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Houlbrooke holding the sporting fort at Rosmini

College Sport Media: Sport at Rosmini College is on fire. The senior basketballers are National champions, the First XI cricketers are bound for Nationals in December, and the First XI hockey team recently won the Super City competition after finishing sixth last year. Isaac Houlbrooke is a member of the hockey outfit and the schools’ Sports Captain. Why is sport in such good health at Rosmini? “We’ve got good coaches and high involvement. As a sports captain I try to lead by example and encourage the leaders of the other... Read More

MAGS Orienteering defends NZSS title with strong team effort

College Sport Media: For many years, Napier Boys’ High School was the stronghold of New Zealand secondary school orienteering. Napier BHS won the NZSS Orienteering Top Boys School title 14 years in a row, one of the most impressive winning streaks of any school in any sport at the national level. Last year the sky blue of Napier was replaced by a different shade of blue when Mount Albert Grammar School captured the title for the first time. Last weekend, MAGS successfully defended their title in style at Woodhill Forest... Read More

King’s beat Saint Kentigern to win Auckland 1A Rugby Final

NZ Herald: King’s College have held off a late charge from Saint Kentigern College to claim a 29-22 win in a barn burner in the Auckland 1A final at Eden Park. King’s looked unstoppable in the first half, flying out to a 29-5 lead at halftime thanks to superb running rugby, quick recycling of the football and some sparkling individual performances. A big break from King’s first-five Aidan Morgan got them to within five metres, before he eventually finished it off himself after weaving through a couple of defenders for... Read More

Road Running Championships Results

The College Sport Auckland Road Running Championships were held on Tuesday at Pulman Park. 273 students from 37 schools across Auckland competed in the Junior (U14), Intermediate (U16) and Senior (U19) races. It was a cold and windy day, but luckily the rain held off for the duration of the event.   Junior Girls: 1st Tessa Swinson, Epsom Girls Grammar School 2nd Armani Tohaia, Pukekohe High School 3rd Maia Bird, Green Bay High School Junior Boys: 1st Cam Maunder, Westlake Boys High School 2nd James Ford, King’s College 3rd Max... Read More

Buzzer beater wins semi-final for Long Bay College

The College Sport Auckland Basketball Championship Semi-Finals were held on Friday 16 August at Eventfinda Stadium. In the Senior A Boys grade, Long Bay College had an incredible finish to win their semi-final against Northcote College by just one point. Northcote was the top qualifier for the semi-final with Long Bay fourth. Both teams had beaten each other in their two previous meetings going into the semi-final. It was close throughout the match with Long Bay holding a 20-18 lead at quarter-time and then at half time when Northcote led... Read More

Taufa claims top prize at Rugby League awards

Auckland Rugby League: Players, coaches, managers and match officials from the 2019 College Sport Auckland Rugby League Season were recognised on Monday afternoon at an awards ceremony held at Mount Smart Stadium. St Paul’s College playmaker Michael Angelo Taufa was the big winner, picking up the Premier 1st XIII Player of the Year award after helping his school to the title last Friday. The 16-year-old also topped the competition in points scored. Taufa’s St Paul’s College teammate Jonah Palota-Kopa was acknowledged as the top try scorer, while Southern Cross Campus... Read More

St Paul’s claim Premier Rugby League title with big Grand Final win

Auckland Rugby League: St Paul’s College claimed their fifth SAS College Rugby League title on Friday night, with a commanding 28-6 victory over previously unbeaten Southern Cross Campus at Mount Smart Stadium. It was sweet redemption for the perennial heavyweights, who last year missed out on making the Grand Final for the first time since the new competition was launched in 2013. Hooker Vaka Sikahele was outstanding for St Paul’s on his way to Player of the Match honours, opening the scoring on 15 minutes and causing issues for the... Read More

Hard work continues for Howick College Pathway to Podium Netballers

College Sport Media: Two current and one recent Howick College netballers were recently named in the Pathway to Podium programme. Current students Leehava Saverio and Nanise Waqaira and recent school leaver Teuila Sotutu were part of the Howick College Netball team that won their maiden NZSS netball crown in 2017. They also all played for the U19 Auckland Fiji netball Secondary (AFCN) Representative Team in 2018 and Leehava was selected again earlier this year in the team’s third place finish against the seven other countries who competed in the Internationals... Read More

Mt Albert Grammar claim NZSS Squash title

Squash Auckland: The four-year winning streak of Westlake Boys High came to an end at the NZ Secondary School Squash Championships in Tauranga over the weekend, as is was another Auckland school – Mt Albert Grammar taking out title for 2019 after defeating Tauranga Boys College in the final three matches to one. It completed a dominant season for the team from MAGS after claiming both the College Sport Auckland Season and Team Championships titles. In the Girls final it was Whangarei Girls who managed to defeat Havelock North High... Read More

Southern Cross & St Paul’s through to Rugby League Final

Auckland Rugby League: After both picking up two competition points in the final round of the regular season last week, Southern Cross Campus and St Paul’s College have secured direct entry to Friday night’s College Sport Auckland Premier Rugby League Final. Southern Cross set the pace right through 2019 and qualified through as minor premiers, while St Paul’s finished second and are back in the grand final after falling one game short last year. The match will be played at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday, kicking off at 5.40pm, and... Read More