College Sport

What a difference a year makes

Working hard on her fitness levels has paid dividends for St Mary's College netballer Colleen Faleafaga.

Practice made perfect for Colleen Faleafaga at the national secondary schools trials.

Silver lining for Rosario

Yasheek Rosario spent the athletics season chasing crack sprinter Nick Smith.

YASHEEK ROSARIO must sometimes feel that he is running in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Mixed fortunes for Town first XV

Prop Ben Aumua-Peseta will be a powerful presence in the St Pat's Town pack this year.

IT HAS been a good news, bad news month for the St Pat's Town first XV.

Four Wellington girls in national team

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Wellington players make up a quarter of the New Zealand secondary schools netball team.

Hillier youngest NZ amateur winner

Wellington teenager Daniel Hillier follows a shot during the final of the 2015 New Zealand amateur championship.

Daniel Hillier is the youngest player to win NZ men's amateur golf title.

Scots College XV head to Japan

Connor Garden-Bachop will be a key member of the Scots College backline this winter.

They conquered the country in 2014, now for the world.

Neighbours in world youth athletics team

Next door neighbours Phoebe Edwards, left, and Kelsey Forman, are among the six NZ athletes selected for world youth championships in Colombia.

You don't have to live in Island Bay to represent New Zealand at the youth world championships. But it appears to help.

Bacon seeing the world

Scots College yachtsman Sam Bacon on his way to winning the national optimist title at Wellington.

Sam Bacon is a sailor but he hasn't had to join the Navy to see the world.

Hillier in form for NZ amateur

Aotea College golfer Daniel Hillier.

Daniel Hillier will go into the opening round of the New Zealand amateur championships in Auckland today in peak form.

'Hardest decision I've ever had to make'

Marcelle Parkes, 17, from Wellington East Girls' College had to make a choice between playing for the Junior White Sox at the World softball champs and seeking a spot in the secondary schools netbtall team.

It was the decision Marcelle Parkes hoped to avoid.

Stream aim to leave rivals in wake

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Members of the St Pat's Silverstream first XV squad have already been making waves this year.

Extra training pays dividends

James Corfe, 25, and Fiona Weatherall, 22, after paddling over the Grey River bar during their circumnavigation of the South Island. Sea Kayaking expedition

Kapiti College athlete has forced her way into the NZ team to compete at the world junior canoe sprint championships.

Shot put ace makes her mark

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Naenae College Diana Oloapu set a meeting record when winning the shot put at the 2015 North Island secondary schools track and field championships in Auckland.

Just wait until Diana Oloapu starts doing some serious training for the shot put.

Scots College take national tennis title

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Scots College are national tennis champions after beating defending champions St Kentigern in the final.

Wellington snaps up Maadi gold

The St Pat’s Town crew of Daniel Ward (stroke)  and Josh Ngaia won gold in the under-16 double sculls at the Maadi Cup regatta at Lake Karapiro.

The St Pat's Town rowing team scaled the Maadi mountain at Lake Karapiro on Saturday.

Live: NZSS National Futsal Champs

A futsal ball is pictured at Brazil's Sport Club Do Recife in Recife June 27, 2014. Despite the warm winter weather in Recife, some young players are not outdoors playing in the sunshine with their friends. Instead, they are indoors playing futsal. Played with a goalkeeper and four outfield players on tight pitches bordered by lines, this version of football has yet to really make the breakthrough in Europe, but it has long been an essential element of Brazil's soccer success. Picture taken June 27, 2014. To match Feature SOCCER-WORLD/BRA-FUTSAL   REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Live coverage of the best NZ school futsal teams competing at their national champs in Wellington.

Live: NZSS National Futsal Champs video

A futsal ball is pictured at Brazil's Sport Club Do Recife in Recife June 27, 2014. Despite the warm winter weather in Recife, some young players are not outdoors playing in the sunshine with their friends. Instead, they are indoors playing futsal. Played with a goalkeeper and four outfield players on tight pitches bordered by lines, this version of football has yet to really make the breakthrough in Europe, but it has long been an essential element of Brazil's soccer success. Picture taken June 27, 2014. To match Feature SOCCER-WORLD/BRA-FUTSAL   REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Live coverage of the best NZ school futsal teams competing at their national champs in Wellington.

Power seeks big finale at NI championships

PUSHING HARD: Ben Power is aiming for 19m in the shot put at the North Island secondary schools champs.

Ben Power will farewell the athletics season at the North Island secondary schools championships in Auckland.

Top young sailor turns triathlete

SOLID FORM:  Hutt International’s Henry Gautrey is expected to be prominent in the under-16 section of the New Zealand secondary schools triathlon in Taupo.

Henry Gautrey is now spending more time in the swimming pool than on the harbour.

Watson leaves others in her wake

FAST LANE: Tawa College athlete Danielle Watson won five titles at the 2015 national kayak championships.

Give Danielle Watson a stick, a paddle or a bat and she will handle it well.

Karapoti won, now for the Crankworx

NEW CHALLENGE: Eden Cruise will compete at the Crankworx festival in Rotorua, which doubles as the opening round of the world enduro series.

Precocious mountainbiker Eden Cruise takes on another challenge this week.

Jumper Phoebe Edwards saves her best for last

Promising Wellington athlete Phoebe Edwards at the 2015 national track and field champs at Newtown. A week later she won gold in the under-18 high jump at the Australian junior championship.

Another Australian title and three personal bests for Wellington East athlete Phoebe Edwards.

Manusina covets top-16 finish

VALUABLE PLAYER: Sacred Heart's Masanori Udagawa
was named MVP at the Wellington regional volleyball tournament.

Lani Manusina is aiming to end her school volleyball career on a high.

HIBS impress ahead of Gillette Cup

Rachin Ravindra for HIBS in last year's Gillette Cup final against Onslow.

An impressive dress rehearsal suggests Hutt International could be centre stage in the Gillette Cup.

Cummack hopes 361-day season ends with gold

Thomas Cummack of Wellington College competes in the boy's U16 single sculls final during the AON North Island Secondary School Championships at Lake Karapiro on March 9, 2014 in Cambridge, New Zealand.

Thomas Cummack took just four days off after the 2014 Maadi Cup regatta and has barely missed a day's training since.

Smith ticks off track target

HIGH SPEED: Nick Smith was able to tick off one of his goals when breaking 11 seconds for the 100 metres.

New Zealand's fastest schoolboy Nick Smith was low flying again at the weekend.

Kelsey smashes steeplechase record

STRIDING OUT: Kelsey Forman comes away from the water jump on her way to setting a NZ record at Newtown Park.

Kelsey Forman killed three birds with one stone with a stunning run at the national track and field championships in Wellington.

Potter selected for Junior White Sox team

PITCHING IN: Sacred Heart’s Pallas Potter is the youngest player in the Junior White Sox team that will contest the world championships in Oklahoma City in August.

Pallas Potter is used to pitching above her age, having already played at a variety of levels

Wellington wins McEvedy Shield

SHIELD OF DREAMS: The Wellington College team celebrate their McEvedy Shield victory at Newtown Park.

Wellington College co-captain Robbie Delany described his school's McEvedy Shield triumph as the best day of his life

Tuffin heads strong Silverstream effort

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: St Pat's Silverstream captain Kenneth Tuffin scored 125 not out against Wellington College.

St Pat's Silverstream head boy and first XI captain Kenneth Tuffin helped Silverstream knock over Wellington College in their premier youth clash.

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