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. Morning training on the harbour last week for the Takapuna Grammar School’s rowers. Photo credit Takapuna Grammar School Rowing https://www.facebook.com/tgsrowing
2. The St. Margaret’s College Senior A netball team after winning Round One SuperNet competition. St Margaret’s beat St Andrew’s College 37-35 in the first round decider last Thursday. The final points table (seven matches played) was: St Margaret’s 24 points; St Andrew’s 22; Vila Maria 21; Ashburton 21; CGHS 13; Rangiora 12; Rangi Ruru 4; Marian 0. Photo credit: School Sport Cantebury - https://www.facebook.com/SchoolSportCanterbury
3. On Mondays, Iritana Hohaia, Isabelle Cook and Simone Cook wear blue. They take the court as core members of the Opunake High School senior girls' basketball team. But come the weekend, they don yellow and black as they step on the court with the Taranaki Thunder in the national women's competition. For sisters Isabelle and Simone, 15 and 17 respectively, their first year with the Taranaki team has been a testing one, but both have found a way to thrive against tougher opponents. "It's a lot more physical in the women's competition," Isabelle says. Read more at the Taranaki Daily News at http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/sport/94224262/opunake-high-school-basketball-trio-prove-themselves-at-the-top-level Photo credit Grant Matthew/Fairfax NZ
4. Taradale High School’s Casey Hales is the sole Hawke's Bay paddler in a three-strong New Zealand under-18 girls K1 team competing at the Junior Worlds in Slovakia in three weeks, leaving last week for three weeks of training. At the New Zealand Open Championships in Kawerau Hales finished second in the under-18 K1 division and fifth in the open division. Paddling at the January Oceania Championships in Auckland Hales finished third in the under-18 division and was the second best of the Kiwis. At the Australian Open in Penrith Hales finished fourth in the under-18 division and was the best of the Kiwis. Read more at Hawke’s Bay Today at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503460&objectid=11883897 Photo credit Duncan Brown.
5. Several hours before the All Blacks took on the British and Irish Lions on Saturday, St Bernard’s College, Lower Hutt, hosted a touring Irish school Blackrock College. St Bernard’s College beat the Blackrock boys 43-0 in the First XV clash, while Blackrock won 48-12 in the Second XV match. Photo credit: Wareham Sports Media. More photos at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Wareham-Sports-Media-922231524463851/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1640927459260917
6. The Aorere College U17 basketballers last week celebrating their win over Mission Heights Junior School Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/aorerecollegesport/
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