Squash Team Championships

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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CLM Women & Girls Coaching Forum

CLM Community Sport are facilitating a free forum for coaches inspiring women and girls teams in the South Auckland area next Monday 14 June, 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Manurewa Netball Centre. This forum will focus on creating positive experiences for women and girls in sport and recreation. Topics covered include reduced energy deficiency and impact, learning styles and motivation, injury prevention, best practices as well as participant voice. Attendees will come away from this forum with the knowledge and behavioural insights to help them support the females they coach. Click…

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CLM Student Coaching Courses

CLM Community Sport are hosting coaching PD sessions for student coaches of Basketball, Football, Netball, and Rugby on Tuesday 25 May and Thursday 3 June. These sessions are for student coaches in years 11, 12, 13 that sports leaders have identified as coaches for 2021 and beyond (if you have any younger students who wish to attend, or coaches of other sports codes, they are more than welcome). Dates & Locations: Tuesday 25 May at Pulman Park Arena Thursday 3 June at Otahuhu Pool and Leisure Centre Time & Content:…

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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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