Basketballers are the best
Nayland College's senior A boys basketball team were recognised for their exploits at the annual Nayland Sports awards last week, winning the top prize of the Howat Cup for allround sporting excellence, and the Andrew Trophy for outstanding team performance.
At the South Island secondary schools championships, the team was second after making the final for the third year in a row.
Four weeks later they equalled the best-ever finish in the school's history, finishing fourth in the national competition.
Nathan Dempster and Scott Cameron shared the D'Arcy Cup for best allround sportsman in 2012.
Scott Cameron captained the boys A volleyball team to win the South Island secondary schools title. He was selected in the South Island Schools team and named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools team that won their test against Australia.
In basketball, Scott captained the senior A team that was second in the South Island and fourth in the New Zealand. He was a member of the Nelson under-19 team that was third in New Zealand and is a Nelson Giants development player.
In school athletics, Nathan won the senior athletics championship and was captain of the First XV and Press Cup rugby team and the Nayland sevens team. He captained the Nayland boys squash team to win the Tasman secondary school squash championships and was a valuable member of Nayland's successful basketball and volleyball teams.
Nathan also shared the Gowans Trophy with Brianna Joyes (netball, touch and basketball). The Gowans Trophy is annually awarded to a student or students who, over their period of time at Nayland College, gave an outstanding contribution to sport.
The Monica Robinson Cup for best allround senior sports girl was shared between Sara Reidie and Michaela Matenga.
Sara was captain of the Nayland College senior A basketball and a Nelson/Tasman rep in basketball and netball. Sara was a member of the senior A volleyball team that competed at nationals in New Zealand and Australia. She was selected in the squad of 20 for the New Zealand under-17 team.
Michaela was vice captain for the Nelson under-19 and 21 women's touch teams and was selected in the New Zealand under-19 women's team.
In netball, Michaela captained the senior A netball team; she was named in the South Island Secondary Schools tournament team.
She was named Tasman's under-19 team MVP and made the New Zealand Emerging players development squad.
Winners of the Nayland College Trophy for outstanding junior team performance was the 4x100 metres boys relay team of Jonas Kale, Adam Pulling, Mitchell Chandler, Kelvin Torrance.
The relay team won the under-16 boys South Island title and was fourth in New Zealand.
Riley Haymes was awarded the Olley Cup as the best all-round junior sports boy.
In athletics, Riley won the Tasman under-15 boys 400m title, while in football he played in the New Zealand Nike Cup for Nelson Suburbs and was a member of the Nelson under-15 rep team that was second in the South Island.
Keeper Cup for best all-round junior sports girl went to Holly Chandler. In 2012 Holly represented Nayland College in an impressive eight sports. Holly's national highlights included the South Island under-14 girls javelin title and the New Zealand under-16 Koru basketball team.
The Higginson Cup for sportsmanship, was presented to Sara Eden and Jordan Douglas, recognising qualities such as respect for team-mates, opposition and officials.
Athletics: Nayland College Cup for outstanding contribution to girls athletics - Holly Chandler; McKay/Rainey Trophy for outstanding contribution to boys athletics - 4 x 100m junior boys relay team.
Orienteering: Nayland College Cup for outstanding all round contribution to orienteering - Ben Sutton.
Cross Country: Lineham Cup for outstanding allround contribution to cross country - Thomas Andersen.
Squash: Palmer Trophy for the player making the greatest contribution to squash - Nathan Dempster and Ella Orr.
Tennis: Cameron Trophy for the player making the greatest contribution to tennis - Hannah Waine.
Cycling: Nelson Cycling Trophy for best allround season - Olivia Miller and Grayson Napier.
Bowls: Nayland College Cup for the person making the greatest contribution to bowls - Elish Reilly and Kendall Hodson.
Touch: Wicken Cup for the girl having the best season - Michaela Matenga; Kirker Trophy for the player having the best season - Kahu Goad.
Sailing: Atkinson Cup for outstanding all-round contribution to sailing - Steph Vining.
Cricket: Holmes Cup for the boy having the best season for the school - Josh Sansom. Equestrian: Jack Collin Cup for best allround season - Danielle Guiver.
Volleyball: Nayland College Cup for the most promising junior girl - Anna Fockenga; Nayland College Cup for the most promising junior boy - Laughlan Campion; Hegarty Cup most valuable player at national competition - Alex McCreary and Saskia Wanklyn; Fraser Galloway Trophy for most valuable player - Scott Cameron.
Skiing: Crouch Trophy for the person making the greatest contribution to skiing - Mixed Ski Team.
Badminton: Nayland College Trophy for the player having the best season - Zaimon Sansom.
Hockey: Mathieson Cup for the girl making outstanding contribution - Ella Orr and Linda Spring; Nayland College Cup for the boy having the best season - Ryan Clements.
Rugby: Girls Rugby Award - Natasha Kara; Nelson Bays Trophy for the most improved junior player - Tane Raumati; Cowman Cup for the player making the best season - Kelly Duff.
Football: Founders Award for the most improved girl - Ruby Cunningham; Cullen Cup for Best And Fairest (MVP) - Alex McCreary; Bonny Trophy for the most promising male footballer - Josh Sansom; First XI Boys Cup for the Most Valuable Player - Sam Maxwell and Willow Milliagan.
Netball: Nayland College Cup for the most promising junior player - Maggie Riley; Dianne Gregg Cup for the most improved player junior or senior - Brianna Joyes; Hodgson Cup for the player making greatest contribution - Hayley McPherson; Nayland College Cup for the player having the best season (MVP) -Michaela Matenga.
Basketball: Farquhar Cup for junior girl having the best season - Holly Chandler; Alastair Gardner Cup for junior boys basketball - Jack Lovell; Thompson Trophy for the girls having the best season - Sara Reidie; Nayland College Trophy for the having the best season - Angus Riley & Scott Cameron.
The Nelson Mail