Below are selected five Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the terrific secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days
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It was a day to remember for Southland Girls' High School netball coach Natalie Avellino on Saturday. First the school's Year 10 team won the third tier grade final at Invercargill Netball Centre's finals day at ILT Stadium Southland. The Year 10 team's win came just a matter of weeks after they won the South Island tournament. Then it was the school's senior A team's turn to step up on Saturday when they took on Collegiate in the Premier A final. This is the first time SGHS has won this trophy, and they’re just the second school winners after Verdon College to claim the title. The team will be hoping to finish inside the top five in the Southern Zone tournament coming up to qualify for the NZSS Nationals in Lower Hutt in October. Photo credit John Hawkins and follow the Southland Times article link at http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/82656803/southland-girls-high-school-win-thrilling-invercargill-netball-centre-premier-a-final
Michaela Drummond (PNGHS, 2015), centre left, and Campbell Stewart (PNBHS) were welcomed home to Manawatu last week with a guard of honour for their medal-winning efforts at the junior world track cycling championships in Switzerland. They were part of the New Zealand team that topped the medal standings in Aigle, Switzerland, last weekend. Stewart won gold medals in the omnium and team pursuit, and silver in the Madison. Drummond won silver in the team pursuit and silver in the omnium, having won gold in the team pursuit last year. Manawatu's Emily Shearman (PNGHS) was part of the silver-medal-winning team pursuit team. Photo by Warwick Smith and follow the Manawatu Standard article link at http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/82565335/The-elite-level-awaits-for-Manawatu-riders-after-medal-haul-in-Switzerland
3. Wai Col rugby
Wairarapa College’s First XV defeated Wellington’s Scots College 7-3 in the quarter-finals of the Wellington Premier Rugby Championship on Saturday. In muddy conditions, Wairarapa College held on to beat the recent National Top Four co-champions Scots College and they will now play top qualifier Wellington College in this coming weekend’s semi-finals. Photo by Andy McArthur.
Siblings Will and Jenna Tidswell, of Havelock North High School, and Carolyne Nel, of Napier Girls' High School, are the three Hawke's Bay orienteers selected in the national secondary school team to compete at the Australian School Championship. The team of 16 were picked after the recent New Zealand School Championship. They will compete against six Australian states and ACT for the Southern Cross Trophy from September 24 to October 2 as part of the Australian School Championship. The team announcement capped a successful nationals for Hawke’s Bay schools who won three of the six sprint titles - Harriet Holt (NGHS) senior girls, Jenna Tidswell (HNHS) intermediate girls and Will Tidswell (HNHS) junior boys. NBHS and NGHS won the top school trophies based on all the grades and the relays. Photo credit Steve Armon and follow the Hawke’s Bay Today article link at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11682914
5. NZ Barbarians Schools named
Jonty McKinnel of Roxburgh Area School will captain the 2016 NZ Barbarians Area Schools rugby side. The 23-man squad for 2016 was recently named out of the national regional tournament, held in Lawrence, Central Otago, earlier this month and won by Central Otago. Lock Flynn Crean from Hurunui College was the MVP from the regional tournament. The Barbarians side will play their annual fixture against the Harlequins Under 18s on September 3 at Hamilton's St Paul's Collegiate. Photo by Marie Relph and follow the NZ Herald article link at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11682995
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