Hannah named Sportswoman of the Year

November 23, 2018 at 1:25 PM

The annual College Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last night at Eden Park to honour the best student athletes in Auckland across 32 sanctioned college sports. The top three students in each sport from the Auckland region had earlier been selected as finalists to attend the dinner which culminated in naming an overall male and female sports person of the year. This year, the College was pleased to have 21 of our students selected as finalists across a range of sports.

To receive an invite to these awards is an honour as it means the student has been noted during the season as one of the top three players in their chosen sport from every secondary school in the Greater Auckland Area.

Over 600 people attended the event and it was a proud moment for the students, their families and the College when the winners were announced. We were delighted when ten Saint Kentigern students were chosen as the winners in their category.

Our Sports Prefect, Hannah Blake has become a footballer of note during her time at the College, leading the Girls’ 1st XI to victory both in Auckland, and nationally last year. She has represented New Zealand at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup and as a member of Future Ferns, has already debuted with the Football Ferns. Not only was she named the winner of the Football category, but she was also named as the Overall Young Sportswoman of the Year! This is the first time that one of our girls has been selected for the top honour. A very worthy achievement! Hannah plans to study in the USA next year having been awarded a full soccer scholarship to the University of Michigan.

This is the second year in a row that a Saint Kentigern student has been named as an overall winner. Hannah follows on from multisport athlete, Daniel Whitburn’s success last year.

Well done to all these students. It was a very enjoyable evening for all who attended, including Senior College Principal, Mrs Suzanne Winthrop, who said, ‘We are so proud of Hannah, not only is she an outstanding sportswoman, but she is also a humble, hardworking young woman who is well deserving of this recognition.’



Hannah Blake



Jaymie Kolose                    All Rounder

Mahina Paul                       All Rounder

Lisa Putt                               All Rounder

Hannah Blake                    Football

Adam Alovili                       Hockey

Tayla Earle                          Netball

Finian Orr                            Multisport

Maddy Clarke                    Multisport

Mahina Paul                       Touch

Nathan Xu                           Table Tennis



Jaymie Kolose                    All Rounder

Mahina Paul                       All Rounder

Lisa Putt                               All Rounder

Lisa Putt                               Athletics

Ryan Tong                           Badminton

Conor Ansell                       Cricket

Jacob Hannan                    Cycling

Hannah Blake                     Football

Kieran Richards                 Football

Adam Alovili                       Hockey

Tayla Earle                          Netball

Harry Church                      Rowing

Rivez Reihana                    Rugby

Nathan Xu                           Table Tennis

Ema Miyuara                      Tennis

Rudolf Aksenoks              Tennis

Jaymie Kolose                    Touch

Mahina Paul                       Touch

Finian Orr                            Multisport

Maddy Clarke                    Multisport

Ryan Church                       Multisport




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