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Balanced squad named for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Balanced squad named for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
New Zealand Football: New Zealand U-17 Women’s Head Coach Leon Birnie has named a balanced squad for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay next month. The 21-player squad includes Football Ferns goalkeeper Anna Leat and three other players in Gabrielle Rennie, Aneka Mittendorf and Maggie Jenkins who represented New Zealand at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August. Birnie believes his squad will be well prepared to handle the challenge of Finland, hosts Uruguay and Ghana in the tournament that will be staged in three host cities... Read More

Boys Football Knockout Cup Champions

Boys Football Knockout Cup Champions
The College Sport Auckland Boys Football Knockout Cup Finals were held last Saturday at Bill McKinlay Park. 13th Grade Champions – Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School played Auckland Grammar School in 13th Grade final which was a closely fought match right to the bitter end with the only goal scored by Mt Albert just before full time. 15th Grade Champions – Rutherford College In the 15th Grade final, Rutherford College fought hard to come away 2-1 win against Westlake Boys High School. Senior Champions – Auckland Grammar... Read More

Marist College 1st XI cap off the perfect season

Marist College 1st XI cap off the perfect season
The Marist College 1st XI Football team ended the season in style by claiming the prestigious Maurice Hulme Trophy in Rotorua, and with it, keeping their perfect record intact this season. This team has had a remarkable year, remaining unbeaten all season (a run of 21 games) and along the way claiming the Senior A1 title, the APC Division 2 title and the Maurice Hulme Trophy. The team is coached by John Vujnovich & Neven Grgicevich who have coached at the school for the past three years however it was... Read More

Baradene win maiden NZSS title

Baradene win maiden NZSS title
College Sport Media: A long season of hard-work and dedication paid off for the Baradene First XI on Saturday, winning the NZSS Girls Premier Lotto tournament in Taupo. Second in the Auckland Provincial Championship, Baradene went one better in Taupo, beating Hamilton Girls’ High School 3-1 in the final to claim the school’s maiden NZSS Premier title. “When the final whistle blew in the final, the girls were just ecstatic,” said team manager Bernadette Goulding. “This was the first time Baradene had been in a national final and to win... Read More

Golding double and cool Sacred Heart heads books an Auckland final in Christchurch

Golding double and cool Sacred Heart heads books an Auckland final in Christchurch
College Sport Media: A double to Thomas Golding has booked Mt Albert Grammar School a spot in their first Lotto Premier Boys Final since the year they won the competition in 2012. Meanwhile Sacred Heart (Auckland) have made their fifth straight final in the row dating back to 2014. Sacred Heart and St Pats Wellington who already met in a 1 all draw on Tuesday, will go down as one of the better semi finals for a while. Going all the way to spot kicks after an end to end... Read More

Saint Kentigern, Marist & Epsom claim APC titles

Saint Kentigern, Marist & Epsom claim APC titles
College Sport Auckland’s Girls Football Auckland Provincial Championship (APC) finals were held yesterday at Western Springs Football Club. All three matches were closely fought, with two games going into extra time and the Division 1 final ending in a penalty shootout. Epsom Girls Grammar School took the APC Junior A title for the third year in a row, beating Mt Albert Grammar School 1-0. Junior A MVP: McKensie Metzger, Mt Albert Grammar School Marist College went in to the APC Division 2 final quietly confident as they were unbeaten throughout... Read More

Glendowie’s rise from winless league season to grand final

Glendowie’s rise from winless league season to grand final
College Sport Media: They didn’t win a game in the Senior A1 competition last year but Auckland’s Glendowie College 1st XI Girls Football side are just one victory away from clinching the Auckland Provincial Championship (APC) Division Two title on Wednesday. Playing in the College Sport Auckland Senior A1 Competition in 2017, the East Auckland based school were fortunate not to be relegated come the end of the season with just four draws to their name. Despite this, it was evident the team had the ability to play the beautiful game... Read More

Schoolgirls feature in NZ U/20 Football Squad

Schoolgirls feature in NZ U/20 Football Squad
College Sport Media: In October 2017, New Zealand become the first nation to qualify for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. New Zealand won the Oceania Football Confederation Under-19 Women’s Championship for a sixth time to earn their place in France in August, 2018. The Oceania tournament featured six countries: New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tonga with the Kiwis winning all five matches and outscoring opponents 48 goals to one. On Monday a provisional World Cup squad was selected and the following school... Read More

Football players to watch

Football players to watch
College Sport Media recently put together a list of promising football players who should feature prominently throughout the remainder of 2018. Below are some Auckland students identified as players to watch this year. Hannah Blake (Saint Kentigern College) The Saint Kentigern College Striker helped her school to an outstanding 2017 season winning the College Sport Auckland Championship, Knockout Cup and the NZSS title. The prolific striker will be on hand for some of her final College season as she also has to juggle her commitments with the New Zealand U-20... Read More

Ben Matthews named Student Official of the Year

Ben Matthews named Student Official of the Year
Northern Football Federation: He is known by his peers as being a big stickler for rules, so it comes as no surprise that Long Bay College student Ben Matthews tried his hand at refereeing. He hasn’t looked back. The 17-year old is a keen footballer and juggling both school and club football commitments meant time wasn’t on his side to take up the whistle earlier. “I had been wanting to be a qualified referee for a long time but I wouldn’t have been able to juggle refereeing and playing for... Read More