Squash Team Championships

The College Sport Auckland Squash Team Championships were held last week over two days at the National Squash Centre and North Shore Squash Club, with 22 teams participating. The Division 1 Boys final was battled out between Mt Albert Grammar School and Auckland Grammar School, with Mt Albert winning the final match to retain the title. Westlake Girls High School also managed to retain the Division 1 Girls shield, defeating Takapuna Grammar School 3-2 in the last round of the tournament. In the Division 2 tournament at National Squash Centre,…

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Duathlon Championships 2021

The College Sport Auckland Duathlon Championships were held at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday 9 June. The event saw over 200 athletes competing from 22 schools. The event was held in wet overcast conditions where competitors ran and cycled in their respective grade distances as individuals or as part of a team. Special thanks to Pukekohe Motor Sport for the venue and event manager Lynley Twyman from Frankly Done and her team for organising the event. Click here to view the full list of results.        

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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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Premier & 1A Cricket Finals

Last week saw three College Sport Finals to close out the summer. Kings College snuck past Mt Albert Grammar in a low-scoring thriller last Wednesday. Baradene College squared the ledger against Epsom Girls, winning the Premier Girls T20 title also on Wednesday. Sacred Heart were comprehensive victors over Mt Roskill Grammar in the Premier 1A Final on Friday. Click here to read more…  

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Pinehurst win Premier Golf Final

Pinehurst School took out the College Sport Auckland Premier Golf competition after defeating Macleans College in the final last Monday at Pakuranga Golf Club. On paper, the Pinehurst team were not expected to win. Macleans College are former national champions and their current team fields some of New Zealand’s best players. Despite this, Pinehurst won the match by two strokes to take the title for 2021. The team’s manager and teacher in charge, Elizabeth Daly says “All our players deserve a special mention because their team attitude and their motivation…

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Rangitoto Premier Boys win Volleyball Nationals

The Rangitoto College Premier Boys Volleyball team won the New Zealand Secondary School Championships for the first time in their history during Summer Tournament Week in Palmerston North. The team beat Western Heights in the semi final 3-0 and Trident College in the final 3-1. Ethan Skelton was named MVP. This victory completed an amazing season in which they won the North Harbour Senior Super League, the College Sport Auckland Premier Season and the College Sport Auckland Championships. Credit must go to the players but also to Rangitoto ex-students Johann…

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Epsom Girls book ticket to Gillette Venus Cup

This week, nine schools took part in the Gillette Venus Regional Qualifiers for Auckland. The tournament started with two Pools; Westlake Girls, Mt Albert Grammar, Takapuna Grammar, Saint Kentigern and Mt Roskill Grammar battled it out in Pool A, while Epsom Girls, Baradene College, Glendowie College and Diocesan faced off in Pool B. Community Cricket Manager Dean Bartlett said it is a special time for women and girls cricket with the Cricket World Cup less than a year away. “It was awesome to see a festival environment with nine schools…

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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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Triathlon Championships

A stunning day welcomed over 250 students from 25 schools to Point England on Tuesday 16 March. Athletes relished the swim in near perfect conditions of calm waters off the beach, before heading out for multiple laps along Riverside/Dunkirk Road on the bike, and finally making the most of the scenery along the gorgeous shared paths that hug the coast (although for most – they were moving too fast to notice). Crowds of spectators and volunteers greeted the finishers as they ran across the finish line, most exhausted and satisfied…

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Ultimate Senior Outdoor Championships

Perfect weather with almost no wind greeted the 21 competing teams at the 2021 College Sport Auckland Senior Outdoor Ultimate Championships on Sunday at Bruce Pulman Park. Over 7 hours, teams from all over Auckland threw, hucked, dived for, and caught a 175gm plastic disc with skill, grace and enthusiasm. As the competition moved towards the playoffs, the experienced schools brought their A game with the semi-finals in both the Girls and Open Divisions featuring schools who have been playing ultimate for many years. The Girls Division final saw Epsom…

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