Squash Team Championships 2021

The College Sport Auckland Squash Team Championships were held last week over two days at the National Squash Centre and North Shore Squash Club, with 22 teams participating. The Division 1 Boys final was battled out between Mt Albert Grammar School and Auckland Grammar School, with Mt Albert winning the final match to retain the title. Westlake Girls High School also managed to retain the Division 1 Girls shield, defeating Takapuna Grammar School 3-2 in the last round of the tournament. In the Division 2 tournament at National Squash Centre,…

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Cross Country series concludes with Championships

The College Sport Auckland Cross Country series concluded with 340 competitors from over 30 schools attending the College Sport Auckland Cross Country Championships at Saint Kentigern College on Thursday 3 June. Congratulations to the following students who received medals in their age groups. Junior Girls Eryn Westlake, Rangitoto College Indie Williams, Diocesan School for Girls Nyla Spencer, Rangitoto College Para Girls Charli Gardiner-Hall, Waiuku College Junior Boys Alfie Steedman, Westlake Boys High School Caleb Wagener, Auckland Grammar School Quinn Moss, King’s College Intermediate Girls Stella Hammond, St Dominic’s College Tessa…

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Pinehurst win Premier Golf Final

Pinehurst School took out the College Sport Auckland Premier Golf competition after defeating Macleans College in the final last Monday at Pakuranga Golf Club. On paper, the Pinehurst team were not expected to win. Macleans College are former national champions and their current team fields some of New Zealand’s best players. Despite this, Pinehurst won the match by two strokes to take the title for 2021. The team’s manager and teacher in charge, Elizabeth Daly says “All our players deserve a special mention because their team attitude and their motivation…

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Rangitoto Premier Boys win Volleyball Nationals

The Rangitoto College Premier Boys Volleyball team won the New Zealand Secondary School Championships for the first time in their history during Summer Tournament Week in Palmerston North. The team beat Western Heights in the semi final 3-0 and Trident College in the final 3-1. Ethan Skelton was named MVP. This victory completed an amazing season in which they won the North Harbour Senior Super League, the College Sport Auckland Premier Season and the College Sport Auckland Championships. Credit must go to the players but also to Rangitoto ex-students Johann…

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Triathlon Championships

A stunning day welcomed over 250 students from 25 schools to Point England on Tuesday 16 March. Athletes relished the swim in near perfect conditions of calm waters off the beach, before heading out for multiple laps along Riverside/Dunkirk Road on the bike, and finally making the most of the scenery along the gorgeous shared paths that hug the coast (although for most – they were moving too fast to notice). Crowds of spectators and volunteers greeted the finishers as they ran across the finish line, most exhausted and satisfied…

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Ultimate Senior Outdoor Championships

Perfect weather with almost no wind greeted the 21 competing teams at the 2021 College Sport Auckland Senior Outdoor Ultimate Championships on Sunday at Bruce Pulman Park. Over 7 hours, teams from all over Auckland threw, hucked, dived for, and caught a 175gm plastic disc with skill, grace and enthusiasm. As the competition moved towards the playoffs, the experienced schools brought their A game with the semi-finals in both the Girls and Open Divisions featuring schools who have been playing ultimate for many years. The Girls Division final saw Epsom…

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85th Head of the Harbour Regatta Success

On Saturday 13 February, we held the 85th College Sport Auckland Head of the Harbour Rowing Regatta at Lake Pupuke with 940 students participating – an increase of nearly 90 students from the previous year. This year’s regatta was run very efficiently by the Auckland Rowing Association officials and Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club on the water. It was an amazing day with the weather playing its part and for the first time in many years, we had virtually no wind and no races had to be cancelled. There were…

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NZSS Māori Cricket teams set for Te Whanganui-a-Tara double-headers

There will be a whanau-like feel to this year’s Māori Secondary Schoolgirls and Schoolboys teams with 12 returning players, as well as two sets of siblings, ready to take on the Governor General’s XI’s next week. Two sisters from Rosehill College have been selected for the girls’ team – Kiri and Dale Anderson. Siblings Anika Todd (Mt Albert Grammar School) and Jamal Todd (Auckland Grammar School) are both back for their second year representing the NZSS Māori teams. The whanau feel flows through to the coaching setup too, with former…

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Sports Coordinators Contacts

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Young Violette has her pick of Ivy League Schools

Promising Kiwi thrower and water polo player Violette Perry is bound for one of the world’s most famous universities to further her sporting pursuits and her passion for engineering.  Yale, Harvard or Princeton? These were just some of the ivy league schools courting Violette Perry for 2021. The dual New Zealand youth representative, in water polo and athletics, is a great example of how you can go the distance in both sport and study. Perry, who’s of European-Maori descent, was born in Thailand, moved to Christchurch at age eight with her family, and spent the…

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