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. Last Tuesday Napier Boys’ High School won the 2017 Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Boys Futsal Championships, beating Havelock North High School 4-2 in the final. Havelock North High School won the Junior Boys, with Lindisfarne the runners-up. The NZSS Futsal Championships are in Wellington at the end of this month. Photo credit: Central Futsal – Hawke’s Bay - https://www.facebook.com/Central-Futsal-Hawkes-Bay-887941691249607/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
2. Charli Miller from St Peter’s School, Cambridge, in action at the New Zealand Athletics Championships at nearby Hamilton in the weekend. Year 10 student Charli smashed the 2,000m New Zealand U17 steeplechase record in winning the U18 Women’s steeplechase race in 6.46.74 (previous record 6.52.72), ahead of Feilding High School’s Tessa Webb and Cashmere High School’s Liliana Braun. Charli also finished third behind winner Hannah O’Connor of Sacred Heart, New Plymouth, and Phoebe McKnight of Hutt Valley High School in the U18 3,000m. Photo credit: St Peter’s School.
3. The Pakuranga College dragon boating team, after winning gold in the Mixed 500m Grand Final at the Auckland Secondary Schools Dragon Boating Championships on Sunday. Epsom Girls’ Grammar School Blue won the 500m Girls Final and Westlake Boys’ High School Flame took out the 500m Boys Final. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/PakurangaCollege/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
4. Last week’s 2017 Northland Secondary School Sport Senior Volleyball Championships took place. The Boys was won by Tikipunga High School and the Girls by Whangarei Girls’ High School. Photo credit: NSSA at https://www.facebook.com/Northland-Secondary-School-Sports-NSSSA-688448054509261/?ref=br_rs
5. Nelson College will be representing New Zealand in a 12-strong school international sevens rugby tournament at England’s Rugby School this coming weekend, as part of its 450th anniversary celebrations. Nelson College will play on The Close playing fields where William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up a ball during a game of football in 1823, inventing the game of rugby in the process. Seven northern hemisphere schools from Canada, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are competing. Read more at http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/sport/90396518/nelson-college-headed-for-international-sevens-showdown-at-rugby-school and photo credit: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ.
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