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This is the first time Hoe Tonga are hosting an event that specifically targets intermediate aged (year 7 and 8) and junior (year 9 and 10) secondary school students.  This event is to introduce students to Waka Ama before moving on to secondary school competitions in the following year.

The event will include a brief pre-race workshop which includes an introduction to Waka Ama and a land based tipping drill.  All teams must be at the workshop before racing.

Download the 2018 Junior Have-A-Go Waka Ama Event Information

  • Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
  • Venue: Cog Park, Evans Bay Wellington
  • When: 8 December (Year 7 & 8)  9 December (year 9 & 10)
  • Distance: W6 1km, W6 2km
  • Divisions: Int- J16
  • This event is open to all schools with students in years 7-10

Entries close Sunday 2nd December.  Please check with your schools Sports Coordinator.

Roster Closes Tuesday 4th December

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Mafua (HVHS) Reflects On Marvelous Basketball Season https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/10/18/mafu-hvhs-reflects-on-marvelous-basketball-season/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:58:02 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8664 “We faced them three times before the final and despite winning each time I told my team we can’t take anything for granted,” Leah Mafua recalls when addressing her Hutt Valley High School (HVHS) basketball team prior to the Sharp Cup final against Queen Margaret College (QMC). HVHS surged to a 32-17 lead midway through […]

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Leah Mafua (Hutt Valley High School) in the 2018 CSW Premier Girls Final

“We faced them three times before the final and despite winning each time I told my team we can’t take anything for granted,” Leah Mafua recalls when addressing her Hutt Valley High School (HVHS) basketball team prior to the Sharp Cup final against Queen Margaret College (QMC).

HVHS surged to a 32-17 lead midway through the second quarter, but a 15-2 QMC run leveled proceedings by halftime.  In the final two quarters the lead changed frequently with Mafua scoring a game high 24 points. However there was an anxious moment with 15 seconds left.

HVHS led 67-65 when Mafua missed a second free throw. Heroically Jasmine Troke sneered the rebound and with urgent support managed to waste seven seconds before Jordan Rangitawa was fouled. When Rangitawa connected with both shots, the QMC title challenge was finally extinguished

“It was a team effort to win the Championship. We knew QMC would come out hard. They have too many good players not to,” Mafua acclaims.

It was the first time since 2013 HVHS won the Wellington tittle, a great achievement for longtime coach Brian Yee.

“Brian’s been a great coach. He’s got a great understanding of the game and rapport with the girls. Our improvement throughout the season has been massive,” Mafua enthused.

HVHS won further acclaim at the Zone 3 regionals finishing in second place, losing the final 68-79 to Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth. Better was to come at Nationals.

After an initial stumble against St Peter’s Cambridge, HVHS beat Wellington Girls’ College (78-58), St Andrew’s College (74-59), Otago Girls’ High School (72-39) and Tauranga Girls’ College (75-57) with Mafu dropping a season high 40 points in that clash to win a place in the preliminary quarter final against Rangitoto College who were conquered 80-72, before Hamilton Girls’ High School was sent packing 76-69.

In the semi-final HVHS produced a 25-13 opening salvo, with 14 of the points from Mafua,who finished with 32 overall in a 87-60 wn.

“I think the semi-final was our best game. I can’t really put into words what happend. Everybody clicked,” Mafua said.

There have been an abundance of superlatives used to describe the play of Tall Fern Charlisse Leger-Walker this season and the St Peter’s Cambridge gun didn’t disappoint in the final scoring 35 points in a 92-51 win for the Waikato powerhouse. Mafua tried to keep her side in the contest scoring 22 points but concedes St Peter’s was too strong.

“Charlisse is a great player. I’ve faced her a few times and it’s always a great challenge.

Making it into the top two in the country is something I’m really proud of. I think the girls can hang their heads up high,” Mafua reflects.

Mafua started competitive sport as a goal attack in netball, but switched to basketball in Year 10 making the First V in her debut season.

In 2019, Mafua is hoping to join the likes of former student Stella Beck in the US on a scholarship. Where she might be based stateside has yet to be determined.

– Article courtesy of College Sport Media

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Info – 2018 Rugby Sevens Regional Camps & Condor Qualifier (22 October) https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/10/18/info-2018-rugby-sevens/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:26:55 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8655 The 2018 Wellington Secondary School Rugby Sevens Championships (Condor Qualifier) are being held at Naenae College on Monday 22 October.  Can last year’s Condor National finalists Scots College defend the Christian Cullen Cup.  Can St Mary’s win the Kat Simpkins Cup for the 4th year in a row? The top two boys and girls teams […]

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The 2018 Wellington Secondary School Rugby Sevens Championships (Condor Qualifier) are being held at Naenae College on Monday 22 October.  Can last year’s Condor National finalists Scots College defend the Christian Cullen Cup.  Can St Mary’s win the Kat Simpkins Cup for the 4th year in a row?

The top two boys and girls teams will qualify for the NZ Secondary School Condor Sevens nationals at Sacred Heart College Auckland in December.

Key Information

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Premier Youth First XI Cricket Season Starting This Saturday https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/10/18/premier-youth-first-xi-cricket-season-starting-this-saturday/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:58:13 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8649 The opening round of the Premier Youth First XI cricket competition gets underway this Saturday with the opening deliveries of the new season being delivered at 11.00am. The season starts with rivals St Pat’s Silverstream and St Pat’s Wellington meeting at Silverstream, Term One Champions Wellington College First XI taking on their own school mates […]

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The opening round of the Premier Youth First XI cricket competition gets underway this Saturday with the opening deliveries of the new season being delivered at 11.00am.

The season starts with rivals St Pat’s Silverstream and St Pat’s Wellington meeting at Silverstream, Term One Champions Wellington College First XI taking on their own school mates as they face off against Wellington College 2nd XI and Hutt International Boys’ School (HIBS) playing Tawa College in the third match.

The format of the competition is 50 over (one-day) matches over a five-week round-robin with the top two sides scheduled to square off in a final on 24 November (with reserve days on 25 November/1 December)

The Premier Youth Reserve Grade runs underneath the Premier Youth Grade. Opening weekend match-ups in the Premier Youth Reserve Grade see Hutt Valley High School host Rongotai College, Scots College take on the Wellington College Third XI and Onslow College meet the St Pat’s Town Second XI.

Separately, Wellington College will represent Wellington at the six-team NZSSC Boys Finals in the first week of December. Tawa College will represent Wellington in the comparative girls tournament.

 

Squad lists

Squad lists (as provided):

Hutt International Boys’ School: Logan Slee, Charlie Wilson, Nikunj Patel, Campbell Webster, Cole Kennedy, Jonty Bamber, Liam Ferrier, Lachlan Bailey, Kahurangi Gray, Harrison Watt, Luke Minihan, Mcarthur Kennerley, Lucas Jelly.

St Pat’s Silverstream: Henry Fraser, Max Griffith, Hamish Hastie, Ryan Jackson, Thomas Jones, Seth Loughhran, Flynn McCaul, Fraser McHale, Tobias Meyrick, Caleb Montague, Jonathon Tuffin, Danco Van Graan.

St Pat’s Town: Ben Shepherd, Xavier Aspell, Aaron De Rose, Benjamin Piesocki, Oliver Argent, Nishan John, Jacob Madigan, Josh Mallon, Matthew Scoble, Josh Dean, Boston Christie, Nate Wiggins, Beck Cattermole.

Tawa College: Sam Argle-Wright, Micah Conroy, Jamie Daniels, Harry Findlay, Lachie Hill, Jake Robertson, Oscar Lawrence, Dillon Lewis, Ruben Nithyaganesh, Will O’Donnell, Ruben Renner, one more TBC

Wellington College First XI: Tim Campbell, Henry Chandler, Sam Edlund, Harry Hunter, Josh McArdle, Hugh Morrison, Ollie Petersen,  Tim Robinson, Dylan Sharma, Tom Valentine, Devan Vishvaka, James Wallace.

Wellington College Second XI: Jonty Cameron, Boston Hart, Connor McArdle, Rithwick Negi, Oliver Peake, Max Petrie, Sam Porter, Max Rodgers, Saumya Sajwan, Max Sargentina, Zack Scott-Howman, Oliver Sharp.

 

Five players to watch

Some people say college cricket is not as strong as it has been, but with no side being able to defend the title back to back since HIBS won it three years in a row from 2013-15, you never know who could get up on their day. Below are some players that can give their side hope of putting their name on the trophy in early December.

Tim Campbell – Wellington College First XI – The number three batsman belonging to a very good top and middle order. Campbell finished the top run scorer as Wellington College won the Term One title, scoring two half centuries and two centuries on his way to 427 runs across seven games at an average of 61. Campbell will be a key part of Wellington College’s team heading towards the 2018 First XI Cup in early December in Lincoln.

Henry Fraser – St Pats Silverstream – The opening batsman is quite a handy bowler as well as he finished not only with the highest strike rate but he finished the highest wicket taker, off the back of a 7-16 he took against Scots College. The Wellington U17’s representative earlier this year will hope for a good second half of the year to try and grab an U19’s spot for this year’s national tournament.

Micah Conroy – Tawa College – Conroy will be central to Tawa College causing some serious upsets this Term Four Competition. After all it was Conroy’s 131 that helped defeat St Pat’s Wellington on the opening day of the 2018 First XI Cup Qualifying. Not only is he one of the better top order batsmen going around, he also grabbed himself 11 wickets throughout the first half of the year.

Xavier Aspell – St Pat’s Wellington – The opening batsman will be hoping to try and crack a spot in one of Wellington’s representative sides over the summer. After arriving on the Premier College Cricket season in 2016 and since then he has always been near the top of the run scoring charts. If he makes some big scores up the top of the order St Pat’s Wellington will go close to claiming back the title they won at the end of last season.

Cole Kennedy – Hutt International Boys’ School – Middle order batsman and also a very capable fielder, able to pull on the wicket keeping Gloves. Has dug HIBS out of a spot of trouble in week two with 50 not out vs St Pats Silverstream. A good Term Four season could see him possibly up for a U19’s spot, as last year’s U19’s gloveman Callum McLachlan not returning for this year’s tournament and others in the mix too.

 

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Giant Killing Run Ends In Second Place For Town At Basketball Nationals https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/10/09/giant-killing-run-ends-in-second-place-for-town-at-basketball-nationals/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 23:40:37 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8633 “It was awesome to finish second in New Zealand. Nobody expected us to even make the Nationals,” Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones marvels when reflecting on the performance of the St Patrick’s College, Wellington basketball team at Nationals last week. Town were runners up in Wellington and only fourth in the Zone 3 tourney, but punched well above […]

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“It was awesome to finish second in New Zealand. Nobody expected us to even make the Nationals,” Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones marvels when reflecting on the performance of the St Patrick’s College, Wellington basketball team at Nationals last week.

Town were runners up in Wellington and only fourth in the Zone 3 tourney, but punched well above their weight in in Palmerston North.

An impressive 102-87 win first up against Waimea College was followed by a 59-92 hiding at the hands of Napier Boys’ High School. Town rolled Tauranga Boys’ College as expected 92-70 before dropping their next fixture (74-90) against South Island Regional champions, Cashmere High School. It was a setback that proved invaluable for Town.

“Cashmere was a really good game. They were a tough side and we completed the whole time. We had a couple of bad patches, but we showed we could compete with the top teams,” Tait-Jones reflects.

Town ensured they would have a shot at the playoffs by accounting for McLeans College 77-60 which established a meeting in the preliminary quarter final against Hastings Boys’ High School.

“We were pretty confident we could beat Hastings and did for the fourth time this year. We’re a run and gun team and Hastings aren’t as fit as us so if we could play our team we know we could outlast them,” Tait-Jones reveals.

Hamilton Boys’ High School convincingly conquered Wellington champions Rongotai College in pool play. Tait-Jones had to be at his very best to deny the Zone 2 champions.

“The Hamilton game was my best game of the tournament. I scored 35 points and got a triple-double. I had to mark their Junior Tall Black Maxim Stephens whose bigger than me, but he only got 19 points on me. Everybody stepped up. It was a massive win,” Tait-Jones explains.

St John’s College, Hamilton was another bigger team than Town and presented a massive challenge in the semi-final. Despite being out-rebounded 21-6 on the offensive end and trailing often, Town pulled off a 70-69 win to make the National final for the first time in a decade.  Tait-Jones scored 23 pulls and reigned in 12 rebounds.

“We just had to grind it out. We knew if we could stay in touch and hit some shots we were a chance,” Tait-Jones said.

Filimone Waqabaca came up big with 17 points, the same tally he collected in the final.

“Filimone made some big shots and had a great week,” Tait-Jones acclaimed.

The final wasn’t so great for Town. Reigning champions Rosmini College were resounding victors.

“It was awesome to just make the final. We would like to have been more competitive, but we had nothing left in the tank. I was struggling with my quad and Rosmini are an exceptional team and you have to be totally on to beat them,” Tait-Jones concedes.

Tait-Jones was selected for the tournament team alongside Jeremiah Savali, the only Wellington players to make the cut.

Jeremiah was steady all-round. He’s got a big presence inside and we could count on his rebounding and scoring,” Tait-Jones praised.

A North Shore school has won eight of the last ten National championships. It’s little coincidence the New Zealand Breakers are based there.

Town’s result was the best by any Wellington school since they won the National crown in 2008.

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NZ Maori U18 vs Fiji U18 Programme https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/10/05/nz-maori-u18-vs-fiji-u18-programme/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:43:47 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8628 Download the NZ Maori Under 18 vs Fiji Under 18 Programme. Friday 5 October 2018 2.00pm, Porirua Park

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Download the NZ Maori Under 18 vs Fiji Under 18 Programme.

Friday 5 October 2018

2.00pm, Porirua Park

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Six named in Barbarians team to take on Fiji Under 18 https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/10/01/six-named-in-barbarians-to-take-on-fiji-under-18/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:18:46 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8618 Six Wellington players have been named in the New Zealand Barbarian Schools side to take on Fiji Under 18 at Porirua Park, 2pm Monday 1st October. Caleb Cavubati (Scots College), Junior Uelese (Scots College), Keelan Whitman (St Pat’s Town) have been named in the starting 15, while Sam Smith (Wairarapa College),  Roderick Solo (Scots College), and Ropati So’oalo (Aotea College) […]

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Six Wellington players have been named in the New Zealand Barbarian Schools side to take on Fiji Under 18 at Porirua Park, 2pm Monday 1st October.

Caleb Cavubati (Scots College), Junior Uelese (Scots College), Keelan Whitman (St Pat’s Town) have been named in the starting 15, while Sam Smith (Wairarapa College),  Roderick Solo (Scots College), and Ropati So’oalo (Aotea College) are named on the bench.

Download the Programme for the New Zealand Barbarian Schools vs Fiji Under 18 rugby game

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NZSS U17 & U19 Girls Football Team named https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/09/28/nzss-u17-u19-girls-football-team-named/ Fri, 28 Sep 2018 02:15:25 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8614 Congratulations to the following Wellington girls named in NZ Secondary Schools Under 17 and Under 19 Girls football teams. NZSS Under 19 Girls  Zoe Barrott – St Mary’s College (Wellington) Danielle Ohlsson – St Mary’s College (Wellington) Natalie Olson – Wellington East Girls’ College Caelin Patterson – Sacred Heart College (Wellington) Molly Simons – Paraparaumu […]

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Charlotte Wilford-Carroll in the 2018 CSW Girls Football Premier Final – WGC v St Mary’s

Congratulations to the following Wellington girls named in NZ Secondary Schools Under 17 and Under 19 Girls football teams.

NZSS Under 19 Girls 

Zoe Barrott – St Mary’s College (Wellington)
Danielle Ohlsson – St Mary’s College (Wellington)
Natalie Olson – Wellington East Girls’ College
Caelin Patterson – Sacred Heart College (Wellington)
Molly Simons – Paraparaumu College
Charlotte Wilford-Carroll – Wellington Girls’ College

NZSS Under 17 Girls 
Genevieve Berry – Hutt Valley High School
Olivia Gibbs – Sacred Heart College (Wellington)
Hannah Stroud – Paraparaumu College
Kelsey Wilkinson – St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Both squads will represent NZSSGFA at the Dallas International Cup from the 10 to 22 April 2019.

 

New Zealand Secondary School Girls Football Association 2019 Under 19 Representative Team

Amelia Abbott – Nelson College for Girls’
Zoe Barrott – St Marys College (Wellington)
Sophie Crewe – Sacred Heart Girls’ College (New Plymouth)
Jasmine Donald – St Andrew’s College
Ellena Firth – Burnside High School
Carina Flannagan – Sacred Heart Girls’ College (New Plymouth)
Macey Fraser – Rangiora High School
Aoife King – Orewa College
Frankie Morrow – St Andrew’s College
Danielle Ohlsson – St Marys College (Wellington)
Natalie Olson – Wellington East Girls’ College
Caelin Patterson – Sacred Heart College (Wellington)
Hannah Pilley – Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Molly Simons – Paraparaumu College
Jayda Stewart – Papanui High School
Laney Strachan – Epsom Girls Grammar
Charlotte Wilford-Carroll – Wellington Girls’ College
Claudia Wilson – Burnside High School

New Zealand Secondary School Girls Football Association 2019 Under 17 Representative Team

Aimee Atkins – Napier Girls’ High School
Eve Barry – New Plymouth Girls’ High School
Genevieve Berry – Hutt Valley High School
Sophie Bradley – Lynfield College
Paige de Seymour – Carmel College
Ella Fong – Rangiora High School
Olivia Gibbs – Sacred Heart College (Wellington)
Chloe Henderson – Hillcrest High School
Charlotte Lancaster – Napier Girls’ High School
Ellie Moffatt – Waimea College
Olivia Moffatt – Waimea College
Jana Niedermayr – Sacred Heart Girls’ College (NP)
Niamh Quann – Rangitoto College
Hannah Reddy – Kristin School
Ashley Springer – Kingsway School
Hannah Stroud – Paraparaumu College
Caelan Tremain – Botany Downs Secondary College
Kelsey Wilkinson – St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Source:  https://www.facebook.com/NZSSFootball/

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Hui-Ling Vong (Onslow) is preparing for Youth Olympics and Junior World Champs https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/09/27/hui-ling-vong-onslow-is-preparing-for-youth-olympics-and-junior-world-champs/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:27:11 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8608 Hui-Ling Vong was one of the first athletes to be selected in the 61-strong New Zealand team for the upcoming 2018 Youth Olympic Games, when she won the International Table Tennis Federation Oceania qualifying tournament in Australia last November. The year 12 Onslow College student will represent New Zealand in table tennis at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires […]

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Hui-Ling Vong was one of the first athletes to be selected in the 61-strong New Zealand team for the upcoming 2018 Youth Olympic Games, when she won the International Table Tennis Federation Oceania qualifying tournament in Australia last November.

The year 12 Onslow College student will represent New Zealand in table tennis at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires from 6-18 October, alongside boys player Nathan Xu from Saint Kentigern College in Auckland.

Hui-Ling has also recently been selected to represent the New Zealand Junior Women’s Table Tennis Team at the Junior World Championships to be held in Bendigo, Australia from 2-9 December, so  a busy and exciting time for her is just around the corner.

“Right now I am just focusing on the Youth Olympics, they are coming up pretty quick,” she says. “I fly up to Auckland next week for more training and then meet up with the team and we all fly to Argentina next Saturday.”

Schoolwork and most recently, exams, aside, Hui-Ling has been training in Wellington most days. “I have been training about 10 hours a week, but am starting to bump this up now.  There is on-table training where I play with a partner and just go through exercises and then there is the off-table practice with specific training and fitness.”

Fitness is a key component of being a top table tennis player, with rallies and games often taxing affairs, particularly for Hui-Ling, who has an attacking style of play.

In winning the Oceania YOG qualifiers she beat New Zealand teammate Jiayi Zhou in a seven game epic, Hui-Ling’s power game prevailing over the defensive skills of Jiayi.

But mental skills are also a big part of competitive table tennis.  “Much of it is thinking about the different tactics of opponents and combatting different styles such as choppers and defensive players and keeping the pressure on them and keeping cool while you play.”

Hui-Ling is expecting tough competition in Buenos Aires.  “I know some of the players that will be there, having followed them in past international competitions and on the ITTF website and places like that.  I have seen them play and they are pretty amazing.”

Table Tennis New Zealand Executive Director John Lea stated that the YOG will be hugely beneficial to Hui-Ling and Nathan.

“Hui-Ling has shown a great ability to learn and grow from the experiences she has been presented with.  She prepares diligently for the big occasions, with results that demonstrate a rapidly improving ability.”

“This is the opportunity for both players to prove to themselves and their supporters that they deserve to be playing on the international stage while they gain the quality table time that is needed to become a world-class player.”

The duo will compete in the individual events and will also compete as a doubles pair in the International Team Event.

Hui-ling is no stranger to travelling and playing overseas, having represented New Zealand in numerous international events over the last two years, one of the most noticeable was representing New Zealand women’s team in the 2016 ITTF World Team Championships.  She has also represented Oceania in the 2016 World Cadet Challenge, finishing 16th in the girls singles.

“Earlier this year we had an Oceania Junior and Cadet Championship in Rarotonga and I managed to come first in the Junior Girls.  Then we had a team tournament after that and I was in a team with a Japanese player and we managed to come third.”

Hui-ling started playing table tennis several years ago. “I saw my brother playing and thought the sport was really cool.  But I wasn’t competitive back then. I started to get better and I got the opportunity to represent New Zealand at the 2013 World Hopes Challenge when I was 12 and I got to see others playing and from then I wanted to compete on the same level with them.

“That was when I fell in love with table tennis and I just wanted to improve and keep playing and it has led me to this point.”

Hui-Ling thanked the people who have helped her, not least her parents and coach Li Chun Li and everyone who have helped her practise.

“I would also like to thank everyone who has made a donation towards my funding for the competitions I am going to.”

She is also looking forward to watching other sports at the YOG when she gets a break from her own competition.  “I am looking forward to seeing how the other sports operate and how the athletes prepare and compete and hopefully I can learn from that.”

Other wellington sportspeople going to the YOG are 3×3 basketballer Joseph Ahie (also from Onslow College), sevens rugby player Dhys Faleafaga (St Mary’s College) and climber Sarah Tetzlaff (Wellington Girls’ College, 2017).

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2018 Wellington Schools Road Cycling Champs https://collegesport.org.nz/2018/09/26/2018-wellington-schools-road-cycling-champs/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:46:47 +0000 https://collegesport.org.nz/?p=8595 On Sunday 23 September, fifty riders from schools in the Lower North Island attended the annual Wellington Schools Road Cycling Champs were held in Trentham and Whitemans Valley. The First event of the day was a Hill Climb up Wallaceville Hill, then an Individual Time Trial on Whitemans Valley, followed by a short circuit criterium course in […]

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On Sunday 23 September, fifty riders from schools in the Lower North Island attended the annual Wellington Schools Road Cycling Champs were held in Trentham and Whitemans Valley.

The First event of the day was a Hill Climb up Wallaceville Hill, then an Individual Time Trial on Whitemans Valley, followed by a short circuit criterium course in Trentham.

Toby Braun from Upper Hutt College dominated the U15 boys events throughout by winning all three events, with George Tompkin and Harrison Stew (Scots College) taking 2nd and 3rd place overall.

Stanley Riddle (Onslow College) won the Hill Climb and Time Trial and came 3rd in the criterium to win the U17 boys Champs from Freddie Dossor (Scots) and Josh Turnbull (St Pat’s Town).

Bridget Olphert (Queen Margaret) won the U17 girls Race.

Louis Hodgkinson (Scots) won all three events to win the Gold in the U19 Boys race, from Josh Watson (Hutt Valley High School) & Daniel Rickerby (Upper Hutt College) in 3rd.

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