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Pilot Tag Football Season underway at Otahuhu College

The first ever College Sport Auckland Tag Football Season commenced yesterday for the South East Zone at Otahuhu College fields. This is a product of the continual growth in the zone tournaments over the last few years and is being piloted by College Sport Auckland and New Zealand Tag Football (NZTFI) with a restricted number of eight girls and eight boys teams. In hot conditions, the season started off with quality organisation and referees thanks to NZTFI and some fiercely competitive games. This 5-week competition allows all teams to play... Read More

Slow pitch softball provides opportunities for developing players

A new format of softball was introduced this week in the Central Zone Division 2 Girls competition. With rules suited to allowing everyone to have a hit, fielders being a lot more active, short games of 30 minutes and easy self-umpiring, this proves to be a fun format for developing players. On hand for the first night of competition was Stanley Doney (Softball NZ Development Manager) to explain the rules to the teams to ensure maximum success and enjoyment. This format is also being offered in Division 2 at the... Read More

Māori Secondary Schoolgirls & Schoolboys Cricket teams named

Maia Lewis and Duncan Murray, respectively, will coach the girls and boys Māori Secondary Schools sides to play Governor General’s XIs at Wellington’s Karori Park later this month. Lewis, a former White Ferns captain who played nine Tests and 78 ODIs for New Zealand (and current Relationship Manager at College Sport Auckland), will coach what will be the inaugural Māori Secondary Schoolgirl’s team; the boys side having been launched last summer. Players from both teams will assemble in Wellington on Tuesday, February 18 and will stay at the Pipitea Marae... Read More

Waiuku College gym opens its doors again

OurAuckland: After 16 months of work, Waiuku College’s refurbished gymnasium is open. That’s great news for the school’s 900-odd students and the Waiuku public, who used the gymnasium regularly outside school hours before it was closed to repair leaky building problems. Forecast to take six months, much more significant work than at first envisaged, has instead taken 16 months, and now school principal Tom Vanderlaan is keen to see the public return. “Most weeks the gym was being used five out of seven nights and we would love to see... Read More

School Sport NZ Award Winners

Long serving school sport stalwart Jim Lonergan (College Sport Auckland CEO) was announced as one of the recipients of the top School Sport NZ Award in 2019, Champion of School Sport. Jim has been active in supporting and promoting secondary school sport for 40 years. Jim coached and managed the Macleans College 1st XV for 28 years and organised overseas tours to Japan, the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. He was, at various times, a manager of Auckland & Northern Region Schools rugby teams, both in New Zealand and overseas. He... Read More

NZ U19 legspinner Adi Ashok a World Cup wicket-taking threat

Stuff: It takes something special for a year nine student to be a member of his school’s first XI cricket team. But Adi Ashok was, four years ago at Mt Albert Grammar School in Auckland, and now he’s representing his country on the world stage. The 17-year-old legspinner has been included in New Zealand’s squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, which begins this weekend, and will be one of the team’s key players, even though he is young enough to go again two years from now.... Read More

Zheng pursues his golf dream in the USA

Times Online: The talent and hard work of golfer Jimmy Zheng has been recognised with the award of an academic and sporting scholarship to Duke University, one of the powerhouses of American Collegiate sport. Zheng, who plays off an impressive handicap of 2.6, captained the Macleans Premier Golf Team during their victory in the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Championship and retention of the title this year. The team is also the Auckland 18 and 9-hole champions. He was named Macleans College Sportsman of the Year for 2019 at the recent senior prizegiving [and won the... Read More

Promising Kiwi basketball player Sam Mennenga gets scholarship to attend Steph Curry’s university

1 NEWS: One of New Zealand’s most promising young basketball players Sam Mennenga has confirmed he’s the latest to accept a university scholarship in the United States. After receiving over 30 offers from a host of US colleges, the Westlake Boys High student will study and play at Davidson College in North Carolina, where two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry went to school. “For me Davidson is the best of both worlds, academically it’s a really good school, basketball wise it really fits my style of play really well,” Mennenga said.... Read More

Junior Water Polo Season Wrap

The College Sport Auckland Junior A Water Polo finals were held over the weekend at Diocesan School. This wrapped up another successful Term 4 junior competition with 60 teams from 33 different schools competing across Auckland. On Friday evening, Diocesan A took out the Junior A Girls final against Rangitoto 11-2. Baradene defeated Western Springs Girls in a close game to take home bronze with a 5-4 win. On Sunday, both Junior A Boys medal matches were closely fought. King’s A played Sacred Heart A in the bronze medal game.... Read More

Young Sportsperson of the Year Winners

The 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last night at Eden Park. Over 500 people attended to celebrate the outstanding sporting talent of our Auckland secondary school students. The Aorere College kapa haka group provided a great opening for the awards, Stacey Morrison was excellent as MC and World Para Swimming Champion, Cameron Leslie, shared his inspirational story with all the students and guests. The Rugby Union Boys winner – Aidan Morgan from King’s College spoke on behalf of all the finalists to thank everyone who... Read More