Boucher thriving in big games

College Sport Media: “We love it. It’s a great feeling to play in front of a big crowd. It’s about bragging rights in Takapuna. If we lose, the whole school suffers,” Jayden Boucher responds when asked about the increasing hype surrounding the Rosmini College basketball fixture against Westlake Boys’ High School. This Friday, the two North Harbour powerhouses will clash in front of a crowd of more than a thousand at Eventfinda Stadium. With only three rounds remaining in the College Sport Auckland Premier Season, both schools are in desperate…

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Brearna Crawford claims NZ Open Record

Mt Albert Grammar School: World Junior Championships-bound swimmer Brearna Crawford led the way and rewrote the record books with outstanding early season form at the annual Evolution Swim Meet held in Hamilton. Brearna become New Zealand’s fastest female short course 100m Breaststroke swimmer when she broke the NZ Open Record in a classy time of 1.07.14sec. Brearna continues her preparation and will leave on 6 August for a 10-day preparation camp in Vienna before competing at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Brearna set nine other records…

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Flying high in pursuit of excellence – Kobe Anitelea

OurAuckland: In the second of a three-part series, [OurAuckland] spoke to Kobe Atamu Anitelea, a water polo player from Papatoetoe and winner of Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board’s Pursuit of Excellence Award. Water polo isn’t a popular sport in Pacific communities but 15-year-old Kobe Atamu Anitelea is trying to change this perception by being one of the very few Pacific premier secondary school players in this sport. Papatoetoe resident Kobe took the next step towards his goal after his team went to compete in a championship in Australasia. Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board’s Pursuit…

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Pursuing all-round excellence – Jaden Movold

Channel Magazine: AIMES Winner Q & A: Jaden Movold In 2015 Jaden Movold won the AIMES Junior Excellence Award for Services to the Community. As part of [Channel’s] feature looking at what has happened to a number of past winners, Christine Young caught up with Jaden and what he’s achieved over the past few years – as well as what his ambitions are for the future. Christine Young: What excites you about the many activities it is you are involved in and in particular those where you contribute in some…

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