College Sports Dinner and Awards 2019

November 04, 2019 at 12:32 PM

At the end of each year, the Sports Department hosts an Awards Dinner for over 500 people to honour our sporting elite and there is always much to celebrate. In a sporting year which featured Auckland, national and medal-winning performances on the international stage, a growing number of students received Sports Colours for being ranked in the top three individually in their sport in Auckland or making an U18 or older age group national team. A further 30 students were chosen to represent New Zealand at an international event, with one student, Jaymie Kolose, having been selected for two international teams!

This year, 1536 students from Years 7-13 have played in one or more sports, with over 100 staff managing or coaching a team. Twenty-four of teams, representing thirteen different sports won Auckland titles with a further seven New Zealand titles gained in six sports. Our sports programme is deservedly one of the most diverse and successful in New Zealand and our players, coaches and managers can be proud of the efforts they have made to maintain that competitive edge, while inspiring our students to strive for their personal best in all they do - the emphasis being on personal best.

Head of Sport, Mr Richard Stead opened the evening saying, Tonight is a celebration of the sporting successes you have achieved in 2019. I use the word ‘you’ broadly tonight, as everyone in this room has played their part.  Mums and Dads, and the wider whanau, I wonder how many kilometres you have travelled this year supporting your children? Early morning wakeups, pickups, drop offs, standing on side-lines or sitting in stadiums, words of support and advice, the feeling of pride, being proud.’

Sport at Saint Kentigern continues to offer many pathways for boys and girls, and not just through playing.  Sport also remains a vehicle to learn so many life lessons from perseverance and resilience to accepting direction, learning from mistakes, working with others and being humble in success.  More than technical and tactical skills, it offers the chance to be a better person. Every year brings a new focus and throughout 2019, our aim has been to continue to inspire students to pursue their sporting interests to the best of their ability, assisting them to learn and grow and readying them for life beyond Saint Kentigern.

Senior College Principal, Mrs Suzanne Winthrop paid tribute to the efforts of the coaches and managers saying that the skills and attributes our students learn from their mentors can never be underestimated. This year, Touch coach, Lance Watene was acknowledged for his dedicated work with our Touch teams. A parent to three Old Collegians, Lance has had a long association with the College and has given service over many years.

Our Sports Prefects, Kayla Robertson-Tekii and Cam Church spoke on behalf of the students. Kayla made an astute comment about the value of extra-curricular sport, ‘I have experienced a mixture of emotions around my sport, some highs and some lows, but most importantly it has taught me as a player that not everything goes to plan, we can’t win all the time and sometimes through losing, even though at the time it hurts, you learn so much more about yourself.  We put so much time into training and focusing on the ‘win’ that we don’t actually realise that all of these wins and losses are teaching us life -long lessons.  In life you ‘win and lose,’ you may not get the job you want, you may not get in a team you trained so hard for, but it teaches us resilience, it teaches us to appreciate and be grateful for the times when we do win. Most importantly, for me, being part of these teams has given me a sense of belonging. Being part of these teams for the season, you form special bonds and I have gained long-life friends - you become part of a wider family.’

The evening builds to the most prestigious awards, with the talented Jaymie Kolose being crowned Dux Ludorum, the Premier Boys Basketball Team named Team of the Year, the Premier Boys’ Tennis team named for the Outstanding Performance of the Year with Nathan Xu being recognised for his Outstanding Individual Performance.

The Sports Dinner is the culmination of the efforts of many people but Director of Sport, Mr Richard and Sports Manager, Miss Lynne Scutt deserve our thanks for the huge amount of work it takes to bring this together.

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Jaymie Kolose

The Dux Ludorum is the major individual sporting award of the year and is awarded to the most outstanding sports person, girl or boy. The winner is generally an all-round sports person who has represented the College at a number of sports.

Jaymie placed 2nd overall in the Senior Girls Athletics, winning the 200m and 400m. She was this year’s captain of the Premier Netball team who were Auckland Champions, Upper North Island Champions and 2nd at the National Championships. She was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball team. She is a member of our Premier Girls’ Touch team, and she was selected for the New Zealand Open Women’s team for the World Cup in Malaysia, who won the Silver medal. Jaymie is an outstanding athlete!

Nominees: Jaymie Kolose, Alex McNaught, Lisa Putt, Will Bason, Cam Church, Jensen Foster, Annabelle Waterworth, Cecile Velghe, Kayla Robertson-Tekii, Josh Child, Maddy Clarke, Sacha McLeod, Logan Cowie, Finian Orr.

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Cam Church

Cam was 2nd overall in swimming sports. At the EZSS Swimming Championships, he was first in 100m freestyle, 100m freestyle relay and the Medley relay. He was 3rd overall in the College Athletics Championship winning the long jump. He was captain of the Rugby 1st XV. The team won the Presbyterian Quadrangular, was 2nd in the 1A competition and they are the Blues region Co-ed champions and won the National Co-ed Top 4 title. He was also captain of the Blues U18 Rugby team and played for the NZ Secondary Schools team. He is contracted to the Auckland Rugby Union in 2020.


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Lisa Putt
Lisa placed 3rd in the College Senior Girls’ Athletics, winning the 100m and long jump events. At the Auckland SS Athletics championships, she was 1st in the Senior Triple Jump event and a member of our 4X100m relay team that set a new College record. She is a member of our Premier Girls’ Touch team. She is a member of our Premier Netball team that won the Auckland title and the UNISS title, where she was named MVP in the final the team went on to place 2nd at the NZ Championships. She is a finalist in the College Sport Young Sports Person of the Year in 3 categories: All-round, Touch and Athletics. She was also awarded the Steve Cole Cup.


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Premier Boys’ Basketball Team
This year’s Team of the Year made College history. They are our first Premier Boys’ Basketball team to win a National title. They also won the NI Championships. Ably led by Martin and Alex, who created a wonderful culture within the team, with Shalom being a standout performer, they beat Rosmini College, live on SKY TV, in the national final. It was a very proud moment for the College. Under the guidance of their coaches Aaron and Kazlo, they worked hard to get better at every training and in every game this season. They sought to improve and although winning was always the goal, the focus was on improving.
Team: Shalom Broughton, Samuel Chan, Josh Child, Kazlo Evans, Levick Kerr, Gabriel Nolan, Kaea Rangihaeata, Alexander Rivers, George Turner, Elliot Watson and Co-Captains Martin Gan and Alex McNaught

Nominations: Hockey Boys 1st XI, Premier Boys’ Basketball, Premier Netball, Rugby 1st XV, Premier Tennis Boys, Premier Tennis Girls, Premier Touch Girls.

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Premier Boys’ Tennis Team

This award is for an individual or team which has achieved at the highest level and gained results reflective of their dedication, determination and desire to succeed. Finalists from all the other major awards have been considered for this award.

This team won the Auckland Secondary Schools Tennis title, however, their highlight of the year was winning the National Secondary Schools’ competition in Christchurch. In the National competition, the team defeated all teams, winning the final against Westlake Boys 5 – 1. Team members, Caelan Potts, Jack Loutit, and Max Dickey have remained undefeated in all competitions during the year. 

Team: Nic Beamish, Max Dickey, Samuel Hodges, Jack Loutit and Caelan Potts

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Nathan Xu

This is a special award introduced this year.

Nathan represented NZ in Table Tennis at the Youth Olympics in October last year at just 15 years of age event.  Since then, his results have been outstanding. He has represented NZ, winning the Junior Oceania Singles title and the ITTF Senior Men’s Oceania Tournament. He is the Auckland U21 singles Champion and Auckland Open Men’s singles champion. In the recent NZ championships, Nathan became the U18 Boys Singles Champion, the U18 Boys Doubles Champion, Open Men's Singles Runner up, U21 Men's Singles Champion and U21 Mixed Doubles Champion. During this year, Nathan has still managed to captain our Premier Table Tennis team to win the Auckland Championship and Greater Auckland Championship. He also won the NZ Secondary Schools’ title.

Nathan is a very humble and extremely focused young man and we look forward to following his progress.



For contribution to sports at the College.
This is for dedication and outstanding commitment to their chosen sports often as captains, always as leaders. 

Sam Clarke        

Rugby & Water Polo

Christina Middelbeck-Harrison

Water Polo

Kervin Guttenbeil


Daniel Woud

Cricket and Hockey

Elliot Watson


Jaymie Kolose

Touch, Netball & Athletics

Tiaan Tauakipulu


Lennox Moss



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Josh Child

This cup is awarded to a leader who builds a team around them and demonstrates leadership qualities by helping others within the team to develop their skills.

Josh has been in the Premier Hockey team since Year 9 and has played over 100 times for this team. This year he co-captained the team who were Auckland Champions, runners up in the Greater Auckland Competition and won Bronze at the Rankin Cup (the premier National Secondary School Tournament). He has been a member of two Premier National winning teams. In 2018, his Premier Hockey team won the Rankin Cup and this year he was a member of the Premier Basketball team which won a National Title. Josh is a terrific young man, he has displayed excellent leadership, commitment and loyalty through his time at SKC, always giving his very best’

Lisa Putt

This Award is presented to Sportsman or Sportswoman who epitomises the values identified by Mr Cole as the foundation blocks of our sports programme. ‘Respect for everyone, integrity for what we do, always deliver your best in the pursuit of excellence.’ 

Lisa has made a huge contribution to sport at the College since Year 9. Her loyalty, commitment and work ethic are second to none. She is highly respected by her peers and always leads by example. She has been a wonderful role model to the younger ones in her teams and always strives to be the best in her pursuit of excellence. She is a tremendously talented athlete, representing NZ and at regional level too. Recently, she has been named in the NZ U20 Touch team to compete in the 2020 Trans-Tasman series and she has been named in the Comets netball training squad for 2020.



Cam Church

The Jerome Kaino Cup is presented to a team athlete who ‘the team could just not do without.’

Cam is a leader and a role model who sets high standards for himself and team members. He has an unbelievable work rate, evidenced by his outstanding performances week in week out with the 1st XV Rugby team. His leadership and professionalism throughout this year, and the way he has brought his team together, in what has been some difficult times, is a real credit to him. His quality performances at NZSS level and being awarded the Jerry Collins NZ Player of the Series against the Australian Schools team, further emphasised his value in every team he takes part in.



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Kaea Rangihaeata 
Kaea is a member of the U15A Football team who were Auckland Champions and Knock Out semi-finalists. He was a member of the U17A Basketball team who were Eastern Zone Champions and 2nd in the Auckland Championship. He was also a member of the Premier Basketball team which recently won the New Zealand Championship.

Nominees: Kaea Rangihaeata, Nathan Xu, Henry Drillien, Sam Gunn, Shore Harada                              

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Natalia Rankin-Chitar
Natalia was 3rd overall in the College Athletics championship. At the Eastern Zone, Auckland and North Island Athletics Championships, she came first in the Intermediate Discus and Shot-Put events, establishing new College records in both events. She is a member of the Senior Girls Mystics Netball team. She is also a member of our Premier Girls Water Polo team and a member of the New Zealand U18 Women’s Water Polo team.

Nominees: Sophie Spencer, Kenza Taele, Hannah Riley, Natalia Rankin-Chitar

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Kiyann Manukonga
Kiyann placed 1st in the SKC Intermediate Boys 100m and 200m events. He was a member of our 4 X 100m relay which placed 2nd in the EZSS Championships. He is a member of our U15A Open Rugby team and 7’s U15 team. He was a member the Junior Boys and Senior Boys Touch team.

Nominees: Anish Edekar, Kiyaan Manukonga

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Brooke Fonoti
Brooke was a member of the Year 10 Mystics Netball team who are Auckland Champions. She is also a member of the Junior A and Premier Touch teams. In December 2018, the Premier Touch team placed 2nd in the NZ Championship. She is a member of the Premier Waterpolo team who finished 4th in Auckland. She is a member of the NZ Water Polo squad for players born in 2004.

Nominees: Brooke Conover, Neeve Webster, Brooke Fonoti, Isabella Campion, Charlotte Manley, Khanye'-Lii Munro-Nonoa, Emma Pijnenburg


George Turner
George was a member a member of our Premier Basketball team who are New Zealand Champions. He also played for, and was captain of, our U15A Boys Basketball team. He is a member of our Cricket Colts 1st team and is the Captain of our Year 9 Cricket team.

Nominees: George Turner, Teare Tunui, Wyndham Nathan-Patuawa, Dawson Parekowhai-Lage

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Ruby Spring
Ruby was 2nd overall in the College Junior Athletics Championship, winning the 800m, 1500m and 3000m. She is the College Junior Cross-Country Champion. She is the AKSS Duathlon Junior Girls Champion. She placed 3rd in the NZSS Junior Girls Triathlon Championships and was named the College Triathlete of the Year. She is a member of our Football Junior A Girls team. She has also won a raft of events at the North Island and South Island Cycling tours, setting a new record for the U15 Individual Time Trial during the Northern Tour. She is the New Zealand Cycling U15 Road Race and Points Race Champion.

Nominees: Olivia Rooney, Jade Nomani, Liv Peebles, Ruby Spring

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Coen Anderson
This year’s winner was 2nd overall in the College Year 8 Athletics Championship, winning the 1500m and 800m. He was 3rd overall in the Year 8 Swimming Championship. He is the Year 8 College Cross Country Champion and SE Zone Champion for Cross Country. He placed 2nd in the U14 Duathlon at the Auckland Championships and placed 2nd in the Cycling Time Trial events, at both the NI and NZ Championships.

Nominees: Coen Anderson, Year 8; Dejaun Naidoo, Year 8; Adam Muggleston, Year 7; Samuel Boyes, Year 8; Tim Wallace, Year 7.

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Alex Campion
Alex is the Year 8 girls’ swimming champion. At the AIMS Games, she was the overall swimming champion, setting a new AIMS Games record in the 100m Individual Medley. She is the College Year 8 athletics champion, having won the 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m and High Jump. She placed 2nd in the College Year 8 cross country. She is in the Year 7 & 8 Girls’ Touch team and was named in the Tournament Team at the EZSS championships. She plays Netball for the Year 8 Mystics and when not in the pool at AIMS, she also played for the Year 7 & 8 Netball team.

Nominees: Madeline Ballard, Year 8; Joanna Yang, Year 8; Frankie Wingate, Year 7; Alex Campion, Year 8; Leni Webster, Year 7; Greer Gilhooly, Year 7; Dorothy Anderson, Year 7.

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