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Mt Albert Grammar and Westlake Girls claim squash team champs titles

Squash Auckland: After two days of tough competition at the North Shore Squash Club, the 2019 College Sport Auckland Squash Team Champions have been decided with Mt Albert Grammar (Boys Division 1) and Westlake Girls (Girls Division 1) claiming the shields. The Girls Division 1 draw saw Westlake Girls joined by Orewa College, St Cutherbert’s, and Epsom Girls in a round robin format.  The final round saw a showdown between Westlake Girls and Orewa College for the title, with the Westlake team of Myriam Lotfy, Danielle Duberly, Eva Gooch, Da Eun Baek,... Read More

Maama brothers share basketball

Times: Like many young men in New Zealand, Josiah and Sione Maama grew up believing that the only sport worth playing was rugby. In fact, the two former Pakuranga College students came across basketball purely by chance. As Josiah recalls, “One day, in Year 9, rugby training got cancelled as it was hailing so I went into the basketball gym to find shelter until my mum picked me up. To kill time I watched the basketball trials. Coach Reg Matenga thought I was a trialist and put me on the... Read More

Auckland teen doesn’t let wheelchair hold her back from umpiring her favourite sport – netball

1 NEWS: Pakuranga College student Gabby Wright has umpired her first ever netball competition from a wheelchair. The 15-year-old is believed to be New Zealand Netball’s first ever wheelchair umpire. “It was really good, I was smiling the whole time apparently,” said Wright. Three years ago Wright was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an in inflammation of the spinal cord which has left her paralysed from the waist down and only a 30 per cent chance of walking again. But that hasn’t stopped the Auckland teen from being a part of... Read More

Auckland Grammar & Epsom Girls win Indoor Ultimate Championships

The frisbee action moved indoors in Term 2 with the College Sport Auckland Indoor Ultimate Championships held at Pulman Arena. Eighteen teams from ten schools competed across the Open and Girls divisions with first-time entries from Birkenhead College and Rosmini College. The games were played in a fun, competitive atmosphere – as befits the self-refereed sport of Ultimate. The last round saw many close games as the teams sorted themselves out into groups that matched their abilities. In the Open final, Westlake Boys High School took on Auckland Grammar with... Read More

Meet the new legspin whiz New Zealand Cricket will unleash on Australia

Stuff: He’s a familiar recent cricketing tale, Adithya Ashok. Born in India, the family moved from Chennai to New Zealand when young Adithya was four and he started bowling some seriously good legspin. So good that he was promoted into Mt Albert Grammar School’s first XI in year nine, and took the remarkable figures of 6-12 for Auckland against Northern Districts at the national under-17 tournament in January. Click here to read more…   Read More