Thursday 19 October saw a full capacity crowd in attendance for the Newlands College Celebration of Sport 2017. The audience were treated to great/questionable music by Mr Milmine, excellent videos by Mr Mortensen and great MCing by Ms Mills. The attendees were fortunate to get to hear from guest speaker, Claire Kersten, Silver Fern #168 about her journey and her plans to give making the Commonwealth Games a real crack as she takes a break from teaching to do so.
The finalists and Major Award Winners were as follows:
STUDENT COACH OF THE YEAR: awarded to the student coach who has made the biggest improvement to the performance of a team and who has seen to be particularly effective in developing individuals within a team
TEAM OF THE YEAR: for the team reaching the highest levels in sport
Netball Girls 1
Bowls Pair – Victoria Bain & Georgia Rainey
Recipient: Victoria Bain & Georgia Rainey
P.E. DEPARTMENT TROPHY: Junior Sports Person of the Year. For outstanding contribution to sport at the Junior level.
Recipient: Tui-Aroha Fransen
HORNAL TROPHY: Awarded to the student reaching the highest levels in sport.
Jane-Edna Bryce Member of Wellington Pride Senior Women’s Squad
Matthew Cottle Winner – 2016 U18 Indoor Cricket Provincials
Reece Edgecombe Winner – 2016 U18 Indoor Cricket Provincials
Reece Edgecombe Winner – U22 Indoor Cricket Provincials
Mackenzie Gates Tradition Shodokan Karate National Competition – Gold Medal in Kumate
Lauren Smith Winner – Netball New Zealand U17 Age Group Championship
Alex Thompson Winner – 2016 National Roller Hockey Tournament (Mens open)
Kyran van Asch Winner – 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships – Parallel Bars – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Kyran van Asch Winner – 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics – Teams
Rachel Wilson 2017 NZ & Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships – 1st U18 women K4 200m, 1st U18 women k4 500m