2019 AWD Ten Pin Bowling Tournament – Results

Congratulations to all of the students who took part in the 2019 AWD Ten Pin Bowling Tournament, held at the Newtown Bowlarama. Best Team - Mana College Best Girl - Jemma Kessell (Mana College) Best Boy - Jeremy Goddard (Onslow College)       More

Heretaunga College Win Inaugural AWD Rippa Rugby Tournament

The inaugural Athletes With a Disability (AWD) Rippa Rugby Regional Tournament was held at Mana College on Wednesday. Teams from five schools played a series of four 20-minute games in a round-robin format. Participation was paramount, but Heretaunga College won all their games and were crowned Wellington’s first AWD ... More

Wellington athletes do well at Nationals

Congratulations to the following students who placed at the National Secondary School Athletics Championships in Dunedin over the weekend.   Gold Cam Robinson (Wellington College) SB Javelin Josephine Reeves (Chilton St James) SG High Jump Corran Hanning (Wellington College) Multi Grade Para Discus ... More

Naenae College Take Out AWD Indoor Bowls Title

Congratulations to Naenae College for claiming the 2018 AWD Indoor Bowls title.  From a field of 33 teams, Naenae College managed to get three of their pairs into the semi-finals, joined by Heretaunga College.  Well done to eventual champions Naenae R&C, who came through in the final 6-1 against Heretaunga.  Special ... More

Busy Sporting Calendar For AWD Participants

The Wellington Athletes with a Disability (AWD) Sports Programme is now in full swing and runs throughout the year incorporating a diverse range of sports. Each year several hundred students take part in the activities, which includes athletics, basketball, indoor football, swimming and tenpin bowling, among other ... More

Jared Vilsoni (Mana College) takes on ocean swim

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/100873360/blind-ambition-visionimpaired-porirua-teenager-takes-on-ocean-swim Ask Jared Vilsoni what he wants to do before he goes blind and he has to think hard. "Skydiving, but everybody has that on their bucket list." The 16-year-old moved to New ... More

Ben Ellis (St Pat’s Town) – Throwing pain aside

“I hadn’t thrown a discus for six months. I had a practice throw the day before and it felt good. On Sunday I was a National Champion and record holder.” Ben Ellis recalls of his performance at the National Secondary Schools athletics championships in Auckland in December last year. Ellis won the local, ... More