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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COVID-19 Updates

Friday 5 March Update: With the government announcement that Auckland will return the Alert Level 2 at 6.00am on Sunday 7 March, most College Sport Auckland season competitions are able to resume (including Senior Water Polo games as scheduled on Sunday). Schools are being notified of any draw changes. College Sport Auckland is aware that for various reasons, some schools may be unable participate in their scheduled fixtures. If this is the case, schools must contact their opposition and College Sport Auckland as soon as possible. The CSA Lawn Bowls…

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85th Head of the Harbour Regatta Success

On Saturday 13 February, we held the 85th College Sport Auckland Head of the Harbour Rowing Regatta at Lake Pupuke with 940 students participating – an increase of nearly 90 students from the previous year. This year’s regatta was run very efficiently by the Auckland Rowing Association officials and Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club on the water. It was an amazing day with the weather playing its part and for the first time in many years, we had virtually no wind and no races had to be cancelled. There were…

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NZSS Māori Cricket teams set for Te Whanganui-a-Tara double-headers

There will be a whanau-like feel to this year’s Māori Secondary Schoolgirls and Schoolboys teams with 12 returning players, as well as two sets of siblings, ready to take on the Governor General’s XI’s next week. Two sisters from Rosehill College have been selected for the girls’ team – Kiri and Dale Anderson. Siblings Anika Todd (Mt Albert Grammar School) and Jamal Todd (Auckland Grammar School) are both back for their second year representing the NZSS Māori teams. The whanau feel flows through to the coaching setup too, with former…

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Young Violette has her pick of Ivy League Schools

Promising Kiwi thrower and water polo player Violette Perry is bound for one of the world’s most famous universities to further her sporting pursuits and her passion for engineering.  Yale, Harvard or Princeton? These were just some of the ivy league schools courting Violette Perry for 2021. The dual New Zealand youth representative, in water polo and athletics, is a great example of how you can go the distance in both sport and study. Perry, who’s of European-Maori descent, was born in Thailand, moved to Christchurch at age eight with her family, and spent the…

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