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Guo ready to represent

Badminton New Zealand: New Zealand’s brightest young badminton talent is ready to represent New Zealand at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. At a small ceremony in Auckland on Saturday, Oscar Guo (Westlake Boys High School) was presented with his playing uniform by former Commonwealth and Olympic player, John Moody, who is now a board member of Badminton New Zealand. Guo has had a strong season in 2018, winning both the Australian Junior International and the Yonex North Harbour International and defending his triple crown at the NZ Under... Read More

Four Westlake Boys students heading to Youth Olympics

1 NEWS: Westlake Boys’ High School’s incredible record of producing top sporting talent isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon, with four students off to next month’s Youth Olympics in Argentina. Having produced the likes of rower Mike Stanley, sailor Dean Barker and Kiwi basketball great Kirk Penney just to name a few, 17-year old discus thrower Connor Bell could be the next Westlake prodigy to shine on the world stage. After winning gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games last year, Bell has been mentored by Dame Valerie... Read More

Badminton athlete planning to peak for Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

NZ Olympic Committee: Oscar Guo has been named to the New Zealand team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 17 year old was selected following strong results at international events early in the year, including the Men’s Singles title at the North Harbour International – his first international title at a senior level. The Westlake Boys’ High School student was ranked 12th on the Badminton World Federation Junior World Ranking List for the Youth Olympic Games and will compete in the men’s singles event and the mixed team event,... Read More

New teams taste success at NZSS Junior Badminton Championships

The first ever New Zealand Secondary School Junior Badminton Championships were held late-November in Auckland. For six Auckland schools, this was their first time attending a NZSS Badminton event, and two of them – ACG Parnell College and Botany Downs Secondary College – headed home as national champions. On the final day of play, all teams in the Boys’ Division played off for their final placings, with the victors of each group meeting each other in the title fight. Top seeded Lynfield College progressed undefeated through the group stage, dropping... Read More

Māori badminton player selected for NZ squad

Māori Television: Westlake Girls High School student Tamara Otene has been selected for the New Zealand Junior Badminton team to take part in the World Championships in October. Otene is the only Māori player to be selected and is using the SkyCity New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Event Centre in Auckland this week to prepare for Indonesia. Otene is relishing the opportunity to compete against players much older than her. It’s an experience that will put her in good stead come October. Otene (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) says, “For New... Read More

Top Seeds Shine at NZSS Badminton Championships

Badminton New Zealand: It was a week that went entirely to plan for the top seeds at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships, with both Westlake Boys’ High School and Macleans College coming through the boys’ and girls’ competitions undefeated. Both teams showed they deserved their seeding, with their skills and experience being tested in two knife-edge contests with the eventual runners-up, Saint Kentigern College and Westlake Girls’ High School. Westlake Boys’ started the week in strong fashion, with convincing 6-0 wins over both Southland Boys’ High and Macleans College.... Read More