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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1. Last Wednesday Hutt Valley High School won the Wellington region Coed Cup rugby First XV competition. , beating Wainuiomata High School 24-13 in the final at the nearby Hutt Recreation Ground. This was the first time that HVHS had played in the final since its inception in 2008. They will not contest the national co-ed finals later in the year. Photo credit: Dave Brownlie https://www.facebook.com/brownlie.kiwi/?fref=ts
2. In bright winter sunshine on Saturday, Westlake Boys’ High School hosted St Kentigern College in an Auckland First XI Premier league football match, with the visitors coming away with a 1-0 win, finding the back of the net late in the first half. In other sports codes involving Westlake BHS over the weekend, their basketballers beat MAGS 75-51 and their First XV rugby team lost to Rosmini College 13-15. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/WBHSSPORT/
3. Last week the St. Margaret’s College A netball team won the SuperNet first round Canterbury competition. The defending champions won all their seven matches in the first round series. They beat Rangiora HS 50-13, Christchurch GHS 33-23, St Andrew’s College 32-27, Ashburton College 24-21, Villa Maria College 32-16, Marian College 28-17 and Cashmere GHS 47-29. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/SchoolSportCanterbury?fref=photo
4. Sharon Talaole and Moana Yasumitsu are on their way to making a mark on the rugby field. The Kelston Girls' College students are two of 20 girls in the school's new rugby academy. Sixty-four players signed up to play rugby this season, compared to last year with a turnout of just 10. For the first time in several years the girls' only school has a 1st XV, a 10-a-side development team and a sevens squad. The Kelston Girls' rugby academy officially launched on June 23. Photo credit: SARAH ROBERTS/ FAIRFAX NZ via http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/81618620/Kelston-Girls-is-home-for-female-rugby-players
5. The Motueka High School girls' rugby team is just one win away from another crack at the South Island schools title. Motueka host Christchurch Girls' High School at Sports Park Motueka this coming Wednesday in the Crusaders region girls secondary schools final. Motueka won last year's corresponding clash in Christchurch ahead of a heavy loss to a strong Southland GHS team in the South Island final. Southland went on to represent the South Island at the national top four tournament. Photo credit: ALASTAIR PAULIN/FAIRFAX NZ via http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/sport/81718936/motueka-hs-girls-well-prepared-for-rematch-with-christchurch-ghs
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