COVID-19 Updates

Friday 5 March Update: With the government announcement that Auckland will return the Alert Level 2 at 6.00am on Sunday 7 March, most College Sport Auckland season competitions are able to resume (including Senior Water Polo games as scheduled on Sunday). Schools are being notified of any draw changes. College Sport Auckland is aware that for various reasons, some schools may be unable participate in their scheduled fixtures. If this is the case, schools must contact their opposition and College Sport Auckland as soon as possible. The CSA Lawn Bowls…

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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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Athletics Counties Manukau Zone Date Change

Due to the lockdown affecting several school athletics days, and the close proximity to the NZ Track & Field Championships, the Counties Manukau Zone Athletics Meet has been moved from Wednesday 3 March to Thursday 18 March. The event will still be held at Massey Park, Papakura. Entries will now close on Wednesday 10 March, but any duty requests must be submitted by Wednesday 3 March.

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Athletics Central, East & West Zone Date Change

Due to the current lockdown affecting several school athletics days, and the close proximity to the NZ Track & Field Championships, the Central, East & West Zone Athletics Meet has been moved from Tuesday 2 March to Wednesday 17 March. The event will still be held at Mt Smart Stadium. Entries will now close on Wednesday 10 March, but any duty requests must be submitted by Wednesday 3 March.

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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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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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King’s College win inaugural Premier T20

King’s College have won the inaugural Premier T20 Championship after a tense three-wicket win over Mt Albert Grammar on Saturday. Having won the toss, King’s gave their bowlers first use of a familiar home wicket. Louis Anderson and Muhammad Abbas repaid the faith by bagging a pair of Mt Albert wickets inside the first four overs. King’s bowlers kept attacking the stumps and made it difficult for the visitors to lift their run-rate. Mt Albert duo Umang Patel (39) and Adithya Ashok (39*) fought through the tight lines to push…

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Sports Coordinators Meeting 2021

Our annual Sports Coordinators Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at Alexandra Park. Schools have been sent a link to confirm their attendance by 4 December 2020. The New Sports Coordinators Meeting will commence at 9.30am (if you started any time this year we would encourage you to attend). This is followed by a full Sports Coordinators Meeting from 10.30am in the Top of the Park & the President’s Suite. Attendees will need to confirm/update their school’s contact details and collect their diaries and wall planners prior to…

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