Student Spotlight: Lucia Doak

Year 13 Kristin student Lucia Doak found her love for water polo at a young age, spotting a flippa ball poster after a swim session at AUT Millennium. Intrigued, she signed up and found out she loved it. After two years Lucia moved into the more advanced sport of water polo and hasn’t stopped playing since. She describes becoming ‘instantly attached’ to the sport after attending development camps and clinics provided by North Harbour Water Polo Club. Lucia first represented New Zealand in 2016, and in November last year she…

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Student Spotlight: Holly Williams

In today’s feature we get to know a bit about Holly Williams, a Year 11 student from Westlake Girls High School. Holly has been nominated by the Director of Sport at Westlake Girls, Liz Page, who says “Holly is the epitome of a true multi-code athlete and a real all-rounder. She has a natural athleticism, but also a competitive drive to succeed in all the sports she focuses on. Holly is also a great team member and even as a young player has shown a lot of leadership in representing…

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ISO Distance Competition

  Congratulations to the College Sport Auckland ISO Distance Champions – Baradene College! Well done to all the staff and students across Auckland for getting involved in this challenge and keeping active during Alert Level 3.   Final Leader Board: School Kms Points* Baradene College 4972 3764 Glenfield College 1389 3149 Sacred Heart College 3524 2700 Horizon School 99 2424 ACG Parnell College 2032 1969 St Peter’s College 2279 1750 ACG Sunderland College 466 1665 King’s College 1694 1552 Mt Albert Grammar School 4772 1543 St Mary’s College 1438 1398…

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Student Spotlight: Zeshan Bari

After dominating the cricket scene at intermediate school, Zeshan Bari took a few years off the game. After undergoing knee surgery last year, he picked up the sport again, and gained selection into the schools 1st XI, in time for his final year at school. Zeshan set his mind on being a true student of the game, studying it’s intricacies and spending much time each week developing his craft. In Term 1 this year, he has played brilliantly for the Lynfield College 1st XI and has been selected as a member…

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ISO 3K Competition: Run for your school

The final results are in! Well done to everyone who participated in our ISO 3K competition – we had over 6,500 entries from 65 different schools. Congratulations to Mt Albert Grammar School who are the official College Sport Auckland ISO 3K champions!   Final Leader Board: School Points Mt Albert Grammar School 702 Baradene College 674 Sacred Heart College 646 St Peter’s College 521 St Mary’s College 430 Macleans College 248 King’s College 230 Pakuranga College 192 ACG Parnell College 184 Glenfield College 178 St Cuthbert’s College 173 Westlake Boys…

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Student Spotlight: Valfh Sefuiva

Valfh Sufuiva is a year 12 student at Marcellin College. Over the past 12 months, Valfh has participated in a huge range of sports including Rugby, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, Kilikiti, Softball, and Waka Ama. She is known as someone who can liven up any room and will always put a smile on your face. Valfh was nominated for our Student Spotlight feature by the Director of Sport at Marcellin College, Cameron Bitchener, who says “There is never a dull moment with Valfh in your team, and she is often making the team…

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COVID-19 FAQ’s

When will entries open for College Sport Auckland competitions? All entries are currently closed until we can determine what the structure of what each sport will look like. We are planning for many different options and are aware schools will need time to organise their teams and entries. Schools will be given a minimum of two weeks to get these done. We encourage schools to start planning an intraschool sport calendar for the year as well.   What physical activity are we allowed to do at the different alert levels? Sport New Zealand have published Guidance for physical activity at COVID-19…

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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…

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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.  …

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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…

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