Weightlifting Championships 2021

Our first Weightlifting Championships was held last weekend on Saturday 22nd May hosted at Functional Strength Olympic and organised by Weightlifting New Zealand . The event allowed two avenues of participation: New to Sport and Competitive. The New to Sport category allowed relatively inexperienced athletes to have exposure to the competitive process in a supportive manner; athletes took their attempts in a round robin format and were provided feedback and support to encourage attainment of ‘good’ lifts. Recognition at the end of the session was based on technical execution and…

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Weightlifting sanctioned for Term 2 2021

College Sport Auckland with Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand (OWNZ) will be hosting the first College Sport Auckland Weightlifting Championships in Term 2 this year. This event will be participation focused, with an emphasis on encouraging involvement from those new to the sport. It will offer students the opportunity to represent their schools and gain competition experience, which in turn may lead to participation in the New Zealand Secondary School Championships in September, or other major OWNZ events. Students attending the CSA Weightlifting Championships will compete in ‘new to sport’ or…

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Student Spotlight: Lucia Doak

Year 13 Kristin student Lucia Doak found her love for water polo at a young age, spotting a flippa ball poster after a swim session at AUT Millennium. Intrigued, she signed up and found out she loved it. After two years Lucia moved into the more advanced sport of water polo and hasn’t stopped playing since. She describes becoming ‘instantly attached’ to the sport after attending development camps and clinics provided by North Harbour Water Polo Club. Lucia first represented New Zealand in 2016, and in November last year she…

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