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Resources for keeping active in isolation

During the COVID-19 lockdown, you may find it harder to stay motivated and keep active so we’ve put together a list of resources that you may find helpful.   For everyone: Sport New Zealand – COVID-19 Public Advice Balance is Better – COVID-19 and youth sport in New Zealand For students: Sky Sport Next Home Advantage Les Mills At Home Workouts PE with Joe Mental Fitness During Uncertainty Capital Football Individual Home Programme – Youth U13-18 New Zealand Football Home Training Programme Indoor Rowing Challenge – Eric Murray Invitational Can’t... Read More

COVID-19 Update

All College Sport Auckland Term 1 competitions have now been cancelled. From the start of this week, we have followed individual National Sports Organisations and Government advice and directives regarding cancelling specific competitions. In light of the fact most of our summer competitions have already been cancelled, and in response to last night’s government announcements, College Sport Auckland is cancelling all Term 1 sport. Over the next few days, the College Sport Auckland Relationship Managers will work through the process of closing these competitions down and we ask for your... Read More

Cody Dalton & Terri Warner win Senior Aquathon Championships

This year’s College Sport Auckland Aquathon Championships saw the largest individual field since 2015, with 145 participants competing on the swim and run course at Saint Kentigern College. 51 teams also competed and for the first time, were running a new run course along the waterfront. The Junior section was the first event of the day, with students swimming 400m followed by a 4km run. The Intermediates had a 500m swim and a 4km run and the Seniors concluded the day with a 750m swim followed by a 6km run.... Read More

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