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

Jazz hitting the right notes for St Mary’s

College Sport Media: “We never had a basketball community until a couple of years ago. We are still a young team and more and more girls want to play,” Jazz Kailahi-Fulu of St Mary’s College, Ponsonby warns rivals. The Auckland outfit have just completed their best ever season, finishing with a 30-1 record. St Mary’s was third at the Nationals in Palmerston North last week and won their first Auckland and Zone 1 regional titles. “Our results don’t surprise me. We have worked really hard this season and had a... Read More

Saint Kentigern win Schick Championships ‘AA’ Boys Title

Basketball New Zealand: The ‘AA’ Basketball champions were crowned at the 2019 Schick Secondary Schools National Championships in Palmerston North on Saturday. In the Boys’ Final, Saint Kentigern College won their first ‘AA’ Schick Championship with a decisive 77-51 win against defending champions Rosmini College. The powerful presence of Shalom Broughton proved to be the difference as Saint Kentigern College defeated Rosmini College 77-51 for their maiden ‘AA’ title. The power forward put together a colossal performance, corralling 23 rebounds in addition to 24 points and 6 assists. He was ably... Read More

Baradene claim national team time trial honours

Cycling New Zealand: Baradene College took out the major girls honours in the team time trial on the opening day of the Cycling New Zealand School Road Championships in Manawatu. Baradene College won two of the three team time trial titles in the under-16 and under-20 grades and were third in the year 7-8 to complete an outstanding start to the championships. Nearly 600 riders from 84 schools are taking part in the 52nd annual schools championship, staged over three days with the team time trials on day one, road... Read More

NZSS Netball Team Profile: Avondale College

The 2019 NZSS Netball Championships are at Saxton Stadium, Nelson in the second week of the school holidays from 8-11 October. Sixteen of the country’s leading netball schools recently qualified to attend from the three recent zone tournaments. caught up with Avondale College, who won the national tournament in 2000 and 2002 and have qualified in 2019 for the first time in five years. They are in Pool B, alongside Manukura, Villa Maria College and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. Click here to read more about the team,... Read More