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It’s cool to throw like a girl

Newsroom: The connotations of “throwing like a girl” are a long distance away from what they used to be. In 2019, that girl is strong, powerful and not afraid to take on the world. She is a young woman like world junior shot put champion Maddison Wesche, or Commonwealth Games hammer throw gold medallist Julia Ratcliffe. To ensure there are more girls like them, Athletics New Zealand have launched their #ThrowLikeAGirl initiative – to embrace all those qualities and encourage more young women to try throwing. Led by highly successful... Read More

Celebrating Student Volunteer Week

Netball New Zealand: Fourteen-year-old Hallie has loved netball since the first time she picked up a ball at the age of five. Her passion for the game has led her to put her hand up for anything related to the game, including being a Student Volunteer Coach. “The most rewarding part of volunteering as a coach is seeing what the team has picked up from me during the season to use in the game. Seeing them improve and develop is just the best.” Having successfully coached her 2018 team to... Read More

National secondary school volleyball title for Westlake Girls

Stuff: Westlake Girls’ High School are the national secondary school girls volleyball champions after winning the national tournament at the Arena in Palmerston North last week. Westlake beat Otumoetai College, of Tauranga, 3-1 in the girls’ final on Friday afternoon. The two sides were level 1-all after the first two sets, but Westlake won the next two to seal the win. Westlake, who won all three pool games 3-0, beat Trident High School, of Whakatane, 3-0 in the semifinal and Aorere College, of Auckland, 3-1 in the quarterfinal. Click here to read the full... Read More

Kingi getting ahead by going backwards

Māori Television: More than 2000 high school rowers are at Karāpiro this week for the Maadi Cup. Among them is Jadin Kingi from Sacred Heart in Auckland who is chasing gold on his home awa, Waikato. Jadin Kingi has reached the finals in two events at this week’s Maadi Cup national secondary schools rowing competition. And he might have a huge advantage up his sleeve, “Waikato is my river, my awa,” he says. “So, I say a quick prayer before I race so I can get the mana.” Kingi (Waikato,... Read More

Independent Judicial Panel’s determination of Saint Kentigern 1A rugby complaint

College Sport Auckland accept the findings of the Independent Judicial Panel’s Investigation into the complaint brought to College Sport Auckland by Saint Kentigern Trust Board. We thank the panel for the significant time and consideration they have put into this very comprehensive investigation. College Sport Auckland is currently consulting with all its member schools as part of its biannual bylaw review. The eligibility of transferring students playing in all of its premier sports is a key part of this review. Mark P Shanahan (Board Chair) & Jim Longergan (CEO) College... Read More

Four records broken at first athletics zone meet

The Central Western Zone Athletics meet was held yesterday at Trusts Arena in Henderson. In hot and sunny conditions, four College Sport Auckland records were broken throughout the day. One of the first field events of the day was the Intermediate Boys High Jump. Rosmini College student Jayden Williamson was unable to compete at the North Harbour Zone meet, so he entered the Central Western Zone where he cleared 2.00m to break the College Sport Auckland record. The Intermediate Boys High Jump record of 1.95m was set in 2008 by... Read More

One Tree Hill & Mt Albert are Senior Softball ODT Champions

The College Sport Auckland Senior Softball One Day Tournament was held yesterday at Rosedale Park. Three Mt Albert Grammar School teams made the finals, with Mt Albert girls playing against One Tree Hill College and their Blue and Gold teams battling for the boys title. One Tree Hill College took out the girls final 3-2 and Mt Albert Grammar Blue Boys claimed a 10-1 win to become the 2019 Senior Softball ODT champions. Click here for the full results. 1st Girls: One Tree Hill College 1st Boys: Mt Albert Grammar School... Read More

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