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One Tree Hill & Mt Albert are Senior Softball ODT Champions

The College Sport Auckland Senior Softball One Day Tournament was held yesterday at Rosedale Park. Three Mt Albert Grammar School teams made the finals, with Mt Albert girls playing against One Tree Hill College and their Blue and Gold teams battling for the boys title. One Tree Hill College took out the girls final 3-2 and Mt Albert Grammar Blue Boys claimed a 10-1 win to become the 2019 Senior Softball ODT champions. Click here for the full results. 1st Girls: One Tree Hill College 1st Boys: Mt Albert Grammar School... Read More

Basketball the big mover in School Sport NZ Census

School Sport NZ: While the top 10 sports in terms of students representing their school remains unchanged from 2017, the School Sport NZ Census released last week shows that Basketball continued its growth in the sector to now be the second most popular sport in our secondary schools. Up by just over 800 students (3%) from 2017, the 2018 School Sport NZ Census recorded 26,481 students as pulling on their school Basketball colours, just behind Netball 27,139 (-5%) with Rugby in 3rd spot on 25,317. Badminton also continued its trend... Read More

Traditional Māori ball game kī o rahi, similar to rugby, growing in Auckland

New Zealand Herald: A traditional Māori ball game similar to rugby is on a resurgence, promoting te reo and tikanga along the way. Kī o rahi is a traditional Māori sport played on a circular field, involving two teams both attacking and defending in different ways to outscore their opponents. More than 50,000 people – mostly schoolchildren – play it across the country, there is a dedicated playing field at Waitangi, and teams are even springing up in Europe. In Auckland a new body, Kī o Rahi Tāmaki Makaurau, has... Read More

Independent Judicial Panel to investigate 1A rugby complaint

By letters dated 30 November 2018 and 5 December 2018, College Sport Auckland received formal letters of complaint from Saint Kentigern Trust Board over the actions of a group of ten principals who represent schools currently in the 1A/1XV schools rugby competition in Auckland: Aorere College Auckland Grammar School De La Salle College Dilworth School Kelston Boys High School Liston College Mt Albert Grammar School One Tree Hill College Sacred Heart College St Peter’s College The complaint by the Saint Kentigern Trust Board is with regard to the ten principals... Read More

The jumping flanker – Olly Parkinson

College Sport Media: Olly Parkinson has jumped to National Secondary Schools hurdles titles and played for the New Zealand Under-18 Maori rugby team in the past two years. The Auckland Grammar prefect and athletics captain is a recipient of the Sir Wilson Whineray scholarship which entitles him to $15,000 towards University fees, assuming he plays for rugby Grammar Tec. Is Parkinson done on the track? “It’s a huge privilege to get the Whineray scholarship. I’m one of two recipients along with my friend Corey Evans. I’m still going to do... Read More

Overend powers to sprint gold double

Otago Daily Times: Dominic Overend’s class won out — but he had to work to claim the double. The 16-year-old Youth Olympian entered the national secondary school athletics championships as the hot favourite in both the senior boys 100m and 200m. He barely broke a sweat as he cruised through the preliminary stages in both events at the Caledonian Ground. However, the Auckland Grammar School runner found himself chasing King’s College’s Mogammad Smith in the final of the 100m. A slow start had Overend behind, and it took him to... Read More

NZ claim bronze medal in Uruguay

New Zealand Football: New Zealand have made history by claiming the bronze medal at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after defeating Canada 2-1 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. Leon Birnie’s side became the first New Zealand national team to claim a medal at any FIFA tournament. In five previous FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups, New Zealand had never finished higher than 12th. New Zealand got off to a fantastic start when they scored twice in the opening 13 minutes through a Grace Wisnweksi double, but Canada got within... Read More

Water Polo Trans-Tasman Secondary School Test Series

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the 2018 New Zealand Water Polo Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams. Both the Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams will participate in the Trans-Tasman three test series against their Australian counterparts, 18 – 20 December 2018.   The New Zealand Secondary School Girls squad is: Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Charlie Hooke, Diocesan School for Girls Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College (Captain) Lucia Doak, Kristin School Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Samantha Milicich, Baradene College Georgia Milne, St Cuthbert’s College Annabel Norris, St Margaret’s... Read More

NZ through to U17 Women’s World Cup semifinals

NZ Herald: The New Zealand U-17 women’s team has shocked the footballing world by defeating Japan on penalties to make the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – the first time a side from this country has ever made the final four of a FIFA event. Having earlier become the first team from New Zealand to make the quarter-finals of a World Cup and breaking several other records in the process, coach Leon Birnie and his charges were very much already in unchartered territory as they took to... Read More