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NZ U19 legspinner Adi Ashok a World Cup wicket-taking threat

Stuff: It takes something special for a year nine student to be a member of his school’s first XI cricket team. But Adi Ashok was, four years ago at Mt Albert Grammar School in Auckland, and now he’s representing his country on the world stage. The 17-year-old legspinner has been included in New Zealand’s squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, which begins this weekend, and will be one of the team’s key players, even though he is young enough to go again two years from now.... Read More

Sports Coordinators Meeting 2020

Our Annual Sports Coordinators Meeting will be held at Alexandra Park, Hobson Room, Level 3 on Thursday 23 January 2020.   9.00am-9.30am Registration for new sports coordinators 9.30am-10.15am New Sports Coordinators Meeting 9.30am-10.30am Registration for all other sports coordinators 10.30am-10.55am Welcome and important information from CEO + Term 1 Highlights 10.55am-11.15am Workshop 1 (choose from the options below) 11.15am-11.35am Workshop 2 (choose from the options below) 11.35am-12.00pm Guest Speaker 12.00pm-12.30pm Lunch   Workshop 1 (10.55am – 11.15am) Bylaws: information around changes to the Premier Bylaws and requirements for Premier Registrations and Primary... Read More

Zheng pursues his golf dream in the USA

Times Online: The talent and hard work of golfer Jimmy Zheng has been recognised with the award of an academic and sporting scholarship to Duke University, one of the powerhouses of American Collegiate sport. Zheng, who plays off an impressive handicap of 2.6, captained the Macleans Premier Golf Team during their victory in the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Championship and retention of the title this year. The team is also the Auckland 18 and 9-hole champions. He was named Macleans College Sportsman of the Year for 2019 at the recent senior prizegiving [and won the... Read More

Promising Kiwi basketball player Sam Mennenga gets scholarship to attend Steph Curry’s university

1 NEWS: One of New Zealand’s most promising young basketball players Sam Mennenga has confirmed he’s the latest to accept a university scholarship in the United States. After receiving over 30 offers from a host of US colleges, the Westlake Boys High student will study and play at Davidson College in North Carolina, where two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry went to school. “For me Davidson is the best of both worlds, academically it’s a really good school, basketball wise it really fits my style of play really well,” Mennenga said.... Read More

Junior Water Polo Season Wrap

The College Sport Auckland Junior A Water Polo finals were held over the weekend at Diocesan School. This wrapped up another successful Term 4 junior competition with 60 teams from 33 different schools competing across Auckland. On Friday evening, Diocesan A took out the Junior A Girls final against Rangitoto 11-2. Baradene defeated Western Springs Girls in a close game to take home bronze with a 5-4 win. On Sunday, both Junior A Boys medal matches were closely fought. King’s A played Sacred Heart A in the bronze medal game.... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners

The 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last night at Eden Park. Over 500 people attended to celebrate the outstanding sporting talent of our Auckland secondary school students. The Aorere College kapa haka group provided a great opening for the awards, Stacey Morrison was excellent as MC and World Para Swimming Champion, Cameron Leslie, shared his inspirational story with all the students and guests. The Rugby Union Boys winner – Aidan Morgan from King’s College spoke on behalf of all the finalists to thank everyone who... Read More

ACG Parnell Badminton star wins two national titles

ACG Parnell College student, Daniel Hu, has enjoyed a very successful year of badminton. Daniel won the Junior Boys Singles competition at the College Sport Auckland Badminton Championships in August, and earlier this month he took top honours at New Zealand Badminton YONEX National Championships, winning both the singles and doubles titles in the Boys Under 15 division. Daniel has been playing competitive badminton for four years and this remarkable success marks the high point of his athletic career so far. Representing Auckland at the event, he encountered some formidable opponents... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Finalists

  College Sport Auckland is pleased to announce the finalists for our 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Congratulations to the following students who will be invited to attend the Awards on Thursday 14 November 2019.   Athletics Boys Connor Bell, Westlake Boys High School Dominic Overend, Auckland Grammar School Jayden Williamson, Rosmini College Athletics Girls Charlotte Holland, St Cuthbert’s College Lisa Putt, Saint Kentigern College Kaia Tupu-South, Westlake Girls High School Badminton Boys Ricky Cheng, Westlake Boys High School Joshua Feng, Westlake Boys High School Clive Luna,... Read More

The rugby Princess kicking up a storm

LockerRoom: Remember this name: Angel Praise Princess Elliot. Or simply, Princess. Given her name by parents who saw her as a gift from heaven, Princess Elliot looks to also have been blessed with celestial talents on the sports field. The 18-year-old, whose family moved from Kawerau so she could play elite school netball in Auckland, has now changed direction to become one of the most promising young rugby players in the country. Her childhood dream to become “a Silver Fern, a doctor and a singer” has changed to becoming a... Read More