Mahurangi College has left its mark for years to come at the Blue Light U15 Games, picking up two supreme awards and five medals at the inaugural event.
The games were held in Tauranga from November 28 to 30, with eight schools competing.
Mahurangi sent down teams in touch rugby, fast five netball, futsal and golf.
The supreme awards are given out to the team that displays the best values in each code, with two going to the mixed division touch team and golfers Jordon Thomas and Lyall Sutton.
Thomas and Sutton also picked up gold and silver respectively, as the only ones to compete in the sport in the event’s first year.
Other medal getters did face some tough competition from competing schools with a Mahurangi boys futsal team winning silver while the college’s mixed touch team, second boys futsal team and fast five netball side won bronze.
Mahurangi College sports coordinator Karlie Stanbra was pleased to see the teams do so well.
“Our teams were stoked to receive sportsmanship awards and pick up podium places across the board,” Stanbra says.
The silver winning futsal side from left, Tom Barnett, Gus Holland, Nathan Strong, Oliver Corteen and Jesse Attwood.
“The competition was a great way to round off the school year for us, and we will be making this an annual event for our students now.”
About 300 students competed at the games from Mahurangi College, North Harbour Blue Light Branch, Raglan School, Aquinas College, Te Whare Kura o Mauao, Tauranga Girls College, Tauranga Boys College and Papamoa College.
Blue Light, a charity that works with the police and provides youth opportunities, is hoping to grow the event to offer more sporting opportunities for young people.