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College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week
Mt Albert Grammar School v Westlake Boys High School 13th Grade Boys Football Knockout Cup   Macleans College v Saint Kentigern College 1st XI Girls Hockey   Auckland Grammar School supporters at the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ – Auckland Grammar v St Peter’s College 1st XV Rugby   Mt Albert Grammar School v St Peter’s College Premier Boys Basketball   Rosmini College v Rangitoto College 2nd XV Rugby (photo credit: Simon Harmer)   Selwyn College v King’s College 14A Boys Football   Mt Albert Grammar School v Diocesan School Premier... Read More

Kruz Perrott-Hunt Named in Tall Blacks Squad

Kruz Perrott-Hunt Named in Tall Blacks Squad
Rosmini College guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt has been called into the Tall Blacks 20-man training squad ahead of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers against Hong Kong and China later this month. The 17 year old is the only current high school player in the training squad. Kruz will join Rosmini alumni Tohi Smith-Milner and Derone Raukawa at the camp. Rosmini’s current Sports Captain found out about his elevation to the national senior team camp on the eve of his departure to China where he is attending the Nike Asia Camp alongside... Read More

New Zealand Teachers’ Games

New Zealand Teachers’ Games
Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Teachers’ Games (NZTG) which will be held in Mt Maunganui from 30th September – 2nd October 2018. The NZTG is an opportunity for teachers and other school staff to have fun with their colleagues, to compete seriously or socially and to enjoy each other’s company on the sports field. It provides a setting away from the pressures of school for all staff to relax, to network socially and professionally and to experience all the fun that being physically active and part of a... Read More

NZ U18 7’s team selected for Youth Olympics

NZ U18 7’s team selected for Youth Olympics
College Sport Media: New Zealand’s first sevens team to attend the Youth Olympic Games has been announced today. The women’s Under 18 team qualified for the Games after winning the Oceania Under 18 Sevens Championship earlier this year, with the New Zealand Olympic Committee since confirming their inclusion as the female team to attend. New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith congratulated the selected athletes. “The Youth Olympic Games are part of the pathway to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and we’re delighted that a new generation of rugby sevens... Read More

Additional $120m committed to sport and recreation in Auckland

Additional $120m committed to sport and recreation in Auckland
Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation: An additional $120 million has been allocated to sport and recreation in Auckland Council’s 10-year budget – a step in the right direction for the one million Aucklanders, adult and children, who are active each week, says Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive). The additional Auckland Council investment comprises a $120 million Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund which goes some way to address the capital shortfall for sport and recreation of at least $500 million over the next 10 years, as identified... Read More

NZ Women’s team named for FIBA U17 World Cup

NZ Women’s team named for FIBA U17 World Cup
Basketball New Zealand: The Aon New Zealand Women’s Under 17 team has been named ahead of the FIBA Under 17 World Cup being held in Belarus at the end of next month. New Zealand finished fourth at the FIBA Asian Championship in India last October to clinch a spot at the World Cup. The tournament will be a historic occasion as it is the first FIBA age-group World Cup ever attended by a New Zealand Women’s team. That fact is not lost on Tall Fern Charlisse-Leger-Walker, the most experienced member... Read More

Bell on top of the world before Olympics

Bell on top of the world before Olympics
College Sport Media: Oppressively hot weather and a largely unsuitable diet wasn’t enough to prevent Connor Bell from reasserting his status as the best Under-18 discus thrower in the World at the Micronesian Athletics Championships in Vanuatu. The product of Westlake Boys’ High School threw 64.47m in confirming his spot at the Junior Olympics in Argentina in October. If Bell repeats that throw he will break the youth Olympic record. However Bell wasn’t entirely happy with his performance. “64.47 is my third best throw. Last year at Secondary School Nationals... Read More

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week

College Sport Auckland Photos of the Week
Macleans College 1st XI Boys Hockey (Photo credit: Ben Campbell / BC Photography)   Selwyn College v Pakuranga College 2nd XI Boys Football   Long Bay College v Birkenhead College / Hobsonville Point Secondary School Composite Girls 10’s Rugby   Onehunga High School v Pakuranga College 1st XV Boys Rugby   Saint Kentigern v Sacred Heart 1st XI Boys Football   Tangaroa College v Tamaki College 1st XV Boys Rugby   Read More

Waiuku College cricketers ready to compete in Rarotonga

Waiuku College cricketers ready to compete in Rarotonga
AucklandNOW: The Waiuku College 1st XI girls cricket team will soon travel overseas for the first time. The team is heading to Rarotonga in September, where they will compete as part of a sports exchange, against the Rarotongan womens team, club teams and school teams. Captain Kadia Thornton was one of the students who saw the need for a girls cricket team two years ago and helped round up enough players for a team and got teachers on board with the idea. The team went from strength to strength and developed into... Read More

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

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