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. Two brothers, playing different codes at different schools, are both heading down the same promising path. Star Toa, 16, and Lepa, 18, play rugby league and rugby union respectively and are both making waves in their chosen sports. Star, a student at St Paul's College in Ponsonby, is a rising league prodigy, having signed with the NRL's Newcastle Knights. Last year, he was named Auckland Rugby League's first 13 fullback of the year and made the New Zealand under-16 side. Lepa, currently at Tamaki College in Glen Innes, plays rugby union and has helped steer the school's first 15 back into Auckland's premier 1A competition. Photo credit: Sam Hewat and read more at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/sport/93767386/auckland-brothers-take-different-paths-to-reach-same-goal
2. Taekwon-Do prodigy Frances Lloyd has been chosen to represent New Zealand in Dublin, Ireland in October at the 2017 ITF World Championships. The 2015 Junior Female Black Belt World Champion and 2016 Junior Female Black Belt World Cup Champion will be defending her title. In 2016, the 17-year-old competed at the ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup in Budapest where she took gold, silver and best-overall medals. The Tauranga Girls' College Year 12 student has been training for a decade with her weekly training consisting of 12-16 hours training per week. Photo credit Tracey Hardy and read more at http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/156929-world-taekwando-champ-to-defend-title.html
3. Wellington East Girls’ College’s Tiana Metuarau celebrating the Central Pulse’s 59-52 playoff win over the Northern Mystics in Wellington on Sunday afternoon. Tiana and the Pulse meet the Southern Steel in the ANZ Premiership final on Wednesday. Photo credit: Above Ground Level. For more great photos like this visit: http://www.abovegroundlevel.co.nz/
4. Earlier this month Hawke's Bay under-15 rep Amelia Swann was the sole Hawke’s Bay player in the New Zealand under-14 team which won their division with an unbeaten run in nine games at the 618-team Nunawading Spectres Tournament in Melbourne, an event promoted as the Australian club championships. Amelia is Year 9 at Napier Girls’ High School. Photo credit Paul Taylor and read more here:
5. Members of Mount Albert Grammar School’s First XV celebrating in their Auckland 1A First XV rugby win over Aorere College on Saturday. Defending national champions MAGS won 19-15 on BG Williams Field, to move up the points table to ninth of 12 teams with a game in hand to most teams. Photo by Dave Lintott Photography. For more great photos like this visit: http://davelintott.photoshelter.com/gallery-list
6. Mikayla Gray of Columba College was recently named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Football Team to travel to Singapore later in the year. Photo credit: Columba College Sport at https://www.facebook.com/columbacollege.school.nz/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
7. The Tangaroa College First XV celebrates their rugby win over Otahuhu College in the Auckland 1B competition on Saturday. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/TangaroaCollegeRugby/
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