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Aktive Women’s Coach Developer Course 18-19 March

Within Aktive’s Auckland Regional Coach Developer Training programme you will work with our handpicked trainers to upskill and immerse yourself in the role of a coach developer while moving towards mastering the skills of facilitation. This course is specially designed for women participants. As a coach developer you will be equipped to go out and deliver inspiring development workshops and provide other support opportunities for coaches. After attending the training course you will be nationally recognised as someone who can create and lead quality coach development environments. When:  Wednesday 18th – Thursday... Read More

Pilot Tag Football Season underway at Otahuhu College

The first ever College Sport Auckland Tag Football Season commenced yesterday for the South East Zone at Otahuhu College fields. This is a product of the continual growth in the zone tournaments over the last few years and is being piloted by College Sport Auckland and New Zealand Tag Football (NZTFI) with a restricted number of eight girls and eight boys teams. In hot conditions, the season started off with quality organisation and referees thanks to NZTFI and some fiercely competitive games. This 5-week competition allows all teams to play... Read More

Slow pitch softball provides opportunities for developing players

A new format of softball was introduced this week in the Central Zone Division 2 Girls competition. With rules suited to allowing everyone to have a hit, fielders being a lot more active, short games of 30 minutes and easy self-umpiring, this proves to be a fun format for developing players. On hand for the first night of competition was Stanley Doney (Softball NZ Development Manager) to explain the rules to the teams to ensure maximum success and enjoyment. This format is also being offered in Division 2 at the... Read More

Māori Secondary Schoolgirls & Schoolboys Cricket teams named

Maia Lewis and Duncan Murray, respectively, will coach the girls and boys Māori Secondary Schools sides to play Governor General’s XIs at Wellington’s Karori Park later this month. Lewis, a former White Ferns captain who played nine Tests and 78 ODIs for New Zealand (and current Relationship Manager at College Sport Auckland), will coach what will be the inaugural Māori Secondary Schoolgirl’s team; the boys side having been launched last summer. Players from both teams will assemble in Wellington on Tuesday, February 18 and will stay at the Pipitea Marae... Read More

Waiuku College gym opens its doors again

OurAuckland: After 16 months of work, Waiuku College’s refurbished gymnasium is open. That’s great news for the school’s 900-odd students and the Waiuku public, who used the gymnasium regularly outside school hours before it was closed to repair leaky building problems. Forecast to take six months, much more significant work than at first envisaged, has instead taken 16 months, and now school principal Tom Vanderlaan is keen to see the public return. “Most weeks the gym was being used five out of seven nights and we would love to see... Read More