student who... Read More