Mahurangi College made the tough decision not to hold its annual Sports Blues awards event, but is still acknowledging students’ achievements.
Director of sport Karlie Stanbra wanted to hold an assembly in lieu of a public awards evening, but even that has had to be cut due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
However, that has not stopped the college from acknowledging top performers. A total of 80 applications for Blues Awards for regional feats were submitted.
Big wins include Mahurangi’s underwater hockey senior team winning the open A grade; the Hockey 1st XI team taking first in the 1A grade; the Hockey intermediate girls team taking first in the A grade and the six-a-side comp; both the netball Year 8 and Year 9 teams winning their grade championships; the girls’ football 2nd XI team winning the C Grade comp; and the 1st XV rugby team winning the 1B grade.
Rodney College also had plenty to celebrate across its students’ achievements this year.
Rodney’s Caitlin Heke was selected as captain for the North Harbour under-16 representative netball team for the three-day North Island junior netball championships in New Plymouth.
Heke had also been selected to play in a representative team for Tag New Zealand in Australia.
Gage Laughton participated in the IFFA Nationals in field archery, winning the Gold in the age 14 to 18 category.
Tane Stewart competed in the Taniwha Open Darts Comp held in Kamo, placing 9th out of 60 competitors, despite being the only junior entrant.
And 30 Rodney College students competed in the ShowQuest performance arts competition at Forum North in Whangarei. They won second place in the overall competition and won best use of drama, most effective us of live music and best costume.