Below are some selected Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days and others that have been in the news.
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1. Students from Auckland Diocesan School for Girls and Westlake Boys’ High School attended last week’s annual New Zealand Sport 54th Halberg Awards. The four Dio students, Sports Prefect, Kate Haines; Sports Deputies, Nina Foley and Greta van den Brink; and Head Girl, Luci Trethewey got the opportunity to rub shoulders with New Zealand's sporting elite. Lisa Carrington, who was the guest speaker at Dio’s Senior Sports Awards last year, won the Supreme Halberg Award. Photo credit: Diocesan School Sport at https://www.facebook.com/diocesanschoolsport/photos/pcb.1308778595850185/1308772305850814/?type=3&theater
2. Ashburton College sculler Veronica Wall had another fantastic regatta last week, winning both the Senior Women's and U20 single sculls at the 2017 New Zealand Rowing Championships in Twizel. Last year Veronica became the first girl to win three singles titles at U16, U17 and U18 level at the Maadi Cup. This year’s Maadi Cup is coming up on Lake Karapiro at the end of March. Photo credit: Rowing New Zealand/Rowing Celebration. View more of their superb shots in their galleries at https://www.facebook.com/rowingnewzealand
3. Dylan Brockett, out of Hamilton Boys’ High School scores to put Waikato ahead 8-3 in the final of the U18 Boys Grassroots Trust 2017 Junior National touch championships last weekend. Waikato went on to beat Auckland 9-4 in the final. New Zealand’s leading secondary school touch players were in one of the 76 teams that took part in the championships at Bruce Pulman Park. Other winners were: Counties Manukau (U16 Girls and U16 Boys), Wellington (U16 Mixed), Waikato (U18 Girls) and Southland (U18 Mixed).Photo credit: Touch NZ, for more photos view: https://www.facebook.com/touchnz/
4. The St Mary’s College Condor 7s team and the selection in the New Zealand Development squad of Lyric Faleafaga were celebrated in a special assembly at the school last Tuesday afternoon. Here the team outside with College Sport Wellington Director John Hornal and leading sports administrator and old girl Dame Therese Walshe. Next up for the St Mary’s College 7s side is the Sir Gordon Tietjens tournament in Palmerston North on 3 and 4 March, then a hopeful trip to the Sanix tournament in Japan in April. Photo credit: St Mary’s College/supplied.
5. Northcote College’s Jake Tucker won the AFL New Zealand Rising star award for round 1 of the 2017 Premiership. Jake Tucker made an impressive debut in his first AFLNZ Premiership game where he ran out for the Central Giants last Sunday. The Northcote College student was a shining light for the Giants in their defeat to the Saints. Photo credit and to read more about him and AFL NZ’s Q and A with him at http://aflnz.co.nz/blog/2017/02/16/tucker-makes-giant-debut-to-win-round-1-rising-star/
6. AFF Futsal representative Emily Gillion is one of a number of players who have seen the Women’s Futsal pathway come to fruition. The 16-year old Macleans College student took up the five aside game less than a year ago, and already finds herself coming up against the best female talent the country has to offer. Emily has earned selection into the Auckland National Women’s Futsal League side for this coming weekend’s National Women’s Futsal League takes in Wellington, with AFF Futsal being drawn with Mainland, Central Futsal Hawkes Bay and Northern in pool B. Photo credit Phototek and read the rest of the story at the AFF website: http://www.aucklandfootball.org.nz/gillion-progresses-through-pathway/
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