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. Avondale College’s Gabrielle Fa'amausili sets off on her record breaking swim to win the 17 years 50m backstroke on Saturday night at the New Zealand Age Grade Swimming Championships. Her time of 29.02 broke the record of 29.47 set by Australian based Ella Cossil last year.
It was Fa’amausili’s fourth title and fourth record for the week, with the others coming in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 100m backstroke. Read more about the meet here https://swimming.org.nz/article.php?group_id=26886 Photo credit to Dave Lintott Photography; see his gallery from the final night at http://davelintott.photoshelter.com/gallery/170325-Swimming-National-Age-Group-Championships/G0000dkEXpKwZ..4/
2. Southland Boys’ High School’s Mitchell Kempton is set for his first taste of international squash. The 17-year-old has continued his meteoric rise from weekend warrior to be named in the New Zealand under-19 team to face Australia in the Trans-Tasman Junior series. National selection was a nice surprise for the year 13 student. The Southland player finished fifth at the NZ Junior Open last year, which helped to catapult him into the running for New Zealand selection. Read more at http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/90617287/southland-teenager-mitchell-kempton-set-for-first-taste-of-international-squash-in-nz-under19-team Photo credit: Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ
3. A new world record. Seb Calder from St Andrew’s College recently broke the 2000m indoor rowing record for his age group in a time of 6:25.0 minutes and he is only 14 years old. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/Concept2NewZealand/posts/1258224644274414
4. Last weekend the Kerikeri High School crew of skipper Frankie Dair, Alice Autet, Jack Dalbeth-Hudson and Jack Bunce won the Harken Schools sailing regatta. Kerikeri High School fought off fierce competition from rival schools, edging Marlborough Boys’ College into second in the five-race Gold Fleet regatta. Westlake Boys’ High school finished in third, with Selwyn College fourth and Rosmini College fifth. Glendowie College won the Silver Fleet regatta. Photo credit and read more at: http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201703/kerikeri-high-win-harken-schools-regatta
5. St Patrick’s College Town after beat Rongotai College 4-1 in the final of the Wellington Premier One Futsal competition last week. Wellington Girls’ College defeated Onslow College 8-3 in the Girls’ final. The schools will be hometown favourites at the National Secondary Schools Futsal tournament at ASB Centre this week. Girls’ final tomorrow and Boys’ final on Friday. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/capitalfutsal/
6. Anna Steven, Year 12 at Westlake Girls’ High school, won both the 100m and 200m para races at last week’s College Sport Athletics Championships. Photo credit: Halberg Disabilty Sport Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/Halberg-Disability-Sport-Foundation-111893415571312/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
7. Taranaki's Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens has signed with the Parramatta Eels. The 15-year-old Francis Douglas Memorial College student has taken up an academy offer that would see him travel to Australia for camps twice this year, before spending six months of 2018 across the ditch for the under-18s competition. The opportunity came about through scouting at a number of national tournaments and it wasn't only the Eels who were interested in Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens, with the Newcastle Knights also showing an interest. "We had a few trainings, just to see the squad, and then a game over there and I think it just went of that really. "It's an opportunity I couldn't really not take. I'll be experiencing everything and be getting my skills up for both rugby and league." Photo credit and read more at Taranaki Secondary School Sport - https://www.tsssa.org.nz/
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