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Student Spotlight: Elyse Tse

Today’s featured student has shown outstanding commitment to tennis, despite several set backs over the past year. Year 12 Baradene College student Elyse Tse struggled with a back injury last year, which meant she missed out on representing New Zealand on the international stage. However, through hard work and determination she was able to come back strong in the summer season, winning the singles and mixed doubles titles at the 16U New Zealand Junior Tennis Championships. Now with the current COVID-19 restrictions, Elyse is staying focused and finding creative ways... Read More

Student Spotlight: Evan Williams

Today’s featured student is a top rower from Takapuna Grammar School – Evan Williams. Evan won the under 18 single sculls at both the College Sport Auckland Head of Harbour Regatta and the North Island Secondary School Championships earlier this year, and although school rowing season was cut short with the cancellation of MAADI Cup, he’s kept up his rigorous training schedule at home. We caught up with Evan to find out how he’s staying motivated, who he looks up to, and who has helped him along the way.  ... Read More

Student Spotlight: Gabriella de Latour

Next up in our Student Spotlight feature is year 13 student Gabriella de Latour. She is code captain for netball, cricket and lifesaving at Diocesan School for Girls. She has been nominated by her school for the significant contribution she has made to her chosen sports and her inspiring leadership for the whole school community. Gabriella started playing netball and cricket at a young age. She also started surf lifesaving with nippers at Pauanui Surf Lifesaving Club, then began IRB racing once she became a qualified lifeguard. She loves the... Read More

Student Spotlight: Taryn Richmond

This is the first feature in our new ‘Student Spotlight’ series, aiming to highlight a range of inspiring students across Auckland for their involvement and love of sport. First up is year 12 Rosehill College student, Taryn Richmond. Taryn is stalwart of the Rosehill rowing team, and during the winter season she plays netball at premier level for both school and club. We caught up with her to find out about the role sport plays in her life, and how she’s staying motivated during lockdown.   How did you get into netball... Read More

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