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Two Westlake volleyballers preparing for test series against Australia

College Sport Media: Westlake Girls’ High School defended their NZSS Senior Girls Volleyball crown earlier this year. Following that success, two of their students, Tam Otene and Kaila Ru have been selected to represent the Senior New Zealand Women’s team. The year 13 Westlake GHS pair will join their New Zealand teammates for the three-match international series against Australia on 5-7 June in Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington. Tam plays outside hitter and Kaila is a middle blocker. They earned selection following a combined camp for the U23/Senior Women’s players... Read More

Good Sports Coach Developer Course

The Good Sports Developers Course prepares community sport professionals to engage parents, coaches and other key adult influencers in their communities around what makes a positive sporting experience for children. Good Sports Developers learn Aktive’s unique approach to helping groups of adults work through the key issues that can make or break a young person’s experience in sport. Many programmes addressing children’s sport use a carrot and stick approach that punishes or stigmatises negative behaviour. Aktive believes for substantial transformative change to be achieved, adults who affect children’s sport need... Read More

Touch and netball keeping Jaymie Kolose busy

College Sport Media: ​Jaymie Kolose has recently returned from the Touch World Cup in Malaysia, where the Touch Blacks Women’s side made the final against Australia, and she is in the Warriors Women’s squad for the new NRL Touch competition. She has also been selected in the New Zealand Secondary School Netball Team that is preparing to take on England U19 in July in Auckland. caught up with year 13 Saint Kentigern College’s Jaymie to find out more about her busy sporting life. Click here to read... Read More

PPTA Action Day on 29 May

The College Sport Auckland CEO and Board have agreed not to cancel school sport on 29 May. “We do realise many schools will be significantly impacted by the industrial action, however we have decided not to have a blanket postponement or cancellation. Because of extent of this industrial action, there is no imposed penalty for rescheduling e.g. home advantage is NOT forfeited.”   Procedure for rescheduling a fixture: Fixtures must be rescheduled at least one week before the date of play. The school wishing to reschedule a fixture should then... Read More

Dalton’s many paths merge towards US basketball

Newsroom: For someone who is just 17, Tayla Dalton has already travelled many roads. They’ve led to elite netball courts, surf-lifesaving beaches and gymnasiums. The teenager has taken many steps in many different guises. Some have been tinged with sadness following the sudden loss of her mother, former Silver Fern Tania Dalton, in early 2017. As head girl of North Shore’s Carmel College, Dalton is a leader among her peers. In her role at the Tania Dalton Foundation, she’s likened herself to a receptionist, helping to coordinate interviews for scholarship... Read More

College Sport Auckland Squash Season Preview

Squash Auckland: A new season of inter-school competition for hundreds of teenage squash players begins on the 13th May with the start of the 2019 College Sport Auckland Squash competition. 82 teams from 25 schools will compete across seven different grades throughout Term 2 on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at various clubs, public facilities, and schools. For the first time in seven years, team numbers have shown an increase from the previous season in what College Sport Auckland and Squash Auckland hope is the start of a new trend of... Read More