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Independent Judicial Panel to investigate 1A rugby complaint

By letters dated 30 November 2018 and 5 December 2018, College Sport Auckland received formal letters of complaint from Saint Kentigern Trust Board over the actions of a group of ten principals who represent schools currently in the 1A/1XV schools rugby competition in Auckland: Aorere College Auckland Grammar School De La Salle College Dilworth School Kelston Boys High School Liston College Mt Albert Grammar School One Tree Hill College Sacred Heart College St Peter’s College The complaint by the Saint Kentigern Trust Board is with regard to the ten principals... Read More

The jumping flanker – Olly Parkinson

College Sport Media: Olly Parkinson has jumped to National Secondary Schools hurdles titles and played for the New Zealand Under-18 Maori rugby team in the past two years. The Auckland Grammar prefect and athletics captain is a recipient of the Sir Wilson Whineray scholarship which entitles him to $15,000 towards University fees, assuming he plays for rugby Grammar Tec. Is Parkinson done on the track? “It’s a huge privilege to get the Whineray scholarship. I’m one of two recipients along with my friend Corey Evans. I’m still going to do... Read More

Overend powers to sprint gold double

Otago Daily Times: Dominic Overend’s class won out — but he had to work to claim the double. The 16-year-old Youth Olympian entered the national secondary school athletics championships as the hot favourite in both the senior boys 100m and 200m. He barely broke a sweat as he cruised through the preliminary stages in both events at the Caledonian Ground. However, the Auckland Grammar School runner found himself chasing King’s College’s Mogammad Smith in the final of the 100m. A slow start had Overend behind, and it took him to... Read More

NZ claim bronze medal in Uruguay

New Zealand Football: New Zealand have made history by claiming the bronze medal at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after defeating Canada 2-1 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. Leon Birnie’s side became the first New Zealand national team to claim a medal at any FIFA tournament. In five previous FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups, New Zealand had never finished higher than 12th. New Zealand got off to a fantastic start when they scored twice in the opening 13 minutes through a Grace Wisnweksi double, but Canada got within... Read More

Water Polo Trans-Tasman Secondary School Test Series

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the 2018 New Zealand Water Polo Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams. Both the Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams will participate in the Trans-Tasman three test series against their Australian counterparts, 18 – 20 December 2018.   The New Zealand Secondary School Girls squad is: Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Charlie Hooke, Diocesan School for Girls Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College (Captain) Lucia Doak, Kristin School Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Samantha Milicich, Baradene College Georgia Milne, St Cuthbert’s College Annabel Norris, St Margaret’s... Read More

NZ through to U17 Women’s World Cup semifinals

NZ Herald: The New Zealand U-17 women’s team has shocked the footballing world by defeating Japan on penalties to make the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – the first time a side from this country has ever made the final four of a FIFA event. Having earlier become the first team from New Zealand to make the quarter-finals of a World Cup and breaking several other records in the process, coach Leon Birnie and his charges were very much already in unchartered territory as they took to... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners

The 28th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last night at Eden Park. Eru Paranihi hosted an excellent evening acknowledging some of the top young sportspeople across the greater Auckland area. Commonwealth weightlifting gold medalist David Liti and his coach Tina Ball entertained guests and finalists as guest speakers. Girls Underwater Hockey winner, Mackenzie Buick (Mahurangi College) delivered a great speech on behalf of all the finalists. Footballer Hannah Blake (Saint Kentigern College) was named the 2018 Young Sportswoman of the Year. Finalists for this prestigious award... Read More

History made with Uruguay win

New Zealand Football: A New Zealand team has qualified for the knockout stages of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first ever time after securing an impressive 2-1 victory over hosts Uruguay in Montevideo. While a historic first in this tournament, it’s the eighth time overall that New Zealand have progressed past pool play at a FIFA event and the first time it has been done with a game in hand. “It’s an amazing moment,” said coach Leon Birnie. “It’s historic for us because we’d never got out... Read More

The Skye’s the limit

Times Online: Seventeen-year-old Skye Bowden made her official Auckland Hearts debut in the Super Smash Cricket T20 Tournament at Lincoln last week against Central Districts. Skye has played for Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club since she was 10, starting in the Under 12 soft ball grade and moved quickly up through the grades into the premier side of which she has been a member for three years. Skye’s talents as a medium pace out-swing bowler and all round batsman were recognised at a very early age and she has represented Auckland... Read More