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Jazz hitting the right notes for St Mary’s

College Sport Media: “We never had a basketball community until a couple of years ago. We are still a young team and more and more girls want to play,” Jazz Kailahi-Fulu of St Mary’s College, Ponsonby warns rivals. The Auckland outfit have just completed their best ever season, finishing with a 30-1 record. St Mary’s was third at the Nationals in Palmerston North last week and won their first Auckland and Zone 1 regional titles. “Our results don’t surprise me. We have worked really hard this season and had a... Read More

Saint Kentigern win Schick Championships ‘AA’ Boys Title

Basketball New Zealand: The ‘AA’ Basketball champions were crowned at the 2019 Schick Secondary Schools National Championships in Palmerston North on Saturday. In the Boys’ Final, Saint Kentigern College won their first ‘AA’ Schick Championship with a decisive 77-51 win against defending champions Rosmini College. The powerful presence of Shalom Broughton proved to be the difference as Saint Kentigern College defeated Rosmini College 77-51 for their maiden ‘AA’ title. The power forward put together a colossal performance, corralling 23 rebounds in addition to 24 points and 6 assists. He was ably... Read More

Baradene claim national team time trial honours

Cycling New Zealand: Baradene College took out the major girls honours in the team time trial on the opening day of the Cycling New Zealand School Road Championships in Manawatu. Baradene College won two of the three team time trial titles in the under-16 and under-20 grades and were third in the year 7-8 to complete an outstanding start to the championships. Nearly 600 riders from 84 schools are taking part in the 52nd annual schools championship, staged over three days with the team time trials on day one, road... Read More

NZSS Netball Team Profile: Avondale College

The 2019 NZSS Netball Championships are at Saxton Stadium, Nelson in the second week of the school holidays from 8-11 October. Sixteen of the country’s leading netball schools recently qualified to attend from the three recent zone tournaments. caught up with Avondale College, who won the national tournament in 2000 and 2002 and have qualified in 2019 for the first time in five years. They are in Pool B, alongside Manukura, Villa Maria College and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. Click here to read more about the team,... Read More

NZSS Water Polo Teams Announced

New Zealand Water Polo have announced the New Zealand Secondary Schoolboys and Schoolgirls teams, who will compete in the 37th edition of the Secondary Schools test series against Australia. The Schoolboys and Schoolgirls test series has been held annually since 1982, hosted alternatively in New Zealand and Australia. This year the teams will be hosted by Australia in Ballina, New South Wales, from 12-19 December. The group of athletes that have been selected are full of experience, with many of them already having had a taste of international water polo.... Read More

MAGS claim first NZSS Co-Ed Swimming Title

The Mt Albert Grammar School Swim Team have won the NZ Secondary Schools Co-Ed Swimming Championships for the first time in the school’s history. The event, which ran from September 12-15 at Waterworld in Hamilton, attracted 733 swimmers from 160 secondary schools. MAGS Swimming Captain Vasilina Shipilova led the 21-strong team to this inaugural victory in her final year at MAGS with strong personal performances including two bronze medals, 10 Top 8 placings and was a member of the gold medal-winning girls relay team. FINA World Junior Swimming representative Brearna... Read More

NZ Schools Rugby Teams Announced

Players from 29 schools across the country have been named in the New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Schools Barbarians teams for 2019, announced by New Zealand Rugby. A huge 1st XV season culminated earlier this month with the finals played in Palmerston North, the city will also play host to the 50 young players selected across the two representative teams. The New Zealand Schools squad features seven players that were involved in the schools programme last year, including two who have graduated from the Barbarians team. Players represent a... Read More

Back-to-back NZSS Football titles for Baradene

College Sport Media: Contesting the final was the straightforward part of the week for Baradene College of the Sacred Heart’s First XI football team last Friday. Earning the right to get to the decider in the first place and defend their NZSS Girls Premier Lotto title they won for their first time last year was far from plain sailing. “It was almost a relief to get to the final because we played a really tough semi against Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, who we beat on penalties,” said Baradene striker and... Read More

High school swimmers head for Waterworld

Hundreds of competitive high school swimmers will descend on Hamilton’s Waterworld this weekend, when the refurbished facility hosts the 2019 NZ Secondary School Swimming Championships. The four-day event at the Hamilton City Council-owned facility opens on the evening of Thursday 12 September, and runs through Sunday 15 September. More than 700 competitors will take to the water across five age groups and 49 swimming events totalling more than 4500 swims. Stuart Davidson, the Council’s Aquatics Manager, says hosting the NZ Secondary School Swimming Championships reflects the importance of the multi-million-dollar... Read More

Schick Championships teams decided at close of Premierships

Voxy: The four ‘AA’ Schick Premierships concluded on Saturday – the competitions that determine which 48 schools will be attending the 2019 Schick Championships in October. Seven of the 24 spots available for the ‘AA’ Boys National Championship were on the line in Schick Premiership Zone 1. Saint Kentigern College made up for the disappointment of losing the College Sport Auckland Premier Final a couple of weeks ago by claiming the Zone 1 Premiership crown with an 88-79 win against defending National champions Rosmini College. As expected, the top six... Read More