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Basketball the big mover in School Sport NZ Census

School Sport NZ: While the top 10 sports in terms of students representing their school remains unchanged from 2017, the School Sport NZ Census released last week shows that Basketball continued its growth in the sector to now be the second most popular sport in our secondary schools. Up by just over 800 students (3%) from 2017, the 2018 School Sport NZ Census recorded 26,481 students as pulling on their school Basketball colours, just behind Netball 27,139 (-5%) with Rugby in 3rd spot on 25,317. Badminton also continued its trend... Read More

Traditional Māori ball game kī o rahi, similar to rugby, growing in Auckland

New Zealand Herald: A traditional Māori ball game similar to rugby is on a resurgence, promoting te reo and tikanga along the way. Kī o rahi is a traditional Māori sport played on a circular field, involving two teams both attacking and defending in different ways to outscore their opponents. More than 50,000 people – mostly schoolchildren – play it across the country, there is a dedicated playing field at Waitangi, and teams are even springing up in Europe. In Auckland a new body, Kī o Rahi Tāmaki Makaurau, has... Read More

Sports Coordinators Contacts

The 2019 sports coordinators contacts have been updated under ‘Sports Coordinator Resources’. You must log in to view this information. All new sports coordinators should have received an automated email asking them to set a password for their account (note: it may be in your junk mail). If you haven’t received an email and can’t reset your password, please email school.sport@collegesport.co.nz. Read More

Good Sports Developers Course

Become a champion of positive sporting experiences for kids in your sport When: 20th February – 21st February 2018, 10am-4pm Location: AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale, Auckland Cost: Free Suitable for: Community sport professionals who interface with their community, especially in the young people’s setting. If you are interested in attending the upcoming Good Sports Developers Course please click here to register your expression of interest. The Good Sports Developer course is a free two day course that prepares community sport professionals to engage parents, coaches and other key adult... Read More

Water Polo Rule Changes for 2019

The following rule changes shall be adopted for the 2019 College Sport Auckland Water Polo competitions: The possession time to be reset to 20 seconds after a) a corner throw awarded; b) a rebound after a shot which does not cause change of possession and c) after an exclusion (Premier, Senior A & Junior A only, and only at pools where the possession clock has been adjusted to 20 seconds). Inside the 6m area, when a player is swimming with and/or holding the ball and is impeded (attacked) from behind... Read More

Athletics Changes for 2019

The following changes have been made for the 2019 College Sport Auckland Athletics Zones & Championships: Schools will be permitted to enter any number of athletes (rather than being restricted to 4 per track and 2 per field event) however, all athletes should have met the entry standards. Please ensure you check your athletes’ results against our entry standards before entering them. In field events, any attempts that are not above (or close to) the entry standard may not be measured. For individual events (except hurdles), the top two athletes... Read More

Independent Judicial Panel to investigate 1A rugby complaint

By letters dated 30 November 2018 and 5 December 2018, College Sport Auckland received formal letters of complaint from Saint Kentigern Trust Board over the actions of a group of ten principals who represent schools currently in the 1A/1XV schools rugby competition in Auckland: Aorere College Auckland Grammar School De La Salle College Dilworth School Kelston Boys High School Liston College Mt Albert Grammar School One Tree Hill College Sacred Heart College St Peter’s College The complaint by the Saint Kentigern Trust Board is with regard to the ten principals... Read More

The jumping flanker – Olly Parkinson

College Sport Media: Olly Parkinson has jumped to National Secondary Schools hurdles titles and played for the New Zealand Under-18 Maori rugby team in the past two years. The Auckland Grammar prefect and athletics captain is a recipient of the Sir Wilson Whineray scholarship which entitles him to $15,000 towards University fees, assuming he plays for rugby Grammar Tec. Is Parkinson done on the track? “It’s a huge privilege to get the Whineray scholarship. I’m one of two recipients along with my friend Corey Evans. I’m still going to do... Read More

Overend powers to sprint gold double

Otago Daily Times: Dominic Overend’s class won out — but he had to work to claim the double. The 16-year-old Youth Olympian entered the national secondary school athletics championships as the hot favourite in both the senior boys 100m and 200m. He barely broke a sweat as he cruised through the preliminary stages in both events at the Caledonian Ground. However, the Auckland Grammar School runner found himself chasing King’s College’s Mogammad Smith in the final of the 100m. A slow start had Overend behind, and it took him to... Read More