How to get notifications via the College Sport Auckland app

With winter sports fast approaching, make sure you download the College Sport Auckland app to access notifications, draws, results, information and more. To receive important notifications for your sports: Download the College Sport Auckland app for Apple or Android Go to ‘My Account’ (you don’t need to log in or register) Enable notifications – ensure notifications are switched on Subscribe to your sports – under ‘Subscriptions’, tick all the relevant sports you wish to receive notifications about Read More

Baradene and Epsom Girls’ split cricket victories

Auckland Cricket: Auckland’s Secondary Schoolgirls’ finals ended up with Baradene College and Epsom Girls’ Grammar School splitting victories – Baradene took out the College Sport Auckland Premier Season while EGGS won the Gillette Venus Regional title. In the first final between the two schools; Baradene won the toss and put EGGS in to bat. EGGS initially started well, reaching 30 without loss. However, when openers Annie Ewart and Gemma Adams were dismissed within three balls, things started to go downhill. Petra Beuvink took two wickets in her over and EGGS... Read More

From tears to triumph: Schoolgirl netballer Grace Nweke’s rapid rise to top

Stuff: Grace Nweke cried after matches at her first age-group representative netball tournament in 2015. Four years on, the Auckland schoolgirl, who turned 17 on February 7, is the rising star of New Zealand netball. The Year 13 Avondale College student, who grew up idolising the finest goal shoot in history, Irene van Dyk, is the most exciting New Zealand netball prospect in many years. Nweke, pronounced ‘Weke’, has made some start to her career in the elite ranks with the Northern Mystics in the national premiership. Click here to... Read More

It’s cool to throw like a girl

Newsroom: The connotations of “throwing like a girl” are a long distance away from what they used to be. In 2019, that girl is strong, powerful and not afraid to take on the world. She is a young woman like world junior shot put champion Maddison Wesche, or Commonwealth Games hammer throw gold medallist Julia Ratcliffe. To ensure there are more girls like them, Athletics New Zealand have launched their #ThrowLikeAGirl initiative – to embrace all those qualities and encourage more young women to try throwing. Led by highly successful... Read More

Celebrating Student Volunteer Week

Netball New Zealand: Fourteen-year-old Hallie has loved netball since the first time she picked up a ball at the age of five. Her passion for the game has led her to put her hand up for anything related to the game, including being a Student Volunteer Coach. “The most rewarding part of volunteering as a coach is seeing what the team has picked up from me during the season to use in the game. Seeing them improve and develop is just the best.” Having successfully coached her 2018 team to... Read More

National secondary school volleyball title for Westlake Girls

Stuff: Westlake Girls’ High School are the national secondary school girls volleyball champions after winning the national tournament at the Arena in Palmerston North last week. Westlake beat Otumoetai College, of Tauranga, 3-1 in the girls’ final on Friday afternoon. The two sides were level 1-all after the first two sets, but Westlake won the next two to seal the win. Westlake, who won all three pool games 3-0, beat Trident High School, of Whakatane, 3-0 in the semifinal and Aorere College, of Auckland, 3-1 in the quarterfinal. Click here to read the full... Read More

Kingi getting ahead by going backwards

Māori Television: More than 2000 high school rowers are at Karāpiro this week for the Maadi Cup. Among them is Jadin Kingi from Sacred Heart in Auckland who is chasing gold on his home awa, Waikato. Jadin Kingi has reached the finals in two events at this week’s Maadi Cup national secondary schools rowing competition. And he might have a huge advantage up his sleeve, “Waikato is my river, my awa,” he says. “So, I say a quick prayer before I race so I can get the mana.” Kingi (Waikato,... Read More

Independent Judicial Panel’s determination of Saint Kentigern 1A rugby complaint

College Sport Auckland accept the findings of the Independent Judicial Panel’s Investigation into the complaint brought to College Sport Auckland by Saint Kentigern Trust Board. We thank the panel for the significant time and consideration they have put into this very comprehensive investigation. College Sport Auckland is currently consulting with all its member schools as part of its biannual bylaw review. The eligibility of transferring students playing in all of its premier sports is a key part of this review. Mark P Shanahan (Board Chair) & Jim Longergan (CEO) College... Read More

Ultimate Outdoor Championships

Over 200 players took to the fields of Pulman Park over the weekend to contest the College Sport Auckland Outdoor Ultimate Championships. Ultimate Frisbee (or just ‘Ultimate’) is a fast growing sport in New Zealand schools and combines elements of netball, touch rugby and American football (having been invented in America). Players require speed, stamina, agility and the technical skill of throwing a flying disc. The final of the Girls’ Division saw Epsom Girls Grammar continue their dominance of the sport in Auckland, defeating Rutherford College who were making their... Read More

Four records broken at first athletics zone meet

The Central Western Zone Athletics meet was held yesterday at Trusts Arena in Henderson. In hot and sunny conditions, four College Sport Auckland records were broken throughout the day. One of the first field events of the day was the Intermediate Boys High Jump. Rosmini College student Jayden Williamson was unable to compete at the North Harbour Zone meet, so he entered the Central Western Zone where he cleared 2.00m to break the College Sport Auckland record. The Intermediate Boys High Jump record of 1.95m was set in 2008 by... Read More