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Talented Kiwi basketballers increasingly thriving in US system

1 NEWS: Like our junior footballers, a new young wave of basketballers is leading the charge, as a pathway to America now becomes clearer. There’s over 100 young Kiwi men and women on lucrative scholarships with top US universities, and a lot more to follow, as booming basketball numbers and college educations combine. One of those is six-foot-10 former Westlake Boys’ High School student Yanni Wetzell, from Auckland’s North Shore. He has one year left in the American college system, studying for a master’s in business and playing ball for... Read More

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

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

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