Below are some selected Photos of the Week highlighting some of the secondary school sporting events, news stories and achievements from the past week in NZ secondary school sport.
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1. Trident High School’s Phoenix Paniora in action at volleyball’s Interprovincial National Championships played in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Some 52 teams battled it out in the U17, U20 and Senior divisions, with Phoneix’s Bay of Plenty women’s U20 teams winning both gold and silver and Phoenix named as the Player of the Tournament. Over the weekend just gone the Year 12 student was selected in the full New Zealand Senior Women’s Volleyball side to play in the Asian Championship in August next month! Photo credit: Julie Maree Photography via Volleyball NZ at https://www.facebook.com/volleyballnz/
2. Meg Jones (left) and Taylor Jakeman of St Peter’s School are part of the NZ U23 Lacrosse team heading to Korea this week for the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Tournament. The tournament runs from 16 to 24 June and NZ will be playing Australian, Korean and Japanese teams. Photo credit and read more at: https://www.stpeters.school.nz/news/287/St-Peter-s-Students-off-to-Korea-for-Asia-Pacific-Lacrosse-Tournament
3. Mount Albert Grammar School’s Premier 1 and 2 Netball teams each dominated their divisions to win the Senior North Harbour Secondary Schools Tournament on Tuesday, 30 May. Both teams won all their games, and both faced Westlake Girls’ High School in their finals. The top team won 30-17 and the Premier 2 team came from behind to win 24-22. Photo credit and read more at https://www.mags.school.nz/mags-wins-north-harbour-netball-tournament/
4. The victorious Waikato U19 Women’s basketball team last week after clinching the National U19 title in a thriller. The team, featuring several current and recent secondary school players including tournament MVP Charlisse Leger-Walker (#5), pipped Canterbury 65-64 in the final with the last play of the game. Canterbury led 33-30 at halftime and 63-60 with under two minutes to play. Canterbury beat Auckland 94-89 in the U19 men’s final. Photo credit: Dave Lintott Photography.
5. Try time Westlake Boys’ High School beat rivals Rosmini College 28-13 on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the North Harbour First XV rugby competition ladder. After seven rounds, Westlake are on 34 points, with second placed Rangitoto College on 29 and third placed Rosmini College on 26. Photo credit WBHS Sport via North Harbour Rugby Photos at: https://www.facebook.com/Harbourrugbyphotos/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
6. There seems to a female football boom happening out Wyndham way at the moment, and Menzies College pupil Summer Smith is a key part of it. Smith captains the school's ever-improving first XI team and is a Southland age-group representative. She has been identified by Southland Football as a talented player who will continue in their representative programme, not only this year, but well into the future. When attending various tournaments Smith has captured plenty of attention from opposition players through her ability. Photo credit and read more at the Southland Times at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/93588946/captain-summer-smith-is-leading-menzies-colleges-rise-in-the-football-ranks
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