COVID-19 Updates

Monday 15 November

College Sport Auckland has made the decision to cancel all remaining Term Four sanctioned competitions and events for the remainder of 2021.

We regret being in this position, but ongoing COVID- related restrictions around gathering sizes and uncertainty around when team sports may be able to resume have formed the basis of this decision.

Whilst Year 9 and Year 10 students may return to campus on Wednesday 17 November, some schools are rostering year groups home to reduce numbers and comply with the Health Order and Government guidelines. With only 3-4 weeks left of Term 4 there is insufficient time for teams to be able to train and/or to put them in a situation where they are safe to play. We also appreciate that this is an important time of the year for internal and external examinations and we respect that the academic priority of schools must take precedence.

You will appreciate this is not a decision College Sport Auckland wishes to make, but good sense does need to prevail with the circumstances we are faced with across Auckland.

College Sport Auckland Young Sports Person of the Year Awards (YSPOTY)

The 2021 College Sport YSPOTY awards are being announced on our website and social media platforms this year. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to hold a physical awards dinner. The overall winners will be announced live on Thursday 25 November.

The timeline for the awards are:

Friday 12 November – Finalists listed on the CSA Website
Friday 19 November – YSPOTY finalists announcement on social media
Monday 22 November – YSPOTY sport category winners announcement
Wednesday 24 November – YSPOTY overall category finalists announcement
Thursday 25 November – YSPOTY overall male and female winners live announcement

 

 

Wednesday 15 September

Following the Government’s announcement that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 until at least Wednesday 22 September, College Sport Auckland have made the decision to cancel all remaining winter sports fixtures.

This follows yesterday’s announcement that Cycling Nationals in Timaru have been cancelled. The only code yet to confirm the status of secondary school nationals is basketball.

When Auckland does drop from Alert Level 4 we can expect this will be followed by at least one week at Alert Level 3. If this best case scenario does eventuate that would leave 2 days for competition games to be played. This allows no time for teams to train and/or to put them in a situation where they are safe to play physically.

You will appreciate this is not a decision our organisation wishes to make, but good sense does need to prevail with the circumstances we are faced with across Auckland.

Below is a summary of the College Sport Auckland Premier competitions along with the grade winners.

Boys Premier Basketball

  • The season is complete and all teams have played 14 games
  • Grade winner – Rangitoto College

Boys Senior A Basketball

  • The season is complete and all teams have played 14 games
  • Grade Winner – Mt Roskill Grammar School

Girls Premier Basketball

  • The season is complete and all teams have played 14 games
  • Grade winner – Westlake Girls High School

Girls Senior A Basketball

  • The season is complete and all teams have played 14 games
  • Grade winner – One Tree Hill College

Boys Premier Football

  • The season has ended and all teams have played 13 out of 14 games
  • Grade winner – Saint Kentigern College
  • Only one team will be relegated and the play-off game between 7th in the premier league and 2nd in A1 will not take place

Boys A1 Football

  • The season has ended and all teams have played 13 out of 14 games
  • Grade winner – Macleans College
  • Only one team will be promoted and relegated. The play-off game between 2nd in A1 and 7th in the premier league will not take place at the beginning of next season

Boys A2 Football

  • The season has ended and most teams have played 13 out of 14 games
  • Grade winner – Rosmini College
  • Only one team will be promoted and relegated. The play-off game between 2nd in A2 and 7th in A1 will not take place at the beginning of next season

Girls Premier Football

  • The season has ended and the APC final will not be played between Mt Albert Grammar and Baradene College
  • No winner because the teams came from different pools

Boys Supercity Hockey

  • The season is complete
  • Grade winner – Westlake Boys High School

Girls Supercity Hockey

  • The season is complete
  • Grade winner – St Cuthbert’s College

Auckland Premier 1 Netball

  • The season is complete
  • Grade winner – Baradene College of the Sacred Heart

North Harbour Premier Netball

  • The season is complete
  • Grade winner – Rangitoto College

Auckland 1A Rugby

  • All teams have played 10 out of 11 games and the season has now ended
  • Grade winner – Kelston Boys’ High School
  • Only one team will play in the promotion/relegation game at the beginning of next season
  • 12th in 1A will play off against 1st in 1B

Auckland 1B Rugby

  • All teams have played 10 out of 11 games and the season has now ended
  • Grade winner – Howick College
  • Only one team will play in the promotion/relegation game at the beginning of next season
  • 12th in 1B will play off against 1st in 1C

North Harbour 1A Rugby

  • The season has now ended and the semi-finals and final will not be played
  • Grade winner – Westlake Boys’ High School

Results and final placings for all other winter sports and grades will be posted on the relevant sport pages on our website.

 

Tuesday 7 September

The College Sport Auckland (CSA) Board has met several times under Alert Level 4 to discuss the various possibilities of completing CSA sanctioned winter sports codes this term. The Government deciding to leave Auckland in Alert Level 4 and the length of time in lockdown has severely impacted on our ability to provide viable options to conclude winter sports competitions in a manner we would all find acceptable.

There is considerable uncertainty about when Auckland schools will be able to return to campus. Given the uncertainty and that we are now in week 7 of the term, CSA has made the difficult decision to end the season for all non-premier sport. All current placings in non-premier sport, including all junior grades with incomplete leagues, will be recognised as the end of season placings.

Below is a summary of the remaining games in the various Premier grades (and in Knockout Cup competitions where finalists have been determined) which could take place if schools return to campus before the end of Term 3 and Government regulations permit. This is a less than ideal situation to be in as we all have a vested interest in secondary school sport and want to provide our students with opportunities to participate and compete. Therefore, while it is highly unlikely that any winter sporting Premier competitions will be able to proceed, the following fixtures could take place if Ministry of Health guidelines permit.

Please also note:

  • If Auckland’s alert levels drop very quickly to a point where more Premier sport could be played, we will review that at that time.
  • Winter Premier sport competitions will finish as the term does on Friday 1 October.
  • Summer sport competitions will be programmed to start in Term 4.

Boys Premier Basketball

  • The regular season is complete and all teams have played 14 games.
  • Rangitoto (1) v Westlake Boys (2) to play. If this game is unable to be played by Friday 1 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.

Boys Senior A Basketball

  • The regular season is complete and all teams have played 14 games.
  • Mt Roskill (1) v Sacred Heart (2) to play. If this game is unable to be played by Friday 1 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.

Girls Premier Basketball

  • The regular season is complete and all teams have played 14 games.
  • Westlake Girls (1) v Baradene (2) to play. If this game is unable to be played by Friday 1 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.

Girls Senior A Basketball

  • The regular season is complete and all teams have played 14 games.
  • One Tree Hill (1) v Saint Kentigern (2) to play. If this game is unable to be played by Friday 1 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.

Boys Premier Football

  • The regular season is incomplete, and all teams have played 13 out of 14 games.
  • Round 14 games to be played. If this round is unable to be played by Saturday 2 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.
  • If round 14 is unable to be played, only one team will be promoted and relegated. The play-off game between 7th in the Premier League and 2nd in A1 will not take place at the beginning of next season.

Boys A1 Football

  • The regular season is incomplete, and all teams have played 13 out of 14 games.
  • Round 14 games to be played. If this round is unable to be played by Saturday 2 October, the current regular season standings will be the final standings.
  • If round 14 is unable to be played, only one team will be promoted and relegated. The play-off game between 2nd in A1 and 7th in the Premier League will not take place at the beginning of next season.

Boys A2 Football

  • The regular season is incomplete, and most teams have played 13 out of 14 games.
  • Round 14 games to be played. If this round is unable to be played by Saturday 2 October, the current regular season standings will be the final standings.
  • If round 14 is unable to be played, only one team will be promoted and relegated. The play-off game between 2nd in A2 and 7th in A1 will not take place at the beginning of next season.

Boys A3 Football

  • The regular season is incomplete, and most teams have played 13 out of 14 games.
  • Round 14 games to be played. If this round is unable to be played by Saturday 2 October, the current regular season standings will be the final standings.
  • If round 14 is unable to be played, only one team will be promoted and relegated. The play-off game between 2nd in A3 and 7th in A2 will not take place at the beginning of next season.

Boys Knockout Cup Football

  • All games have been played with only the finals to play.
  • Finals must be played by Saturday 2 October.

Girls Premier Football

  • The regular seasons are complete with only the APC finals to play.
  • Finals must be played by Friday 1 October.

Boys Supercity Hockey

  • The regular season is complete.
  • Westlake Boys (1) v Auckland Grammar (2) to play. If this game is unable to be played by Friday 1 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.

Girls Supercity Hockey

  • The regular season is complete.
  • St Cuthbert’s (1) v Westlake Girls (2) to play. If this game is unable to be played by Friday 1 October, the regular season standings will be the final standings.

Auckland Netball

  • The regular season is complete.
  • Auckland Netball have ended the season and the round robin standings become the final standings.

North Harbour Netball

  • The regular season is complete.
  • North Harbour Netball have ended the season and the round robin standings become the final standings.

Auckland 1A Rugby

  • All teams have played 10 out of 11 games.
  • The season has now ended and the current standings become the final standings.
  • Only one team will play in the promotion/relegation game at the beginning of next season.
  • 12th in 1A will play off against 1st in 1B.

Auckland 1B Rugby

  • All teams have played 10 out of 11 games.
  • The season has now ended and the current standings become the final standings.
  • Only one team will play in the promotion/relegation game at the beginning of next season.
  • 12th in 1B will play off against 1st in 1C.

North Harbour 1A Rugby

  •  The regular season is complete and semi-finals will not be played.
  • The season has now ended and the current standings become the final standings.

 

Tuesday 24 August

Following the Government’s decision to extend Alert Level 4 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August, all College Sport Auckland competitions and events remain on-hold. A decision regarding the resumption of winter sport will be made when the situation becomes clearer.

Although this is disappointing news, it may be possible to resume some school sport towards the end of Term 3.

School sport in Auckland can only resume at Alert Level 2 or lower.

School Sport New Zealand has also announced that all sanctioned events on its calendar until Monday 6 September have been cancelled. This includes Winter Tournament Week, which will be a huge disappointment to the many thousands of students who participate.

 

Wednesday 18 August

Following the Government announcement that Auckland is now at Alert Level 4, all College Sport Auckland competitions and events are on hold until further notice. An update will be provided as soon as possible.

At all times College Sport Auckland will follow the advice and guidance issued by the Government.

All College Sport Auckland staff are now working from home. They can be contacted by email at school.sport@collegesport.co.nz