College Sports Awards Dinner 2014

November 03, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Each year the Sports Department hosts an Awards Dinner to honour our sporting elite. Over 500 people attended this year’s dinner to celebrate the achievement of our finest young sportspeople. 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 continue to strive to maintain that competitive edge.

DSC_0169.JPGThis year we were very pleased to welcome back former student and professional sailor, Mr Blair Tuke to present the awards. Blair attended Saint Kentigern College in 2005 and  2006. As a yachtsman, he is a double silver medallist in the 49er class at the world champs in 2011 and 2012 and he is an Olympic silver medallist in the 49er class at the London Olympics. He is a world champion in the Splash class 2006 and in the 29er class 2009. He is a world champion in the 49er class 2013 and 2014. He helped win the Youth Americas Cup and is now a member of the Americas Cup Emirates Team New Zealand.

Blair shared with the audience 11 important factors that have helped him to achieve his own hopes and dreams, two of which were to remember where you first started and to acknowledge those who have helped you along the way. He said he enjoys getting back to Saint Kentigern sports games to support the teams, and that no matter where he is in the world; he will always remember his Kerikeri roots. He wished all of our sportspeople good luck in their next chapter of their lives, and we thank him for taking the time to return to College to present the awards. Read Blair's 11 Thoughts About Achieving Your Hopes And Dreams.

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


Maia Jean Watene
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 rather than someone who has concentrated on just one sport.

Nominees: Ayden Lamont, Emma Hanley, Christina Oscar, Grace Wood, George Hollingworth, Isabella Richards, Kelly Drew, James Fouche, Leba Korovou, Liam Ward, Madeline Evans, Maia Jean Watene, Mathew McCullough, Patrick Herbert, Richmond Lum, Sam Dakin, Sam Nock

Maia Jean played in four Premier teams for the College this year. All four teams qualified for their National competitions. She was a major contributor in three of the four teams where she helps to score goals. She is captain of the Premier Girls Basketball team and has played in the New Zealand Maori Women’s team and the New Zealand U20 National team. She is the Premier Girls Touch captain and has played for the New Zealand U19 Touch team and the New Zealand Women’s team. She is also a member of our Auckland champion Netball team.


Isabella Richards
Isabella was the Senior Girls Athletic champion. She placed 1st in the 200m, 1st in the 400m, 1st in the 800m and she set a new College record in the 1500m. She is the College and Auckland Senior Girls Cross Country champion and placed 3rd at the nationals. She is the Auckland Senior Girls road race champion. She plays in the Premier Girls Football team which is the 2nd best girls team in the country. She represented New Zealand in the U17 Girls Football team at the U17 Girls World Cup. She has just been named in the Pathway to Podium programme with Sport New Zealand.


Sam Nock
Sam was part of the Senior Boys 4x100m Relay team. These boys broke the College record which was set way back in 1985, 11 years before he was born. He is captain of our Auckland champion Touch team. He is captain of our 1st XV team. He played his first test for New Zealand against Fiji as a rugby player in the New Zealand Secondary schools U18 rugby team. In his second test against Australia, he scored two tries securing a very good win. He has already played Senior Men’s 7’s rugby for Northland. He has signed a contract for 2015 with the Northland ITM Cup team and the Blues Super 15 franchise.


Liam Williams

Nominees: Conor Brown, Etene Nanai, Caleb Aoake , Ethan Blight Year, Liam Williams, George Ellete, Michael Wood, Matthew Manning

Liam has been a major contributor in two of our very successful premier teams. He was influential as a member of the 1st XI Football team helping them place 3rd in the Auckland competition and 3rd at the National tournament. He was also an influential team member in the Premier Boys Touch team which won the Auckland tournament and will compete in the Nationals in early December. At 16 years of age he is in the Waikato U20 Football team and the Western Springs U19 Football team. He has also just been named in the New Zealand U17 Boys Football squad for the next U17 World Cup.


Sydney Fraser

Nominees: Hannah Ward, Madeleine Park, Mayah Coleman, Mererangi Paul, Summer Jean Motufoua, Sydney Fraser, Tait McGregor, Victoria Kolose

As a track athlete, Sydney placed 2nd in the 100m, 3rd in the 200m and was a member of the winning 4x 100m Relay team at the Eastern Zone Athletics meeting. She also placed 1st in the long jump setting a new Saint Kentigern College record. She is in the Premier Girls Touch team who shared the Auckland title and will contest the Nationals in early December. She is a member of the Premier Girls Netball team who are the Auckland champions. This year she has played for the New Zealand U17 Touch team. She has been selected for the U19 New Zealand Team to play in the Trans-Tasman series early next year. She was a New Zealand Secondary Schools netball trialist and she won the Raewyn Henry Cup as Senior Emerging Player for the Carlton Premier team. She has also just been included in the Pathway to Podium programme with Sport New Zealand.


Dylan McCollough

Nominees: Dylan McCollough, Nico Carlier, Liam Stoica, Rivez Reihana, Ryan Church, Ryan Laumatai

Dylan was 3rd in the Junior Boys Swimming and 3rd in the Junior Boys Cross Country. He was also 3rd in the Eastern zone 3000m. He was named Saint Kentigern College Triathlete of the year and won the Alan Reeves U13 Triathlon prize. He is the Auckland Junior Duathlon champion and is the Auckland Secondary Schools Junior Triathlon champion. He is the New Zealand Junior Triathlete champion. He was also first in New Zealand in the U14 Boys Individual Time Trial and Hill Climb both with new record times.


Hannah Blake

Nominees: Claire Johnston, Hannah Blake, Lizzie Ellis, Amy Waters, Natasha Leishman

As a year 9 student, Hannah is in two Premier sports teams. The 1st XI Girls Cricket team who are the Auckland champions and the 1st XI Girls Football team who were runners up in the Auckland competition and 3rd in the national competition, beaten by only one team all season. She was named MVP for the 1st XI Football team. She has also been a member of the Football Auckland Football Federation Programme since 2010.


Ben Lowe

Nominees: Ben Lowe, Ben Shepherd, Daniel Thibaud, Harrison Dakin, James Archibald, Tom Downs

Ben played in the Year 7/8 1st XI Cricket team and played and captained the Year 7/8 1st XI Football team. He was selected in the AIMS Games Tournament team and captained the Saint Kentigern College team who placed 3rd out of 54 teams from around the country. He played in the College U13A Football team. He was the Year 8 Athletics champion winning the 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m and long jump and placed 3rd in the discus. He was the Year 8 Cross Country champion and he is also part of the Top Flight Football Academy. As a batsman for the Auckland University 7 Prems, he scored 400 runs averaging 50.


Olivia Overfield

Nominees: Annabelle Waterworth, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Olivia Overfield, Sam Watson

Olivia was the Year 8 Girls Swimming champion winning the 33m backstroke, 33m freestyle, 33m breaststroke, 33m fly and the 100m free. She was 3rd in the Year 8 Cross Country and she is in the Year 7/8 Girls Cricket team. She is the Saint Kentigern College U13 Triathlon champion and was a member of the U13 Girls team that won the New Zealand Secondary Schools Super Sprint championship. She was in the U14 Girls College Cycling team which won the Airport Series finals day race and she was a member of the Year 7/8 Cycling team that won the New Zealand Year 7/8 team Time Trial.


Tennis Boys Premier Team
In selecting Team of the Year, we consider competitive edge, dedication to training, consistency throughout the season, self-respect, respect of the opposition, respect for your team mates, the overwhelming desire to perform as a team and representing the College with pride.

Nominees:Cricket Girls 1st XI Team, Cricket Boys 1st XI Team, Cycling Boys Premier Team, Cycling Girls Premier Team, Football Girls 1st XI Team, Football Boys 1st XI Team, Netball Premier Team, Rugby 1st XV Team, Tennis Girls Premier Team, Tennis Boys Premier Team, Touch Boys Premier Team, Touch Girls Premier Team

The Team of the year from Saint Kentigern for 2014 completely dominated extremely tough competition and secured the National Title for the third year in a row. They also qualified for World Championships Qatar 2015 and were the winner of the Auckland Champs of Champs competition.

2014 Tennis Boys Premier Team: Andrew Qi, Liam Stoica, Edward Stoica, Trent Smith, William Matheson.

Coach: Mr Peter Langsford.


Premier Netball Team
This award is given to a team or individual who has achieved at the highest level and gained the results reflective of their dedication, determination and desire to succeed.

Nominees: Tennis Girls Premier team, Tennis Boys Premier Team, Girls Senior A Cycling Team, Boys Senior A Cycling Team, Athletics Senior Boys, James Fouche, Richmond Lum

This year’s winner of the outstanding performance of the year pulled off the near perfect game dominating from the start and playing from in front the entire game. They weathered marginal calls, momentum shifts and spikes in intensity by the opposition. They believed when possibly the Head of College and I didn’t dare to believe, and ultimately they beat arguably the best team in New Zealand.Winning the final of the Auckland Premier Netball competition, they became Auckland champions for the first time.

2014 Premier Netball Team: Sydney Fraser, Victoria Kolose, Leba Korovou, Madison Morete, Christina Oscar, Mererangi Paul, Kristina Tipene, Maia Jean Watene, Amorangi Malesala.

Coaches: Mrs Andrea Leleni, Mrs Lianne Inkster. Manager: Mrs Leisha Slade.


The Headmaster’s Sports awards are presented to male and female senior students who have played for the College demonstrating commitment and professionalism in their chosen code. They are regarded as ‘power houses’ making a difference to the performance of their teams.


Sam Nock
The Kaino Cup is presented to a team athlete who ‘the team could just not do without.’
Five years of service with an outstanding contribution, New Zealand Rugby Representative.


Daniel Maclean
A new cup in 2014, this was awarded for leadership, team building and the development of others. Commitment to Football and the College, dedicated leader of the team.

Maia Jean Watene
Netball, Touch, Basketball and goalie for 1st XI Girls Football team and an outstanding five year contribution.

Madeline Evans
Cycling, Running, Triathlon and all-rounder who always put in her best effort.

Lulu Tuilotolava                
Hockey and lead from the front.

Alice Boyd                          
Pursuit of excellence in her chosen sport of Fencing.

Kelly Drew
Netball and Tennis, 100% scholarship to the Unites States  for tennis in 2015.

Leba Korovou 
Basketball and Netball Fiji representative.

Nikita Lieshout 
Football and no nonsense attitude towards winning.

Mathew McCullough 
Triathlon, Cycling, Swimming, Sports Prefect and total commitment.

Richmond Lum
1st XI Cricket and Hockey Youth Olympics putting in 100 % effort.

George Hollingworth 
1st XV Rugby, 1st XI Cricket and a no nonsense competitor.

Chad Crenfeldt Smith
Outstanding captain of 1st XI Cricket.

Thomas Konusi 
Football 1st XI since Year 9.

Patrick Herbert
Exciting 1st XV player signed with Newcastle Nights Rugby League team.

Sam Taiseni
An unsung hero who has never beaten in the line out.

Edi Stoica
Exciting tennis talent with a scholarship to the United States for tennis in 2015.

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