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. Jack Carswell of Cambridge High School was the only rider in the U15 category to go under 25 minutes (23.54) in the time trial at the weekend’s Age Group cycling Nationals in Cambridge. In contrast, the U19 women’s time trial was very closely fought, with the top five stopping the clock within 22 seconds of each other. In what was an extremely close battle between them, Mount Aspiring College’s Phoebe Young took the win in 24.30mins. Photo credit: Ed Wright and read more at http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/carswell-fisher-black-lead-way-age-group-nationals/
2. A group of league boys playing union are looking to prove they can be the surprise team in the UC Championship. The St Thomas of Canterbury College first XV started the Crusaders region secondary school competition with an emphatic 64-5 win over Burnside High School. Among them is 17-year-old centre Jordan Riki. The former Christchurch Boys’ High School student was named the under-16 player of the year at the New Zealand Rugby League awards in January and is part of the Brisbane Broncos youth system. Photo credit and read more at: http://www.star.kiwi/2017/05/league-boys-boost-st-thomas-union-hopes/
3. Mount Maunganui College’s Elin Tawharu, 16, finished in a career best third place at the 2017 Rip Curl GromSearch International Final held on Maresias Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend. She was one of 16 competitors from seven different regions around the globe, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Indonesia, South Africa and South America. Photo credit and read more here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503345&objectid=11851193
4. Opunake High School were winners of the boys section and Sacred Heart Girls College won the girls in the Quick Rip Rugby tournament held last Friday at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth. Held in conjunction with TRFU, TSSSA Quick Rip saw 40 junior teams come together to battle it out. Photo credit: TSSSA at https://www.facebook.com/Taranaki-Secondary-School-Sports-Association-TSSSA-518617574885675/
5. Kyle Chen is gearing up for what is shaping up to be his busiest year of his young but very successful boxing career. The 16-year-old Kerikeri High School Student with an amateur record of 38 wins and six defeats was recently named as one of two young New Zealand boxers to have been accepted into the AIBA international boxing association's Road to Buenos Aires programme, in preparation for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Photo credit and read more at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503448&objectid=11848700
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