Below are some selected Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the terrific secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days
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1. The Nelson College First XI cricket team has completed a successful build-up to this season's domestic campaign with a brief four-match unbeaten tour to Australia. Accompanied by their Development team, the Nelson College First XI comfortably accounted for their Australian opposition in Sydney as they continue their countdown towards this season's Nelson premier club competition and the national secondary schools finals. The teams they beat were Sydney Boys High School, St Ignatius College, Trinity Grammar School and Cranbrook School. Photo credit and read more at http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/sport/85125525/nelson-college-first-x1-cricket-team-completes-unbeaten-tour-to-aussie
2. The NZ Secondary Schools rugby league team beat the NSW Combined High Schools 22-18 in their opening encounter at Rotorua’s Puketawhero Park last week. The home side was never headed throughout, opening up a 10-point margin early in the second half through a try to wing Lewis Soosemea and holding off a strong finish from the visitors. The NSW side reversed the result in the second match played at Auckland’s Cornwall Park on Saturday, winning 22-4. Photo credit and read more at Kiwi League Central: http://www.kiwileaguecentral.com/latest/nz-schools-claim-first-blood-over-nsw/
3. The Taranaki Junior Surfing team won the 2016 National Scholastic Surfing Championships in emphatic style on the final day of the event completed at Makorori Beach, Gisborne last Wednesday.Taranaki claimed their first scholastic title in the event’s 27 year history. The team topped off the event with a victory in the premier U18 Boys Division via Daniel Farr who stole a last second win over Auckland’s Harry Mactintosh. Macintosh helped his team to finish runner- up with Canterbury finishing in third place, Northland fourth and Gisborne fifth. Taranaki went in to the final day with nine of their 12 surfers remaining in the event and they progressed five in to the finals. Photo credit Col / Surf2Surf.com and read more at https://www.facebook.com/SurfingNZ/
4. New Zealand signed off from the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in spectacular style on Saturday, a Hannah Blake hat-trick and a double from Sam Tawharu earning a 5-0 win over hosts Jordan. Both sides went in to the clash at the Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Al Zarqa early this morning (NZT) searching for their first win of the tournament after suffering defeats in their earlier two matches. The win was New Zealand’s second ever at this event after their first on home soil in 2008. Photo credit FIFA via Getty Images and read more at NZ Football at http://www.nzfootball.co.nz/blake-hits-hat-trick-as-kiwis-end-on-high/
5. Hauraki Plains College shooters hit the target again at the South Island and New Zealand championships held in very cold conditions in Christchurch recently. A team of 17 HPC shooters made up a total of four squads with some outstanding results recorded, including several first and second placed finishers. Photo credit and to read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/hauraki-herald/84942601/hauraki-plains-college-shooters-hit-targets-in-new-zealand-champs
6. Auckland Grammar School flanker Sione Havili was awarded the Jerry Collins Memorial Bronze Boot after Saturday’s New Zealand – Australia secondary schools rugby international. The Bronze Boot is selected by team coaches and management for an outstanding performance in this match every year.
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